Deadline has revealed that filmmaker Kiah Roache-Turner (Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, Nekrotonic) is set to direct the World War II shark survival thriller Beast of War, with the project being shopped to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market.
Beast of War will follow a group of soldiers during World War II who find themselves targeted by a great white shark after becoming stranded in the ocean. The synopsis for the film, which will shoot in 2024, reads:
1942. A warship carries hundreds of Australian soldiers across the Timor Sea to the frontline of WW2. Suddenly, Japanese fighter jets scream out of the sky, and within minutes the ocean becomes a hell of steel, fire, oil, and blood. With the vessel destroyed, a handful of soldiers build a makeshift raft from floating debris as they cling to their lives. Tensions run high between the hot-headed and terrified young men, as they band together in an effort to survive. But their biggest battle is yet to come. In the dark below, a great white shark hunts in the wreckage and is drawn to the smell of fresh blood in the water.
Take a look at the sales poster for Beast of War here…
Roache-Turner is coming off the 2021 post-apocalyptic sequel Wyrmwood: Apocalypse, while his next film Sting is currently in post-production.