This was director David R. Ellis's final film before his death in January 2013.
The animatronic sharks were built by Edge Innovations who previously built sharks for movies such as Deep Blue Sea (1999) Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) and even the Orca in Free Willy (1993).
Two models for each shark were built, one "Swimmer" and one "Attacker", each of which required very different internal mechanisms, sharks are these total contrast of stealthy, cruising, lurking and those intense bursts of power, we split those two behaviors into two different types of models and optimized each to do one of those things best.
This is the first shark movie released in 3D ever since Jaws 3D (1983), which released 28 years prior.
Shark Night 2011
31 Aug 2011 ● English ● 1 hr 30 mins
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