Director Andrew Traucki (The Reef) returns to direct the sequel, which Jessica McNamee, Luke Mitchell, Amali Golden, Ben Hoetjes and Anthony Sharpe.
The original Black Water, which starred Diana Glenn, Maeve Dermody and Andy Rodoreda, was a surprise stayer in Australian cinemas and a hit with overseas markets, when it was released in 2007.
Black Water: Abyss is written by Sarah Smith and Ian John Ridley and is set in an unchartered cave system in the forests of Northern Australia. It follows a couple of adventure loving couples who abseil into the caves to hide from an approaching storm, which also invites a float of crocodiles.
Like every other film these days, it seems, Black Water: Abyss will be shot in Queensland.
“I’m obviously ecstatic to be able to come back home to shoot this movie,” said Luke Mitchell, who has been killing it on US TV in shows such as Agents of SHIELD, Blindspot and The Code). “This is my first time working back home in Australia since I left Home and Away in 2012 AND to get to work in Queensland, not too far from where I grew up, it’s extra special.”
“Andrew’s [Traucki] work integrating real crocodiles and sharks into Black Water and The Reef really set those films apart from their contemporaries. It’s an absolute privilege to have him helming this next instalment of Black Water,” added Producer Neal Kingston.