Direct-to-Video Sequel to Shark Thriller ‘Deep Blue Sea’ Due April 17

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Deep Blue Sea 2 on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD April 17.

Taking its cues from the 1999 original Deep Blue Sea, the direct-to-video follow-up features another top-secret project to find cures for human diseases by using genetically engineered sharks, which threaten to turn against the humans who created them.

Deep Blue Sea 2 is a true sequel, staying within the mythology of the original film, and taking the next step in the evolution of the sharks … and their human counterparts,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, VP of TV marketing, family and animation at WBHE. “This time, there’s more perspective from the sharks, giving greater personality to the ‘villains’ in this film. It’s a thrill ride that will keep the audience guessing throughout.”

Directed by two-time Independent Spirit Award nominee Darin Scott, Deep Blue Sea 2 stars Danielle Savre , Rob Mayes, Michael Beach, Nathan Lynn, Kim Syster and Jeremy Jess Boado.

Extras include the making-of featurette “Returning to the Deep”; a “Death by Shark” featurette in which the actors discussed how their characters are killed off; a gag reel; and deleted scenes.

The original film earned $73 million at the domestic box office and more than $164 million worldwide.