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12th Jan 2024

Colm Meaney fights a shark on a plane in this bizarre new survival film

Simon Kelly

Colm Meaney shark film

“What’s a shark doing on a plane?”

There is something to be said about a ridiculous premise for a survival thriller film – it has of course birthed some incredibly fun films like Snakes on a Plane and The Meg.

But some chaotic genius has now had the idea to merge both of those ridiculous movies into one super-ridiculous movie. Add in Ireland’s own Colm Meaney into the mix and you’ve got No Way Up.

If you haven’t guessed it already, the plot for No Way Up surrounds a group of people involved in a plane crash, where they find themselves trapped at the bottom of the ocean in an air pocket – Cue the sharks.

Colm Meaney fights a shark on a plane in this bizarre new survival film

Now that you’ve probably dropped everything you’re doing and watched the trailer in full, you’re no doubt just as excited as we are to watch the Snapper and Star Trek star fight off a bunch of bloodthirsty sharks at the bottom of the ocean.

What makes the film, which is billed as a “high concept combination of disaster movie and survival thriller”, even more bizarre is that Meaney actually replaced the one and only Kelsey Grammer after the Frasier star exited the role due to scheduling conflicts.

For what it’s worth, we think they should both be in it.

Alongside Meaney is BAFTA Award winner Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey), James Carroll Jordan (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Sophie McIntosh (Brave New World) and Will Attenborough (Dunkirk). It is directed by Claudio Fäh.

No Way Up will crash into US theatres and VOD platforms on February 16, so we can only live in hope that we get to see it in Irish cinemas soon.

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