In the 1970’s and 80’s, moviegoers got the chance to experience the classic Jaws franchise firsthand. Eight years ago, moviegoers of a new generation had a similar experience with the birth of the Sharknado franchise that coupled Jaws with a massive meteorological event, in this case a tornado. Sharks have remained a persistent area of interest in popular culture for the awe and fear they inspire in humans, leaving us both terrified yet intrigued. Now a new film will be building upon that trope once again, and tying in a biblical element as well: Noah’s Shark is set to reimagine the biblical tale of Noah’s Ark through the lens of Hollywood, with the first official trailer ready for eager viewers to see.
As most are probably familiar, Noah’s Ark tells the story of a man who is summoned by God to save as much as he can in the face of an impending flood that will wipe out society completely. Noah’s Shark instead takes place in the modern day and follows a film crew that decides to go explore the mythical wreckage of this mission despite warnings that they are in for more than they expect. That includes a curse that has been placed on the metaphorical burial site of Noah’s Ark and a great white shark that has been cast as its protector, leaving the crew on a survival mission rather than the trip they had hoped for. The trailer, which can be seen below, highlights that and a whole lot more, illuminating just how unique a film Noah’s Shark is poised to be.
The project’s director Mark Polonia is certainly no stranger to shark-inspired films either. He has directed a slew of others that include Sharkenstein and Shark Encounters of the Third Kind, as well as other sci-fi thriller films such as Bride of the Werewolf. It will be interesting to see how this project compares, and viewers will get the chance to find out when it premieres this November. Until then, remain on the lookout for further updates about Noah’s Shark.