Trailer: Blake Lively Has a Shark Problem in ‘The Shallows’

Blake Lively has a pretty big shark problem in the new trailer for The Shallows. The film seems like a mixture between Open Water and any number of lone survivor stories, and it continues our decades-long obsession with gigantic killer sharks.

Check out the shark jumping out of the water:

If you need a synopsis for some reason, here you go:

When Nancy (Blake Lively) is attacked by a great white shark while surfing alone, she is stranded just a short distance from shore. Though she is only 200 yards from her survival, getting there proves the ultimate contest of wills.

This looks solid. That shark jumping out of the water was a pretty cool moment, and it was fairly believable as far as CGI is concerned. These survival stories are always crazy intense when they’re filmed competently. The main question will be whether or not Lively can carry a film like this on her own, but let’s give her the benefit of the doubt.

The Shallows is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, (Orphan, Non-Stop, Run All Night), and it  opens June 29.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry is the managing editor for Monkeys Fighting Robots. The Dalai Lama once told him when he dies he will receive total consciousness. So he's got that going for him... Which is nice.