Back from the boneyard!  One by one the original mechanical sharks from Jaws, nicknamed Bruce after Spielberg’s lawyer, have been allowed to rot away.  

Now, finally, somebody is doing something about this crime against cinema.

One of the original mechanical shark props from the movie has been fully restored.  The man behind this project?  Step forward Greg Nicotero.  The Emmy Award winner has a background in SFX and started work under Romero for Day Of The Dead in 1985.  Since then his credits include The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, a Dune miniseries and a zombie return for The Walking Dead.

His studio KNB EFX has teamed up with the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures conservation team.


This is the final remaining version of Bruce from the original 1975 movie.  He was displayed in a junkyard and being damaged by the sun until 2016.  Then the owner Nathan Adlen bequeathed the shark to the Academy Museum.

It will be a part of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures which opens in February 2020.

This is the kind of thing that might make me plan a trip.