– by Joseph Jammer Medina

In the ocean, no one can hear you scream. Yeah, it sounds simple enough, but I think it’s a pretty accurate description of what we’re seeing in the new film Underwater, which stars Kristen Stewart. The film features a group of researchers seven miles under the ocean’s surface who have to fight for their lives after an earthquake virtually destroys their laboratory.

I have to say, given how much Alien we’re seeing in this bad boy, I’m pretty surprised we haven’t seen something like this much sooner, as it has a lot of similar beats and a similar feel — though with a tone-down PG-13 rating.

Below is the official synopsis for the film:

UNDERWATER is a film that follows a crew of underwater researchers who must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory. Directed by William Eubank, UNDERWATER stars Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, Vincent Cassel and John Gallagher Jr.”

Interestingly enough, this movie was actually filmed back in 2017 and is only getting a release early next year. While this may be speculation, part of me thinks it may have to do with Disney acquiring most of 20th Century Fox. Additionally, I can’t help but be just a little suspicious about the PG-13 rating, given the dark tone. Is this a film that’s been toned down by Disney?

I’ll admit, it’s all unfounded speculation, but it’s hard not to wonder.

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SOURCE: 20th Century Fox

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.