Release Date: September 14, 2012 (limited); September 18, 2012 (DVD) Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment Director: Kimble Rendall Screenwriter: John Kim, Russell Mulcahy, Justin Monjo, Shane Krause, Duncan Kennedy, Shayne Armstrong Starring: Sharni Vinson, Julian McMahon, Xavier Samuel, Alex Russell MPAA Rating: R (for bloody violence, some grisly images and language)
A group of survivors in a sleepy beach town suddenly find themselves trapped inside a submerged supermarket, following a freak tsunami. As they try to escape to safety, they soon discover that there is a predator among them more deadly than the threat of drowning – vicious great white sharks lurking in the water, hungry for fresh meat.
When ShockTillYouDrop.com spoke with Bait 3D director Kimble Rendall last year, he told us “I’m currently writing a new horror movie … It’s about spiders, so I’m going from sharks to spiders.”
We have now learned that Rendall will direct The Nest 3D. We have some art (check it out after the jump) to share accompanied by the following synopsis:
When an Australian scientist goes missing in the Chinese desert, a team of his friends and colleagues embark on a search and rescue mission.
There’s a good chance Sharni Vinson could kick your ass. No, I’m serious. Although this Australian actress also starred in Step Up 3D, Shock Till You Drop was first introduced to her in You’re Next, the festival darling that is not due to hit theaters until August 2012. In that film, her character has a few surprises up her sleeve. It turns out, she can hold her own against a handful of bad guys quite well. The same could be said for her turn in Bait 3D, just swap out “bad guys” and toss in a great white shark or two and you’ll find Vinson back in survivalist mode once again.
But back to that ass kicking. Her early days found her dancing and swimming – a real pro athelete growing up. Then the acting bug hit and she began to use her physicality in films like the aforementioned Step Up sequel and Blue Crush 2 until the horror genre came a-knockin’. Now, with both Bait 3D and You’re Next under her belt, Vinson is moving on to the Patrick remake, expected to roll cameras this fall.
Shock spoke with Vinson about her “fun” time on Bait 3D, the “sharks in a supermarket” thriller hitting DVD/Blu-ray September 18th. Head inside for our chat!
The last time Australian filmmaker Kimble Rendall was at the helm of a feature-length horror film was the 2000 slasher film Cut, which featured the likes of Molly Ringwald and Kylie Minogue. But make no mistake, he’s been quite busy since then working as a second unit director on films like The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, I, Robot, Ghostrider and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.
Rendall is combining his experience in body count horror and high-caliber action fare with Bait 3D, his super fun sophomore feature outing in the director’s chair opening September 14th in limited release and coming to DVD/Blu-ray September 18th.
Starring Sharni Vinson, Julian McMahon, Xavier Samuel, Alex Russell and Phoebe Tonkin, the film concerns a supermarket that is flooded after a tsunami and the remaining survivors who are trapped inside with two great white sharks.
After the jump, read our discussion with Rendall in which he talks about overcoming the usual tropes that come with this kind of nature-run-amok action, the challenges of shooting in a flooded market set, his next horror outing and more.
Here at Shock Till You Drop, we’re very proud of this exclusive clip we’ve landed for Bait 3D. You want hand-chopping action? You got it. Alex Russell from Chronicle? Yeah, he’s here. A shark on the prowl? Done. Shark bait in the form of a little dog? Yeah, we can deliver that for ya.
If you’re looking forward to this “sharksploitation” flick hailing from Australia (and you really should be), then head inside for the clip.
Bait 3D is opening in limited release on September 14th (request a screening near you) and hits DVD/Blu-ray on September 18th. Highly recommended.
One of my favorite films of the fall is Bait 3D, opening in a limited theatrical release September 14th and hitting DVD on September 18th. I’ve seen it twice now, once at home and once in the theater, and it’s a kick. It plays terrific with a crowd, so if you want to check it out near you, request a Tugg screening.
Having said that, distributor Anchor Bay has passed along two clips and a handful of photos from the film.
You can head inside for the clips. Click here for our photo gallery.
Anchor Bay is getting ready to unleash the “sharks ‘n a supermarket” thriller Bait 3D. Today, a clip hit the web that shows sharks are not the only thing to fear in the film. It’s an R-rated, bloody piece of fun, but it does show the demise of one character, so head inside if you don’t mind being spoiled.
Opening in select theaters on September 14th, the film follows a group of survivors in a sleepy beach town who suddenly find themselves trapped inside a submerged supermarket, following a freak tsunami. As they try to escape to safety, they soon discover that there is a predator among them more deadly than the threat of drowning – vicious great white sharks lurking in the water, hungry for fresh meat.
Nip/Tuck’s Julian McMahon, You’re Next’s Sharni Vinson and Chronicle’s Alex Russell all star.
Anchor Bay brings some sharkspoitation – hailing from Australia – back to the screen in Bait 3D. The film is going to enjoy a run in select theaters on September 14th before hitting DVD and Blu-ray on September 18th.
The film tells the story of a group of survivors in a sleepy beach town who suddenly find themselves trapped inside a submerged supermarket, following a freak tsunami. As they try to escape to safety, they soon discover that there is a predator among them more deadly than the threat of drowning – vicious great white sharks lurking in the water, hungry for fresh meat.
Xavier Samuel, Sharni Vinson, Alex Russell and Julian McMahon star.
A Dutch one-sheet hit the web and you’ll find a larger version after the jump.