Oh hi, Shark. Check out the new trailer for Big Shark, the first movie directed by Tommy Wiseau since cult classic The Room.
Shark movies are a dime a dozen, especially with schlock like Jersey Shore: Shark Attack, Sand Sharks, Ghost Shark, and so much more. But what happens when Tommy Wiseau, the visionary director of The Room, takes aim at the ocean’s most fearsome predator? Tommy Wiseau has released a new trailer for Big Shark, which is somehow the first movie he’s directed since the release of The Room twenty years ago.
The Big Shark trailer cuts back and forth between shots of New Orleans with two boxers fighting in a gym, all while the text reads, “You can Run. You can Hide. But that won’t save you. The world’s most vicious hunter has come to the bayou and only wants one thing… blood.” The film stars Tommy Wiseau as Patrick, Isaiah LaBorde as Tim, and Greg Sestero as Georgie, three firefighters who must save New Orleans from a killer shark.
According to Variety, Big Shark will have its debut screening at Cinema 21 in Portland, Oregon on April 2nd. More screenings will follow, with “a tentative schedule of engagements hosted by Prytania Theatres at Canal Place in New Orleans (April 28 and 29), the Balboa Theatre in San Francisco, Calif. (May 5 and 6), the Landmark Westwood in Los Angeles (June 2 and 3) and the Village East by Angelika in New York City (August 10, 11 and 12).” Tommy Wiseau is said to be planning to appear in person for these “Pre-Premier” screenings, with the roadshow theatrical edition continuing for eight months before the eventual release of the “Official Final Cut Version.” The first teaser trailer for Big Shark was actually released four years ago, so this has been a long time coming.
As someone who never got into the whole phenomenon surrounding The Room, I doubt Big Shark is really for me. I can’t imagine that Big Shark will inspire the same passion that propelled The Room to cult stardom, but plenty of Tommy Wiseau fans have been eager to see him return to the director’s chair.
What did you think of the new trailer for Big Shark? Will you be watching?