Nobody has an appreciation of Renny Harlin’s Deep Blue Sea like Movies In Focus. Renny Harlin‘s 1999 shark attack actioner is a stone cold cult classic. Harlin is a director who knows how to play-up the film’s far-fetched moments and this killer shark film wears its B-movie tropes with pride.
Deep Blue Sea might have quite a bit of (dated) CGI, but it’s not excessive. The mighty Thomas Jane makes for a tremendous lead and while the plot may be silly, it’s damn good fun. The rest of the cast is also loaded (and very eclectic): Saffron Burrows, Samuel L. Jackson, Stellan Skarsgård, Michael Rapaport and LL Cool.
This image shows Renny Harlin setting-up a shot with the crew on the film’s water-logged set.
Back in 1999 Deep Blue Sea scored $75 million in the US and $164 globally (from a $60 million budget) – not a bad number for an original property.