Warner Brothers has released the first trailer for Jason Statham’s new action thriller The Meg about a prehistoric shark.
Based on a novel by Steve Alten entitled Meg, Jason Statham character, Jonas Taylor, is a deep-sea rescue diver brought in to rescue the stranded crew of an international undersea observation program after a creature long thought to be extinct attacks its submersible. For Jonas (Statham) this is not the first time he has come across the 75-foot creature.
Director Jon Turteltaub who directed National Treasure directs “The Meg”. Originally scheduled for release in theaters on March 2nd, but was pushed back and is now scheduled to hit theaters on August 10, 2018.
If you haven’t seen the trailer for “The Meg”, check it out below. You can also check out some images for the movie and two posters at the bottom of this post.
After watching the trailer for “The Meg” I’m ready to dive into the deep end of the pool and sink my teeth into this movie. “The Meg” could be the best shark movie ever or it could be plain mediocre, bottom line it looks fun.
With a movie like “The Meg” I’m not expecting it to be some wonderful Oscar contender for best picture. I just need it to be a fun enjoyable summer popcorn flick that lets me escape for two hours.
Cast: Jason Statham, Li Bing-Bing, Cliff Curtis, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose,Winston Chao, Page Kennedy, Jessica McNamee, Ólafur Darris Ólafsson,Sophia Shuya Cai, Masi Oka
The official synopsis for The Meg
“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 (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.”