It’s about time we got a movie that gives Jaws some competition and although we have had a few attempts in the past, thus far nothing comes close to the classic film. However, it does seem like Australia has a competitor in the makes and from looking at the trailer, it might really be something to keep an eye open for. Directed by Kimble Rendall, and starring a whole lot of Aussies who I know from nowhere, Bait seems to be one of those films that is an underdog film, which may just rise up to the occasion.
Synopsis: “In a sleepy coastal resort community, shoppers at an underground supermarket find themselves terrorized by a crazed bandit when the unimaginable occurs… A monstrous freak tsunami swallows the town. Now trapped inside a flooded supermarket with an armed maniac and rushing water threatening to entomb them all in a watery grave, tensions mount, tempers snap, and the imprisoned band of survivors discover the threat from without has ignited an even more immediate threat from within. Their own desire to survive whatever the cost. However as hostilities reach breaking point the survivors discover they are not alone. The tsunami has brought some unwanted visitors from the depths, and as the waters rise they must overcome not only the threat of drowning and the human menace within their midst, but a threat more deadly than both and far more bloodthirsty… packs of hungry tiger sharks.”
With a limited theatrical release in the US on the 14th of September 2012 and a release date set for Australia on the 20th of September 2012, this is a must-see in my opinion just judging by the trailer.