"We've got sharks. It's in 3D. And, It's a thriller," says 'Snakes on a Plane' director David Ellis about his latest film, which could feature the uber-literal title, 'Untitled 3D Shark Thriller.' The sharktastic tale about friends at a lake house fighting for their lives was sold to foreign markets as 'Shark Night 3D.' Rumor has it that Relativity Media, which is releasing the film this September, didn't dig the name and is working to change the title for its U.S. release.

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.'

[via: Vulture]