De opnames voor de aankomende haaienfilm Meg zitten erop. Hoofdrol speler Jason Statham heeft onlangs laten weten wat we ongeveer van het project kunnen verwachten:
”I just did a movie about a shark. It’s a cross between, I’d say, Jaws and Jurassic Park. It turned out really good. I mean, apparently. We don’t know until we see it. It’s called Meg, as in megalodon.”
De film is gebaseerd op Steve Alten‘s New York Times populaire boek en het scenario is afkomstig van James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man, Independence Day: Resurgence). Op zijn officiële site, beschrijft Alten het boek als volgt:
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.
Naast Statham zijn er rollen voor Ruby Rose, Bingbing Li en Jessica McNamee. De regie is in handen van Jon Turteltaub. Meg is te zien vanaf 2 maart 2018.