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‘Meg’ Writer Says There Will Be Sequels “If the Movie Does Well”

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As we recently told you, it was the box office success of The Shallows last year that directly allowed for 47 Meters Down to be released into theaters this past weekend – sometimes, the only motivation that studios need to make/release movies is to see that comparable movies are making money.

So then, will next year’s Meg be spawning any sequels if it’s a hit? We asked that question to Steve Alten, writer of the novel that was adapted by director Jon Turteltaub for the Summer 2018 shark attack flick, and he has assured us that yes, that’s the plan!

As for the MEG sequels – absolutely,” he emphatically told us. “If the movie does well, there will be sequels. Of course, that goes for any successful Hollywood movie.

Fans of the Meg franchise know that Hollywood will have no trouble coming up with sequel stories, as Alten’s book series spawned its fifth novel last year. Alten is currently penning the sixth installment, Meg: Generations, which will be a direct sequel to Meg: Nightstalkers.

Needless to say, this is a movie franchise just waiting to happen.

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.



  • ScriptGiverrrr

    (Tumbleweed rolls by)

  • Christopher Nickerson

    Hopefully if it does well they scrap the book sequels (which started bad and have gotten progressively worse. The last one was part Meg sequel and part Loch sequel and completely sucked) and make up their own

  • Ocelot006 .

    Well Meg is going to have to make a heck of a lot more than the Shallows and 47 Meters Down.

    • ziggy13

      Well The Shallows made about $120 million which was more than 7 times its budget. 47 Meters Down isn’t going to do that well but in the middle of its run its still made over twice its budget at $11+ million, not terrible considering it was originally a direct to VOD film with no star power

      • Ocelot006 .

        So what I just said still stands.

      • ScriptGiverrrr

        Budget is one thing, covering marketing costs is another.

  • Ocelot006 .

    There’s only so many places a shark franchise can go. Jaws anybody? Although those Sharknado movies….

  • sixfeetdownsouth

    Directed by Jon Turtletob means corn on the cob. Which means it will be by the numbers tame and lame.a summer snooze.

  • dukeblues

    Poster is laughable

    • NixEclips

      Too damn simple.

      • Too damn stupid.

      • CelticBull

        To damn oversized.

  • RedNeoCon

    I want a good degree of practical effects on this.

  • Aaron Johnson

    In other news, water still wet.

  • Corey

    They should ignore the plots of the book sequels. I moderately enjoyed the first novel, but couldn’t finish the 2nd one and the summaries of the following books don’t sound any better.

    Just make one good one. I don’t really have high hopes about this movie.

  • ScriptGiverrrr

    How about support good movies if you want more good movies… And Meg will most likely not be one of them.

  • Simon Allen

    Wow …that’s a pioneering concept ….if a film makes money we will make a sequel .
    Whatever next ?

  • Satanzilla

    The director went on to explain to Bloody Disgusting that water is wet and that the sun comes up in the morning.

  • KSE1977

    The book was okay for what it was, I just do not see how this movie will end up being good. Hollywood just doesn’t seem all that capable of adapting things these days and a big tentpole big budget killer shark movie? Has flop written all over it. I so hope I am wrong because I love me some killer sharks, but as others have said, while the premise is fun, the book was mostly just okay, not exactly Peter Benchly here.

    • Tor from Yucca Flats

      the movie will just be a jaws rehash. I already saw MEG in my head. Shark attacks, people get in boat to stop it, they struggle, some casualties, but they over come it in the end

  • Tor from Yucca Flats

    YAWN Sharks are boring. Hippos cause more human deaths than any other animal and yet there is no hippo horror movies? Sharks have been done to death, to the point where it is just a syfy channel mockery now. There hasn’t been a decent shark movie since JAWS.

  • azoreseuropa

    You guys are so negative!!! What a baby! I will watch it.

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