The Dive trailer: survival thriller traps a woman 28 meters underwater

A trailer has been released for The Dive, an English-language reworking of the Swedish/Norwegian thriller Breaking Surface

RLJE Films will be giving the survival thriller The Dive a theatrical release on August 25th, and with that date just a couple months away a trailer for the film has arrived online. You can check it out in the embed above.

Directed by Maximilian Erlenwein, whose previous credits include the 2009 crime drama Gravity, the 2014 thriller Stereo, and the Netflix series Skylines (all of which were German productions), The Dive has the following synopsis: A deep-sea diving trip at one of the world’s most remote spots becomes a fight for survival for sisters Drew and May when a catastrophic landslide sends rocks tumbling into the sea. After being struck by the rockfall, May now lies 28 meters below the surface, trapped by debris and unable to move. With dangerously low levels of oxygen, it is up to Drew to fight for her sister’s life. She must put her own life in jeopardy and risk paying the ultimate sacrifice. But with no help in sight, time is quickly running out…

The film stars Louisa Krause (Billions) and Sophie Lowe (Blow the Man Down)… and that’s the whole cast list that has been made available, so don’t expect to see many, if any, other people in this movie.

When I read the synopsis for The Dive, even before watching the trailer, I was struck by how similar this sounded to a Swedish / Norwegian movie I watched a few years ago, Breaking Surface (watch it HERE). As it turns out, there’s very good reason for that. The Dive is officially an English language reworking of Breaking Surface, and Erlenwein wrote the script with Breaking Surface writer/director Joachim Hedén.

I enjoyed Breaking Surface, so I’ll definitely be checking out The Dive. It will be interesting to see how this movie handles the situation and to find out how different or similar it ends up being to what happened in Breaking Surface.

What did you think of the trailer for The Dive? Does this look like a movie you would like to watch, and have you seen Breaking Surface? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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