The giant prehistoric Megalodon is everywhere these days. Author Steve Alten’s franchise is not only getting a new novel titled Meg: Generations, a comic, but also the film adaptation of Alten’s first book titled The Meg from director Jon Turtletaub.
Alten himself has just confirmed that the trailer for The Meg will be swimming in sometime in March, followed by its theatrical release this summer.
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.”
Jason Statham (Furious 7), Ruby Rose (Orange is the New Black), Bingbing Li (Resident Evil:Retribution), Cliff Curtis (Fear the Walking Dead) and Page Kennedy star with Rainn Wilson (The Office), Winston Chao (Skiptrace), Jessica McNamee (The Vow), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The BFG), Robert Taylor (Longmire), Sophia Shuya Cai (Somewhere Only We Know), and Masi Oka (TV’s Hawaii Five-0) co-starring.
The Meg will be unleashed by Warner Bros. Pictures in theaters on August 10, 2018.