Ellis isn't fond of the title either, or the others pitched which include 'Chums,' 'Fins' and 'Terror on the Lake.' He's hoping that second time's a charm with 'Untitled 3D Shark Thriller,' which will hopefully garner the same interest that 'Snakes on a Plane' did.
Or did it? SoaP only turned out $34 million on a $33 million budget, even though the title helped earn it a cult-status rating.
At least we know that Samuel L. Jackson would approve of Ellis's preference. When execs tried to change the title of 'Snakes on a Plane' to 'Pacific Air Flight 121,' the actor insisted they switch it back. "That's the only reason I took the job: I read the title," he said.
"... Until I hear a better name, I like what we've got right now," Ellis insists. Do you agree with his matter-of-fact approach? Do the bloodthirsty, fresh-water sharks of the Louisiana Gulf deserve a better intro than 'Untitled 3D Shark Thriller'? Leave us your picks for Ellis's new movie in the comments section. If nothing else, a SyFy rep might make you famous and use it for Roger Corman's next outing -- though it is hard to beat the beauty of a title like 'Piranhaconda.'