While filming began in november well before her pregnancy news lively was snapped shooting additional scenes in malibu, california, on april 12, two days before it was announced that she was. The movies filming location doesnt offer much in the way of clues as to where the action of the shallows is supposed to have happened. Part of the movie was shot in lord howe island, a world heritage site thats about a twohour flight from sydney, australia. Not all of the blood in the shallows was fake blake lively, who stars in the movie as a surfer fighting a shark while stranded on a rock in. Surrounded by so many bloated, unsatisfying movies, the shallows is as refreshing as a quick dip on a hot summer day preferably in a pool, not the ocean. Shark drama the shallows filmed on remote island kftv. The shallows, the new film from jaume colletserra, stands apart from the swamp because its fun thats actually fun the real pulsethundering, breathshortening deal.
When you read the script, you say, okay im not so much getting myself into a film as much as an athletic event. The hallow originally titled the woods is a 2015 horror film directed by corin hardy, written by hardy and felipe marino, and starring joseph mawle, bojana novakovic, michael mcelhatton, and michael smiley. Principal photography began in october 2015 in new south wales and queensland, australia. Find out where the shallows is streaming, if the shallows is on netflix, and get news and updates, on decider. Jaume colletserra is good at keeping the flow of a movie. Even if the shallows is a ton of fun in a theater and the trailers have made it look like a gnarly mustsee, there is probably no better way to watch this film for the first time. I cant name any movie that has the same astounding image of the shark which is apparently a colossal giant stalking a girl to an extremely eerie extent. The film was released in the united states on june 24, 2016, by columbia pictures. It has plentiful suspense, just enough gore, and a main character thats as tough as a coral reef. The shallows was originally titled in the deep, and its revealing that the two names selected for the movie are so profoundly selfcontradictory. The baja california islands are on the whales migratory route. The shallows blake lively plays the great white surfer who faces off against a killer shark in this farfromdeep summer scarefest. In the film, a surfer gets stranded 200 yards 180m from shore, and must use her wits and determination to survive a great white shark attack.
Blake lively almost broke her nose while filming the shallows. I noticed some directorial flaws, or maybe they were intentional. The cat and mouse game was pulsating and any time a. Most of the movie takes place in water with a shark that continues attacking. The film was a great surprise until the final third, the creators turned down a road of self discovery which annoyed me. We ask shark expert chris lowe whether the science in the upcoming shark thriller has any teeth. However, there was also some filming done outside of the studios. The movies filming location doesnt offer much in the way of clues as to where the action of the shallows is supposed to have.
Blake lively squares off against a hungry great white in the shallows, but before things get ugly, the scenery is really, really beautiful. The 28yearold actress shot most of the film without the help of a stunt double, but whats more impressive is that she shot at least part of the. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. The shallows became the first largescale film production to shoot scenes on the remote lord howe island, which lies 600 nautical miles east. It is a britishirish coproduction filmed in ireland.
Yet there was also a magical, mystical island that, according to. Blake lively talks bikinis, why she never saw jaws. Behindthescenes facts about the shallows the making of blake. How realistic is the shark science in the shallows. After some sleuthing on imdb, i learned that most of the movie was shot in a giant pool inside a studio in queensland, australia. Well, because of this, most of the filming took place inside a giant pool inside of the village roadshow studios, oxenford, queensland, australia and village roadshow studios, gold coast, queensland, australia. The vfx put into the movie is purely great, especially the shark. Blake livelys character nancy adams was put through hell in the shallows, but it turns out the actress herself didnt come out unscathed. The shallows is a 2016 american survival horror film directed by jaume collet serra, written by anthony jaswinski and starring blake lively.401 427 402 74 62 528 1068 440 761 300 962 461 1439 302 909 921 128 483 790 16 254 74 1383 662 1492 787 1295 978 479 1238 858 220 482 1052 571 910 1335 305 74 126 933 387