Underwater - Director William Eubank Interview – Producers Peter Chermin, Tonia Davis, Jenno Topping – Writers Brian Duffield & Adam Cozad – Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, John Gallagher Jr., Mamoudou Athie, T.J. Miller – 20th Century Fox – Chermin Ent
Underwater is a 2020 American science fiction horror film directed by William Eubank and written by Brian D...
Underwater is a 2020 American science fiction horror film directed by William Eubank and written by Brian Duffield and Adam Cozad. The film is produced by Chernin Entertainment and stars Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, Jessica Henwick, John Gallagher Jr., Mamoudou Athie, and T.J. Miller. It follows a group of scientists at the bottom of the ocean who encounter a group of creatures after an earthquake destroys their laboratory. Underwater was released in the United States on January 10, 2020, by 20th Century Fox. The film received mixed reviews from critics and grossed $40.9 million worldwide against a production budget of $50–80 million.
A crew of underwater researchers must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory. On February 22, 2017, it was announced that Kristen Stewart would star in Underwater, a film to be directed by William Eubank from a screenplay by Brian Duffield. It was revealed that principal production would commence the next month. On March 7, 2017, T.J. Miller and Jessica Henwick joined the cast. It was also confirmed that principal production would commence later that month in New Orleans.
On April 5, 2017, during principal production, Vincent Cassel and Mamoudou Athie joined the cast. The next day, John Gallagher Jr. joined the cast. In May 2017, following the end of principal production for the film, it was revealed that Gunner Wright rounded out the cast of the film.
In the United States and Canada, Underwater was released alongside Like a Boss and the expansions of Just Mercy and 1917, and was projected to gross around $8 million in its opening weekend. The film made $2.7 million on its first day, including $500,000 from Thursday night previews. It went on to debut to $7 million, finishing seventh at the box office. The film fell 48% in its second weekend to $3.6 million (and $4.8 million over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday), finishing eleventh.