Ever since Steven Spielberg unleashed “Jaws” on audiences, numerous filmmakers have tried to recapture the thrill of that movie, with very few even coming close. But just in time for summer, “Orphan,” “Non-Stop,” and “Run All Night” director Jaume Collet-Serra and actress Blake Lively are going to try to make you scared to get in the water.
Once boldly described as being in the vein of “127 Hours,” “Jaws,” and “Gravity,” the movie has a simple premise: a young woman on a secluded beach gets stranded near shore, while a great white shark wants to make a meal out of her. Here’s the official synopsis:
In the taut thriller The Shallows, Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing alone on a secluded beach when she is attacked by a great white shark and stranded just a short distance from shore. Though she is only 200 yards from her survival, getting there proves the ultimate contest of wills. It’s Jaws for a new generation.
“The Shallows” opens on June 24th.