Given the number of horror film franchises that have spawned double-digit numbers of sequels (see: Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, or Friday the 13th), a 19th installment of Jaws is hardly an impossibility. But with only four films in the shark-infested lineup so far, that Jaws 19 would be ready for an October 26 release date—as Back to the Future Part II promised us it would be, in Holomax and directed by Max Spielberg—doesn’t seem likely. But that hasn’t stopped the marketing team at Universal Pictures (the studio behind both the Jaws and Back to the Future film series) from imagining what that movie might look like.
With the date of Marty McFly’s arrival in 2015 on the horizon, the studio has released a very real trailer for the very fake Jaws 19, which pokes fun at the sequel/prequel/remake/reboot trend and the clichéd tropes that drive so many of these franchise films’ storylines.
Among the various incarnations of Jaws that you have missed are Cyber Jaws, Robo Jaws, Jaws in Outer Space, Jaws Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple, and 50 Shades of Jaws. There was also a prequel, then a sequel to the prequel. In the eco-minded 19th entry, “The oceans are disappearing, and to save their home the sharks must attack.”
Whereas the (real) fourth installment declared that “This Time It’s Personal,” in Jaws 19 “It’s Really, Really Personal.”