After being in development for nearly two decades, the giant shark movie ‘Meg’ is finally filming. The big screen adaption of the novel ‘Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror’ by Steve Alten is being directed by Jon Turteltaub.
To celebrate the first day of production Warner Bros. Has released the film’s first official image. The photo features Jason Statham and Li Bing Bing. Let’s face it, only Statham could make a turtle neck look that badass.
Model/actress Ruby Rose co-stars alongside Robert Taylor, Rainn Wilson, Masi Oka, Jessica McNamee, Page Kennedy and ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ actor Cliff Curtis.
The Official Synopsis:
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.
The film sounds awesome. Unfortunately, it will be a while before we see it. ‘Meg’ won’t swim into theaters until March 2, 2018.