“Bait 3D”, a new killer shark movie starring the likes of Xavier Samuel and Julian McMahon, has been picked up for U.S distribution via Anchor Bay. The movie was directed by Kimble Rendall, who previously helmed the horror movie “Cut” (2000) starring Molly Ringwald.

Anchor Bay Films acquired North American distribution rights to Bait 3D, Australia’s first 3D action film. The suspenseful shark attack/horror film stars Xavier Samuel, Sharni Vinson, Singaporean stars Adrian Pang and Qi Yuwu, Phoebe Tonkin, Dan Wyllie and Julian McMahon. Bait 3D was produced by Gary Hamilton, Todd Fellman and Peter Barber.

“Bait in 3D is the ultimate shark thrill ride that will make you think twice about getting back in the water,” said Kevin Kasha, Executive Vice President, Acquisitions and Co-Productions for Anchor Bay Films.

In a sleepy beach community, shoppers at an underground supermarket are terrorized by a crazed bandit when the unimaginable occurs: A monstrous freak tsunami swallows the town. Now trapped, with rushing water threatening to entomb them in a watery grave, the survivors discover they are chum for a pack of hungry great white sharks.

The deal was negotiated by Kasha, Josh Thomashow and Marc Barson for Anchor Bay Films; Gary Hamilton, Chris Perry and Mike Gabrawy on behalf of Arclight.

Meantime, the official Facebook page for the film has unveiled some release dates for select territories :

Hello Baiters! Just to give you a update the Official Bait 3D Trailer was taken down due to the release of the movie in the later year. So look out for clips, and new trailers in June,July time! Also we have some date when the film is being released. Argentina 6 September 2012, Australia 6 September 2012,Belgium 31 October 2012, New Zealand 6 September 2012,Netherlands 25 October 2012, Ireland 21 September 2012, Germany 26th October 2012, Italy 20 September 2012, South America, 20 September 2012, France 25 October 2012.. More dates TBC!