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Artist’s Awesome ‘MEG’ Posters Have Made Us Even Hungrier for 2018 Film

This summer, we head 47 Meters Down. Next summer, we meet Meg.

One of the films we cannot wait to see next year is director Jon Turteltaub’s Meg, the long-awaited adaptation of the New York Times best-selling book by Steve Alten. Jason Statham stars in the action-horror film about a mega-sized Megalodon shark, which recently wrapped filming – Statham describes it as Jaws meets Jurassic Park!

While we wait for the trailer, we wanted to whet your appetite for the deep sea horror to come by showing off a couple pieces of fan-made Meg poster art that we are absolutely in love with. They come courtesy of artist David Graham, who whipped up two different concepts that stress the massive, prehistoric size of the titular monster.

Again, these are not in any way official, but they sure are cool!

Meg will swim into theaters on August 10, 2018.

In Meg

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 is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer, against the wishes of his daughter Suyin, 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.

Rounding out the international main cast of Meg are Cliff Curtis, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Li Bingbing, Winston Chao, Page Kennedy, Jessica McNamee, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Robert Taylor, Sophia Shuya Cai and Masi Oka.

Turteltaub directed from a screenplay by Dean Georgaris and Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber.



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COMMENTS

43 Comments
  • Necro

    Now that is one big fucking shark!

  • These posters are really original, I loved them!

  • zombie84_41

    The one with the fin freaks me the fuck out. I hope this isn’t going to be some lousy PG-13 movie. And if it is make it like the Shallows or skull island. When PG-13 movie push their rating is when they are norm good.

    • MODOK

      I’m less concerned with the rating than the fact it’s directed by someone whose credits are…uh…not great.

      • Nathan

        Never mind the director it’s Statham that’s the problem. Statham’s a guy who’s a poor man’s nobody.

        • Lazron

          You should watch “Spy”, he was excellent in it

      • zombie84_41

        Yes this was really nerve racking to say the least. His movie’s are utter garbage. If they fuck this up then IDK what to say.

  • Randy Moses

    I think the ‘fossil’ poster is quite effective. I think their marketing should use that theme for promotion here in the United States.

    • Daniel Anderson

      Win.

  • J Jett

    both posters are fantastic!

  • Jimmy Black

    I really – really hope the CGI is top notch… that could make or break this movie. I wonder who is doing it?

    And if I hear one LION ROAR from the shark I’m outta there!!!

  • Pamela Black Hanvey

    We’ve only been waiting 20 years for this movie!

  • Fin-tastic!

  • Jago Hara-Kiri

    not good

    August is the same month of Predator

    i hope Both make well in BO …. want more Shark movies and More Yautjas movies

    PLS GOD Make both succed ….

    • Jeremie Jayzik

      Even if Meg bombs at the box office, I doubt Predator will be any cause of it. The 2010 entry didn’t do so well.

      • Jago Hara-Kiri

        indeed …. well lets wait , we r a dam year for release…

  • Halloween_Vic

    Holy shit the first one is pretty cool and original.

  • Glenn Colvin

    Translation of the latin phrase: Because pain is the pain itself.

  • pjfarmer

    Can not wait for this movie!! I hope it rocks and the rest of the books in this series are made into films as well.

  • I had to do it.. I couldn’t help myself!! http://cinemaunrest.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/SHUT-UP-MEG.jpg

    • pjfarmer

      Thanks mate, i just choked on my cornflakes laughing!!

    • Lee W Dalgleish

      Brilliant! I actually snorted laughing!

    • Gd

      and… you just won the internet.

  • Corey

    I guess I’ll be the annoying guy who points out that Megalodon and dinosaurs didn’t exist at the same time.

    • Deplorable_Me

      I fin just got ten ft taller.

  • Russell Reball

    That yacht looks to be about 75 feet. Hate to be a downer, but that fin is way out of proportion for a “75 foot long shark known as the Megalodon”. This one is more like 400+ feet, the size of Typhoon class submarine. But hey, I’d rather see this one!

