By MICHAEL GINGOLD
In this one, the sharks are sympathetic and humans are the villains.
Discovery+ has announced its acquisition of FIN, a documentary written, directed and executive-produced by Eli Roth (who was once attached to helm THE MEG), and will begin streaming it globally on Tuesday, July 13 as part of its long-running Shark Week. Leonardo DiCaprio was also an executive producer, along with Nina Dobrev and Craig Piligian, on the film, for which you can see a promo clip below. According to the official synopsis, it follows “a professional group of scientists, researchers and activists [as they] sail around the globe to unveil the truth behind the death of millions of sharks, exposing the criminal enterprise that is impacting the extinction of the misunderstood creatures.”
“FIN is the scariest film I’ve ever made, and certainly the most dangerous,” Roth says, “but I wanted to send a message of hope to end this needless massacre of sharks. They keep our oceans clean to produce half our oxygen, and they deserve our respect and deserve to be saved, especially now when the shark fin sales ban is going before the House. It’s an honor to be joined by Leonardo DiCaprio to bring it to discovery+ audiences, and I couldn’t have done this film without the incredible support of Lionsgate and the amazing team at Pilgrim. I wanted to show the crisis from all sides and, paired with an action campaign, we can make the change necessary to protect them. Fifty years ago the world came together to save the whales, then we did it for dolphins, and recently for orcas. It’s time to do the same for sharks, and time is running out.”