The first image from Jon Turteltaub‘s (National Treasure) prehistoric shark movie The Meg has arrived via Empire.
The image shows action star Jason Statham (The Expendables franchise) standing in front of what appears to be a window (underwater) with the giant Megalodon shark looking in.
“I play a former navy captain and diver,” Statham tells Empire, “and I get hired to rescue a team of scientists who are trapped at the bottom of the sea in their research station by a giant shark. Then all hell breaks loose.”
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.”
Statham stars alongside Li Bingbing (Transformers: Age of Extinction). Ruby Rose, Robert Taylor, Rainn Wilson, Masi Oka, Jessica McNamee, Page Kennedy and ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ actor Cliff Curtis co-star. The film is the big screen adaption of the novel ‘Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror’ by Steve Alten.
The Meg swims into theaters on August 10, 2018.