- Release Dates
- In Theaters: August 10, 2018
Starring Rainn Wilson, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Christian Hipolito, Jason Statham
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Warner Bros. revealed that all is moving forward with Steve Alten"s novel movie adaptation Meg. Jon Turteltaub"s Meg (2018) will release in movie theaters on March 2, 2018. Jason Statham and Fan Bingbing will star against a massive Megalodon shark. Principal photography and production will start later this 2016 year.
Update: Meg has now been pushed back to August 10, 2017, release date from previous March 2, 2017.
Press Release: (May 16, 2016 - Burbank, CA) - Warner Bros. Pictures has set a March 2, 2018 U.S. release date for the new science fiction action thriller based on Steve Alten"s book, "Meg."
The film will be co-financed by Flagship Entertainment; Gravity Pictures, a division of China Media Capital (CMC); and Warner Bros. Pictures. Gravity Pictures will distribute the film in China and Warner Bros. will distribute the film throughout the rest of the world.
Jon Turtletaub (the "National Treasure" movies, "Last Vegas") will direct the film. The film stars Jason Statham ("Spy," "Furious 7," "The Expendables" films) and award-winning Chinese actress Fan Bingbing ("Buddha Mountain," "Iron Man 3," "X-Men: Days of Future Past").
Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Belle Avery and Colin Wilson are producing the film, with Wei Wayne Jiang, Barrie M. Osborne, Randy Greenberg and Gerald R. Molen serving as executive producers.
An international underwater observation program, led by Chinese scientists, is under attack by an unknown danger, and its deep-sea submersible lies disabled and trapped at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. With time running out, former Naval Captain and expert deep sea diver Jonas Taylor (Statham) is recruited by Dr. Zhang Suyin, lead oceanographer of the program, for what is likely a suicide mission. Years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying threat, which forced him to abort his mission and abandon half his crew, resulting in disgrace and a dishonorable discharge. Now, Taylor must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below...bringing him face to face once more with the apex predator of all time.
Principal photography and production will begin later this year in China and New Zealand.
Synopsis:After an attack forces him to abandon half his crew, Jonas Taylor claims the attack was caused by a 70-foot shark, and must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible. Could the Megalodon still be alive?
Directors: Jon Turteltaub
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
Producers: Kenneth Atchity, Belle Avery, Jie Chen, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Randy Greenberg, Ben Erwei Ji, Wayne Wei Jiang, Gerald R. Molen, Barrie M. Osborne, Terri Truluck, Chunzi Wang, Colin Wilson, Chi-Li Wong
Cinematographers: Tom Stern
Editors: Steven Kemper
Jason Statham is in early talks to star in Jon Turteltaub’s Meg (2017) based on Steve Alten book of the same name. Eli Roth was formerly set to direct the film, but that is another story. Dean Georgaris penned the most recent draft of the script. That is all for…
Steve Alten‘s New York Times bestseller Meg - short for Megalodon - will get a movie adaptation by Eli Roth. Can this be the next Jaws (1975)? Two men attempt to destroy the monster shark which is huge to modern day sharks, approximate max size of a Mammoth Megalodon Shark…
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