The film shot at Pinewood's Underwater Stage and in the Dominican Republic
47 Meters Down: Uncaged follows the diving adventure of four teenage girls (Corinne Foxx, Sistine Stallone, Sophie Nélisse, and Brianne Tju) exploring a submerged Mayan City. Once inside, their rush of excitement turns into a jolt of terror as they discover the sunken ruins are a hunting ground for deadly Great White Sharks. With their air supply steadily dwindling, the friends must navigate the underwater labyrinth of claustrophobic caves and eerie tunnels in search of a way out of their watery hell.
The Dominican Republic again provided the gorgeous backdrop for the beginning and closing sequences of Uncaged. The warm sun, white sand, lush vegetation, and sparkling blue waters were unparalleled. The underwater scenes were captured back in the UK at Basildon and the legendary, Pinewood Studios.
“When we shot it in Pinewood, my trailer would look out on all the Star Wars stuff,” recalls Director Johannes Roberts with a child-like grin. “We had both underwater stages at Pinewood and Basildon. Nobody had ever done this before – we built an underwater city and had to find ways of building whole sets. We built a staircase that was two tonnes of iron and it floated. It’s like, ‘How is that even possible?’”