With The Meg swimming into theaters this weekend, a sequel to another recent shark movie, 47 Meters Down, is teased in a new video from Entertainment Studios.

Coming to theaters in the summer of 2019, 47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter (previously referred to as 48 Meters Down) is teased in a tense new video (that exclusively premiered on Collider) featuring footage from the first film and some haunting hints at the sequel.

As previously reported by The Hollywood Reporter, director Johannes Roberts (The Strangers: Prey at Night) returns to direct the sequel to the first film, which brought in upwards of $53 million at the global box office last summer.

Fyzz Facility is also returning to produce the project, with Roberts once again directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with 47 Meters Down co-scribe Ernest Riera. Although the film is a sequel, the plot details revealed thus far don't include surviving characters from the first movie, which followed two sisters (played by Mandy Moore and Claire Holt) who become stranded on the ocean floor with only rusty cage bars between them and Great White sharks.

Instead of taking place off the shores of Mexico, the sequel is expected to be set in the waters around Brazil, with THR previously reporting that the film will follow "a group of girls looking for adventure in the coastal metropolis of Recife. Hoping to get off the well-worn tourist trail, they hear about some hidden underwater ruins only to find that the turquoise waves of their secret Atlantis aren’t completely uninhabited."

We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on 47 Meters Down: The Last Chapter as more details surface. In the meantime, are you excited for a sequel to 47 Meters Down?

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