Ever since Jaws caused moviegoers to be afraid of going back into the water in 1975, the concept of rampaging sharks has been a staple in the horror, thriller and science fiction genres, often blurring the lines between them. And while the topic of today’s discussion isn’t nearly as over the top as the likes of Sharknado, Sharktopus and Ghost Shark, it sure has been generating its share of online buzz as of late.
We are, of course, talking about The Meg. In it, “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.”
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Truth be told, I’ve been quite surprised as to the waves the feature film starring Jason Statham has been making, but there is that longtime love affair that audiences have had with sharks that I just spoke of. And while you all continue waiting for a trailer to drop, we’ve at least had teaser images and the like to help tide us over.
Speaking of which, it appears as though it won’t be much longer before we can view some actual footage from the movie, as Steve Alten himself – author of the very novel the film is adapted from – has confirmed with Bloody Disgusting that the first trailer will finally be released next month. Of course, we’ll have it here for you once it surfaces, so be sure to stay tuned.
The Meg arrives in theaters on August 10th.
Source: Bloody Disgusting