In what is surely the most ridiculous news story of the day, it’s being reported that the “success” of Sharknado and Discover Channel’s record-breaking ‘Shark Week’ ratings has convinced Universal Pictures to give the green light to a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s seminal 1975 blockbuster Jaws.
Now, before you all set off for Hollywood with your pitch forks, it should be noted that the source of this rumour is a posting on the film production website Mandy (discovered via Blooding Disgusting), where Universal is apparently looking to recruit crew for a five month period from January 2015: “We are seeking all crew positions for the upcoming Jaws reboot. We will need to build sets quite early therefore we will be hiring partially prior to the official pre-production.”
So, is this legit? Would a Hollywood studio really need to use Mandy to secure crew for a reboot of one of the most iconic and best-known films of all time? Of course they wouldn’t…. would they?