The Official Synopsis for Barry Levinson’s The Bay


A seaside town goes mad

Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Good Morning, Vietnam) is in post-production on The Bay and a few more details about the story we haven’t heard before.

When the thriller was first announced last September, Shock learned the film focused on “the aftermath of a viral outbreak on the Eastern Seaboard. The story is told via a series of recordings on camera phones, 911 calls and other scraps of video as the town of Claridge, Maryland, is engulfed by chaos.”

A full synopsis has hit us, check it out:

The quaint seaside town of Chesapeake Bay thrives on water it is the lifeblood of the community. When two biological researchers from France find a staggering level of toxicity in the water, they attempt to alert the mayor, but he refuses to create a panic in the docile town. As a result, a deadly plague is unleashed, turning the people of Chesapeake Bay into hosts for a mutant breed of parasites that take control of their minds, and eventually their bodies. A brutal and harrowing creature feature for the 21st century, THE BAY chronicles the descent of a small town into absolute terror.

With the Paranormal Activity producing team – Jason Blum, Oren Peli and Steven Schneider – behind this one, you’re obviously going to get shades of the “found footage” sub-genre. Love the “parasite meets Jaws” angle (ignorant mayor, eco-horror, good times!).

The project was formerly known as Isopod.

Source: Ryan Turek, Managing Editor