Saffron Burrows, an English actress and model, was only 27 years old when she was cast in the role of Dr. Susan McCallister in the 1999 shark film “Deep Blue Sea.” Dr. McCallister is the lead scientist who is studying sharks in aid of a cure for Alzheimer’s, but she ends up being attacked and killed by sharks.
Burrows appeared in the film alongside actors such as Samuel L. Jackson, who played the role of the CEO who funded the aquatic study center, Russell Franklin; Thomas Jane, who played the role of the shark hunter, whisperer, and exceptional swimmer, Carter Blake; and LL Cool J, who played the role of Preacher, a hilarious chef who provided a humorous perspective on the shark attacks.
Deep Blue Sea is a 1999 science fiction/horror movie from the United States. It was directed by Renny Harlin. It features Saffron Burrows, Thomas Jane, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Rapaport, and LL Cool J. The movie is about a group of scientists doing research on mako sharks to help fight Alzheimer’s disease. It takes place in an underwater facility that is far away from other places. When a bunch of genetically modified sharks go on a killing spree and flood the facility, everything goes crazy.
About Deep Blue Sea Movie
Deep Blue Sea cost between $60 million and $82 million to make, and it was a test for Harlin, who hadn’t made a successful movie since 1993’s Cliffhanger. Most of the movie was shot at Fox Baja Studios in Rosarito, Mexico, where sets were built on top of the large water tanks that had been made for James Cameron’s 1997 movie Titanic. Even though there are some shots of real sharks in the Deep Blue Sea, most of the sharks in the movie were either real or made by computers. Trevor Rabin wrote the film’s score. “Deepest Bluest (Shark’s Fin)” and “Say What” are two songs by LL Cool J that are in the movie.
Deep Blue Sea was a summer movie that made more than $165 million around the world. It got mixed reviews from critics, who liked the suspense, pacing, and action scenes but didn’t like that it wasn’t original and stuck to B movie tropes. In hindsight, Deep Blue Sea has been seen as a successful shark movie, especially in a small genre that has been dominated by the 1975 thriller Jaws, which was made by Steven Spielberg. Deep Blue Sea 2 came out in 2018 and was made for a home video. Deep Blue Sea 3, the third movie, came out on July 28, 2020.
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Jessa Martin is the author of Nogmagazine, A professional in writing by day, and novelist by night, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University and her master of arts in media studies from the New School. A Brooklyn native, she is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves, most likely multitasking.