Anchor Bay have picked up US distribution rights for Kimble Rendall's ('Cut') new Aussie-set tiger shark thriller 'Bait'. The 3D feature has been kicking around for a while now and is set for a domestic theatrical release in Australia on 6 September. No word currently on a UK release or indeed the US date but we can imagine it'll be around a similar time for both. Russell Mulcahy ('Resident Evil: Extinction') and John Kim provided the script which has been touched up, tweaked and added to by the likes of Duncan Kennedy ('Deep Blue Sea'), Shayne Armstrong, Shane Krause and Justin Monjo. 'Bait' stars Julian McMahon ('Nip/Tuck'), Xavier Samuel ('The Twilight Saga: Eclipse') and a trio of Antipodean actresses; Alice Parkinson ('Sanctum'), Phoebe Tonkin ('The Secret Circle') and the gorgeous Sharni Vinson -below ('Blue Crush 2'). Check out the full plot breakdown below.
"In a sleepy coastal resort community, shoppers at an underground supermarket find themselves terrorized by a crazed bandit when the unimaginable occurs. A monstrous freak tsunami swallows the town. Now trapped inside a flooded supermarket with an armed maniac and rushing water threatening to entomb them all in a watery grave, tensions mount, tempers snap, and the imprisoned band of survivors discover the threat from without has ignited an even more immediate threat from within. Their own desire to survive, whatever the cost. However as hostilities reach breaking point the survivors discover they are not alone. The tsunami has brought some unwanted visitors from the depths, and as the waters rise they must overcome not only the threat of drowning and the human menace within their midst, but a threat more deadly than both and far more bloodthirsty...packs of hungry tiger sharks."
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