Josh Lucas Cast In Shark Survival Thriller Film THE BLACK DEMON – The film will be helmed by Rambo: Last Blood director, Adrian Grunberg
Actor Josh Lucas is headed back to sea, except this time he will not be fighting to escape a capsized Poseidon, but instead will be battling a giant shark in the upcoming shark survival thriller film titled The Black Demon. The film will be directed by Adrian Grunberg (Rambo: Last Blood) from a script written by Boise Esquerra (Blackwater). The film will begin its principal photography this December in the Dominican Republic.
The film’s logline reads:
“The film follows oilman Paul Sturges (Lucas) as he takes his family on vacation to Bahia Azul. There, the coastal town he and his wife once knew has mysteriously crumbled and the locals are nowhere to be found. Paul starts off his day with a routine visit to inspect his nearby oil rig, but before he knows it, his entire family has landed with him on the rotting metal tower. From the depths of the ocean rises a massive megalodon known only by its name: the Black Demon. Under constant threat from this primeval species of shark, Paul must find a way to get his family back to shore alive.”
The film is produced by Javier Chapa, Jon Silk, and Petr Jakl with executive producers Phillip Braun, Simon Wise, Bruce Barshop, Vincent Cordero, Delphine Perrier, Arianne Fraser, and Henry Winterstern.
Fraser said this of the film and Lucas casting:
“Survival thrillers centered on the apex predator of the ocean have captivated audiences for generations, and to have this fresh take helmed by the action master Adrian and led by the incredibly talented Josh, makes ‘The Black Demon’ a truly exciting project.”
“We think audiences around the world will be excited to see this Mexican legend on the big screen for the first time.”
I am a fan of these water survival films and although they can be a bit cheesy or overstretched at times, they can be a really good film to enjoy. The Meg starring Jason Statham, although not a perfect film, garnered some love from fans and was a pretty awesome film and I expect that we will get the same from The Black Demon. See you out at sea geeks!