Dimension Films announced today that they have acquired North American rights to distribute the underwater thriller 47 Meters Down. The project, which is being described as “‘Gravity’ but underwater,” will be directed by British filmmaker Johannes Roberts (Storage 24).
47 Meters Down revolves around two sisters who become trapped at the bottom of the ocean when a diving expedition to observe sharks goes horribly wrong. When the cable attaching the observation cage to the boat breaks and the cage sinks to the bottom of the ocean, the sisters must figure out a way to get back to safety battling injuries, lack of oxygen, and, worst of all, blood thirsty, great white sharks.
“This script really caught my eye with its tension and adventure. I look forward to working with Johannes to bring audiences a very unique edge of your seat thrill-ride,” said co-chairman Bob Weinstein.
“I feel privileged to be working alongside a company like Dimension whose understanding of the genre is unparalleled,” said Roberts. “Together I think we are going to give the audience a film going experience unlike anything they have ever had before.”
47 Meters Down is being produced by Mark Lane and James Harris under their The Tea Shop and Film Company banner. Altitude Film Sales is handling worldwide sales.