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Sam Worthington to battle Orcas and sharks in Alphas


Story by Jack Foley

SAM Worthington is in advanced negotiations to join the high seas battle between Orcas and Sharks in Alphas.

When the local Great White population spirals out of control, environmentalist Gavin McDade (Worthington) is tasked with finding a natural solution to the shark problem. He tracks down the owner of a nearby Killer Whale sanctuary, whose career as an Orca trainer was cut short when she was attacked by the star of her own show.

She reluctantly agrees to reintroduce a pod of juvenile Orcas into the same waters to drive out the sharks, but soon realizes there’s a female alpha Great White lurking beneath the surface capable of destroying them all.

With nowhere else to turn and with his rebellious sister’s surf competition quickly approaching, Gavin must convince the former trainer to unleash the same creature that nearly killed her in what will become the greatest battle of apex predators the oceans have ever seen.

Australian actor Worthington will reprise his role of Jake Sully in the Avatar film series, which has grossed over $2.7 billion to date, and has previously starred as Marcus Wright in Terminator Salvation and Perseus in Clash of the Titans as well as its sequel Wrath of the Titans.

More recently, Worthington starred in the drama fantasy The Shack opposite Octavia Spencer.

Steven Quale (Into The Storm, Aliens of the Deep, the latter of which he co-directed with James Cameron) is directing based on a screenplay by Frank Hannah (The Cooler) from an original story by Hannah and Christopher Tuffin.

Quale began his career as Cameron’s second unit director on Titanic and Avatar. His previous credits include Final Destination 5.

Academy Award winning VFX shop BUF (Bladerunner 2049) and Important Looking Pirates (The Shallows, Kon Tiki) will handle the creature VFX. Pete Zuccarini (Avatar 2 and 3, Pirates of the Caribbean franchise”) will choreograph and shoot the underwater sequences.

Alphas will begin principal photography in Puerto Rico this Summer [2020].