Will Smith leads an all-star cast in the animated movie, "Sharkslayer,"
the story of a fish named Oscar who gets caught up in the ocean's underworld,
when he witnesses the murder of the son of the shark mob boss.
Smith will lend his voice to the character of Oscar, while Robert De'Niro, Martin
Scorsese, Angelina Jolie, Renee Zellweger, Jack Black, Peter Falk, Ziggy Marley
and The Soprano's Michael Imperioli are all also featured.
is set in a submerged New York look-a-like city, with Skyscrapers and Brownstones.
The deeper you go, the further "downtown" you go.
families control the underworld, distinguished by their species, which includes
Great Whites, Hammerheads and Killer Whales. The Great Whites are led by their
godfather, Don Lino (Robert de Niro), who is advised by a consigliere octopus.
underwater cityscape that is Chicago meets Las Vegas meets Miami. Everything
from The Untouchables to Some Like It Hot to all three Godfather films,"
Dreamworks head Jeffery Katzenberg said. "Will Smith plays this wheeler,
dealer, schemer who dreams of hitting the big time in the sea mob world. A shark
clan is planning a take-over of his reef. The godfather shark is about to eat
Will when an anchor falls and kills the shark. Of course Will takes the credit
and one big lies leads to another."
Will Smith will
produce the soundtrack, which will include new songs by Missy Elliot, Floetry,
an updated hip-hop version of the movie "Jaws" and a cover of the
song "Car Wash."
The movie will
hit theaters October 1, 2004.