Shark Week is fast approaching, and I’m sure I don’t have to tell you guys. As if that weren’t good news enough, your shark-related movie viewing options have never been more abundant. In addition to the obvious classics, there’s Sand Sharks, starring Brooke Hogan, Sharks in Venice, featuring the incomparable Stephen Baldwin, and now there’s Bait. Think you’ve seen every combination of shark and unusual place for shark to be attacking? Well, have you seen a great white stalking an underwater supermarket after a flood? Yeah, I didn’t think so, smart guy.
Josh and Tina find themselves in a desperate situation, trapped in the underground supermarket along with other survivors from the store with no escape. Rushing water quickly floods the supermarket threatening to entomb them in a watery grave. Before long the survivors discover they are not alone, the tsunami has brought unwanted visitors from the depths. The survivors quickly realise their battle is not only to overcome the threat of drowning and the predator within their midst, but a threat far more sinister — hungry great white sharks.
As awesome as that trailer was, I imagine the pitch being even better.
“Okay, okay, so these guys? They’re robbing a supermarket.”
“Ooh, okay, sounds exciting. I like crime dramas. I’m with you so far.”
“And then suddenly, a tsunami hits!”
“A tsunami! WWHOOAAOOA! So what happened to the robbers?”
“They’re trapped in the supermarket.”
“Oh, I get it, so then it’s like the people have to cooperate with the robbers to stay alive, kind of like Attack the Block.”
“Right! But get this: the supermarket? It’s filled with sharks.”
“So it’s like Attack the Block, in a supermarket, with sharks.”
(*they snort cocaine, the camera freezing on their jumping high five*)
This is the greatest premise in the history of premises. It makes me think that show Bait Car would be 100 times better if on the bait car was filled with sharks.