  • chris

    Been waiting fir this movie for what seems like an eternity, I’m a geek for good shark movies.
    That being said, couldn’t the artist have at least done SOME research and found out the MEG in the book was luminescent white?

  • Chip

    I still don’t get the appeal of giant sharks. The damned thing swallows you whole like a minnow, and that’s it. There’s not a lot of gore, or horror.

    • guest

      perfectly said. my feelings exactly. might be a cool dinosaur vs helicopter/boat movie but shark vs human body horror? not at all.

      • Deplorable_Me

        I agree this is more Jurassic Park than Jaws but the books were good. I have high hopes for the movies.

    • John V. Knowles

      I think part of it is the creepiness factor of this giant thing swimming around and not being safe even in a vessel. In the book the MEG chomps on submersibles, boats and even a submarine.

    • Tetra-Gramaton-Cleric

      I think being swallowed whole and alive – or at least alive long enough to realize your fate in the pulsating stomach of a shark – is incredibly terrifying.

      Also, the proportions in these posters are wildly exaggerated. The MEG is something like 80 -100 feet in the books and it chews up and pulverizes human victims constantly.

      • Chip

        Okay, that’s a little better then. I was expecting something like those dumb 90s shark movies where its victims super-imposed over stock footage, getting ‘swallowed’ whole.

        Still, I think to me that I prefer my monsters smaller if they’re specifically a human threat, since I like the idea of a struggle/competition between man and shark. That was the appeal of Jaws for me: There was back-and-forth in the power struggle between the guys and the shark. After a certain size, there’s just no damned hope, and thus, no tension.

  • Steve Alten

    “We’re gonna need a bigger screen..”

    A bit exaggerated… Meg Griffin’s head isn’t that large. The fin is fun, but personally I prefer the MEG covers rendered by my artist, Erik Hollander. Check out the MEG posters at http://www.SteveAlten.com

    Thanks, Bloody Disgusting. You are true MEGheads… love you guys.

    –Steve Alten

  • Insaneindamembwane

    Another lame ass, boring Jurassic Fart movie. Sucks that when they make these movies, they never do anything new or original. Same old plot. God bless you Ridley Scott.

    • Calvin Fecteau

      Have you read the plot? Or read the book? Please leave

  • Matty Ice 2016

    It’s going to be another Schlock Fest …Sure to be total rubbish….The shark is to big to be scary …Also , a shark that big would have no interest in humans….This will bomb …There is only one gold standard ” Jaws” Nobody will even touch it …It’s been over 40 years and still nobody will even get near it….A true testament to the greatest film ever made …Next !! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/df22d9d1e56912a7ffcb2ffb7202d72e4393837f55562e3766275f785d0e26e3.jpg

    • KennyThaKilla

      Jaws will always be the king, but there have been some decent shark films over the years. Blake Lively did a nice job in The Shallows, and The Reef also comes to mind.

      • Matty Ice 2016

        Long live the king. You are correct The Reef was pretty good. lively did not have the acting chops to carry The Shallows. Just my opinion

  • Hugh Manatey

    Not sure how this movie is gonna work on a serious level. People will not be scared of a giant shark. Maybe they could make it more of a mystery than a gorefest creature feature. Like, less is more when showing the shark. At least until near the end. Kind of like that episode of Lost Tapes where that woman was being stalked by some sea monster and you only saw glimpses of the beast swimming beneath her ship before it emerged at the end.

  • Mike4748

    This made me laugh. It sounds like satire.

    “With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor is recruited
    by a visionary Chinese oceanographer, against the wishes of his
    daughter Suyin, to save the crew—and the ocean itself…”

    • Matty Ice 2016

      It does sound like complete rubbish

  • Matty Ice 2016

    There’s a reason this movie sat in limbo for twenty years. Schlock fest

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