Alligator / Crocodile Films
Cycles happen, weather, nature and industry.
In movies we move through cycles of similarity, including nature run amok movies.
This year we see at least three (3) crocodile movies gearing towards the mainstream theatrical distribution:
Rogue is being released in late 2007 and was filmed for approx. $20 million
Blackwater is pending release and was just shown at Cannes
Primeval grossed over $10 million after a January 2007 release, and is now available on DVD
Some years we have alien invasions and super heroes, others just nature gone wild. While the spirit is not in the area of exotic wildlife, it does go hand in hand with more reports of escaped pets in the waterways (or 8 foot alligators being removed from basements in New York!)
Blackwater should be noted however for featuring real crocs over CGI or models. In line with how Open Water used real sharks for their filming.