Fan Bingbing Out, Li Bingbing In For Prehistoric Shark Thriller Meg


Fan Bingbing Out, Li Bingbing In For Prehistoric Shark Thriller Meg

Transformers and Resident Evil alum Li Bingbing is reportedly nearing a deal to join Meg, the giant shark pic that’s bubbled to the surface over at Warner Bros.

First reported by Variety, news of Li circling a part comes to us soon after Fan Bingbing was forced to bow out of the maritime thriller due to scheduling conflicts. Aside from that minor setback – which looks to have been rectified as quickly as it came to the fore – Meg is already beginning to shape up rather nicely for WB, boasting a diverse cast that currently comprises Jason Statham, Rainn WilsonJessica McNamee and Orange is the New Black stalwart Ruby Rose.

They’ll need all hands on deck, too, for Warner’s white-knuckle ride pits its core group of adventurers against a Carcharodon megalodon – a “70-foot, 40-ton prehistoric cousin of the great white.” Well, we did say it’s a giant shark pic.

Based on Steven Alten’s best-seller Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, one glance at the novel’s official synopsis reveals a bonkers hybrid of Jurassic Park and Deep Blue Sea, wherein a tech moghul unwittingly unleashes the primordial beast from an underwater observation program. Director Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure) is on board to orchestrate the sure-to-be insane story, with much of the action taking place off the coast of China and the Marianas Trench – the deepest crevice in all seven of the world’s oceans.

Meg has been tentatively slated for release on March 2, 2018.

Source: Variety

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