This is totally gonna be a new generation’s Deep Blue Sea and we’re here for it.
There’s a whole lot going on in the world of Meg right now, the franchise created by author Steve Alten. A new book, Meg: Generations, just went up for pre-order, and a comic series is also on the way. Of course, the most exciting Meg-related project is director Jon Turteltaub’s The Meg, a feature film adaptation of Alten’s original novel.
We’ve just confirmed through Alten himself that the trailer for The Meg will be arriving in March, just five months before the massive shark swims onto the big screen!
Warner Bros. Pictures will release The Meg on August 10, 2018.
Jason Statham, Ruby Rose, Li Bingbing, Cliff Curtis and Page Kennedy star.
In the film, “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 (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.”
Rounding out the international main cast of Meg are Rainn Wilson (TV’s The Office, Super), Winston Chao (Skiptrace, Kabali), Jessica McNamee (The Vow, TV’s Sirens), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The BFG, TV’s The Missing), Robert Taylor (Focus, TV’s Longmire), Sophia Shuya Cai (Somewhere Only We Know), and Masi Oka (TV’s Hawaii Five-0, Heroes).