Prehistoric Shark Thriller Meg is slated for release on August 10, 2018 by Warner Bros. Pictures, Gravity Pictures, Filming underway.
After almost twenty years in development hell, a film adaptation of Steve Alten’s 1997 shark thriller novel MEG has finally made it into production.
MEG Fans have waited so long to see this movie happen, including yours truly (If you never read my 2012 review of the novel MEG, you can do so here) and if you have never heard of it, but love sharks and are fascinated with Carcharodon megalodon, then revel in the good news that Warner Bros. Pictures is moving forward with this prehistoric shark movie. It was revealed last month that Jason Statham had signed on to headline the thriller and very recently the studio has given the megalodon shark movie an August 10, 2018 release date.
In various stages of development for some time, the megalodon movie will be directed by National Treasure‘s Jon Turteltaub from a script by James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man, Independence Day: Resurgence ((Can’t say I’m thrilled at the choice for script writer, but…))
THIS IS FINALLY HAPPENING
Based on Steve Alten‘s New York Times best-selling novel, Alten describes his 1997 novel as follows on his official site:
On a top-secret dive into the Pacific Ocean’s deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face-to-face with the largest and most ferocious predator in the history of the animal kingdom. The sole survivor of the mission, Taylor is haunted by what he’s sure he saw but still can’t prove exists – Carcharodon megalodon, the massive mother of the great white shark. The average prehistoric Meg weighs in at twenty tons and could tear apart a Tyrannosaurus rex in seconds.
Written off as a crackpot suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Taylor refuses to forget the depths that nearly cost him his life. With a Ph.D. in paleontology under his belt, Taylor spends years theorizing, lecturing, and writing about the possibility that Meg still feeds at the deepest levels of the sea. But it takes an old friend in need to get him to return to the water, and a hotshot female submarine pilot to dare him back into a high-tech miniature sub.
Diving deeper than he ever has before, Taylor will face terror like he’s never imagined, and what he finds could turn the tides bloody red until the end of time. MEG is about to surface. When she does, nothing and no one is going to be safe, and Jonas must face his greatest fear once again.
Starring: Jason Statham, Li Bingbing (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Cliff Curtis (Fear The Walking Dead),
, Rainn Wilson (The Office), Masi Oka (Heroes) and
This quest. This need to solve life’s mysteries. In the end, what does it matter when the human heart can only find meaning in the smallest of moments? They’re here. Among us. In the shadows. In the light. Everywhere. Do they even know yet? - Genesis 01x01