Almost twenty years ago, Steve Alten dreamed up Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, about a prehistoric shark known as the Megalodon and the only man who can stop her. Four books later, the MEG series has released its latest installment, Nightstalkers, and director Jon Turteltaub is adapting the first novel into a thriller starring truly the only man we can trust to hunt down a deep-sea terror: Jason Statham.
MovieWeb has the synopsis for Meg:
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 (Jason 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, trying to recover his reputation after being written off as a crackpot, versus a shark that can rip apart a T-rex in seconds? Sounds rad.
Warner Bros. is partnering with Gravity Pictures, which will distribute the film in China, for a March 2, 2018 release.