Sometimes a movie concept is so awesome that you have to make the sequel first. That's the case with Ghost Shark 2, a film from New Zealand about a shark so ghostly it can lurk in steam and ice!
Mad Fox Films describes its first feature like this:
When Ghost Shark escapes from his extradimensional prison to terrorize Auckland, Mayor Broody calls in an expert ghost shark hunter to protect the citizens and finally defeat the creature.
Sign me up!
Undead Backbrain's Avery Guerra interviewed filmmakers Andrew Todd and Johnny Hall, who explained how they'd gotten the idea for this high concept piece of cinema:
The idea initially came to us on a road trip to see Antichrist in a film festival. We passed through this smallish town, Oamaru, which has a lot of old turn-of-the-century buildings, and is right on the coast. We thought it'd be a great place to do a ghost movie, then we saw some locations that were right out of Jaws, and we kinda just looked at each other and went "Ghost Shark! Awesome!". The rest of that trip was spent coming up with the main characters, but it wasn't until this year that we found ourselves in Auckland for a couple days and we just said "Y' know, screw it - let's shoot a Ghost Shark trailer, but do the sequel, set in the big city." . . . Sharksploitation is nothing new. People have just become more aware of it.
Ghost Shark 2 is in production now, and I can't wait for this one to come straight out of Auckland and smash into my eyeballs.
via Undead Backbrain