The Meg – USA/China, 2018

‘Pleased to eat you’

The Meg is a 2018 American-Chinese action science fiction horror film directed by Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure) from a screenplay by executive producers Dean Georgaris, Belle Avery and Colin Wilson for Warner Bros. in conjunction with China-based Gravity, with Lorenzo di Bonaventura producing.

The film stars Jason Statham, Jessica McNamee, Ruby Rose, Rainn Wilson and Bingbing Li (Nest 3DResident Evil: Retribution).

The Meg is an adaptation of Steve Alten’s 1997 novel Meg, which has been in ‘development hell’ for the last twenty years, having first been Disney and then New Line Cinema projects with directors attached such as Jan De Bont and Guillermo Del Toro. Eli Roth (Cabin Fever; Hostel; The Green Inferno) had also been mooted as director on the project.

On April 6, 2018, Entertainment Weekly posted an image from The Meg that shows the massive shark swimming beneath unsuspecting bathers.

The movie is released on August 10, 2018, in the USA and the day before in some territories.

A deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside.

With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew—and the ocean itself—from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon.

What no one could have imagined is that years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below… bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time…

Cast and characters:

  • Ruby Rose … Jaxx Herd
  • Jason Statham … Jonas Taylor
  • Rainn Wilson … Jack Morris
  • Robert Taylor … Doctor Heller
  • Bingbing Li … Suyin
  • Cliff Curtis … James ‘Mac’ Mackreides
  • Jessica McNamee … Celeste
  • Ólafur Darri Ólafsson … The Wall
  • Masi Oka … Toshi
  • Page Kennedy … DJ
  • Andrew Grainger … Morris’ Lawyer
  • Rob Kipa-Williams … D’Angelo
  • Glen Levy … Morris’ Speedboat 2nd Crewman
  • Winston Chao … Doctor Minway Zhang
  • Shuya Sophia Cai … Meiying

Meg-Steve-Alten-UK-novel

Buy Meg novel: Amazon.co.uk

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