After the success of a series of shark movies over the past few years film makers are upping the ante with a Sharks vs Whales film tentatively titled, ‘Alphas’. Looks like it’s going to star Sam Worthington, who has spent the last couple of years working on the Avatar sequels, will be the lead in the film which will start shooting in Puerto Rico this Summer.
Their Sharks vs Whales story reads as follows, “When the local Great White population spirals out of control, environmentalist Gavin McDade (Sam Worthington) is tasked with finding a natural solution to the shark problem. He tracks down the owner of a nearby Killer Whale sanctuary, whose career as an Orca trainer was cut short when she was attacked by the star of her own show. She reluctantly agrees to reintroduce a pod of juvenile Orcas into the same waters to drive out the sharks. However, they soon realise there’s a female alpha Great White lurking beneath the surface capable of destroying them all. With nowhere else to turn and with his rebellious sister’s surf competition quickly approaching, Gavin must convince the former trainer to unleash the same creature that nearly killed her in what will become the greatest battle of apex predators the oceans have ever seen.”
Directing will be Steven Quale who worked as James Cameron’s second unit director on “Titanic” and “Avatar, and directed ‘Final Destination 5”. This Shark vs Whales story is based on an original story by Hannah and Christopher Tuffin and the script is by Frank Hannah. Two VFX shops who worked on “Blade Runner 2049” and “The Shallows,” will do the creature effects.
Worthington is a busy man at the moment and is currently “Lansky,” about the infamous gangster Meyer Lansky (Harvey Keitel) and is also set to play the lead a retired kidnap and ransom hostage negotiator who must help a young man (Alex Diaz) wrongly accused of trafficking drugs to escape and return to his home and family in Australia in action thriller “Counterplay” . Slotted in between this will be the Shark vs Whales film.