Ruby Rose continues to ascend with a new role in the upcoming killer shark thriller, Meg. Developing at Warner Bros, the film has a cast that already features Jason Statham, Fan Bingbing and Jessica McNamee – making this one to watch for fans of high octane action. Adding to those credentials is the presence of National Treasure director Jon Turteltaub and writer James Vanderbilt (Independence Day: Resurgence).
The film is based upon the bestselling 1997 novel by Steve Altens, and features a premise in which marine scientists are besieged by a Carcharodon Megalodon – which is a prehistoric great white shark, measuring 70 feet in length.
The synopsis of the book sets up the dramatic scene as follows:
“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.”
The character played by Ruby Rose will reportedly be that of Jaxx – an engineering genius who is working alongside the marine research team in question, and is presumably caught up in the deadly action. Hopefully, as an actress of great talent, she will be afforded the opportunity to be more than another damsel-in-distress for Jason Statham to rescue, or become enamoured of – but time will tell on that one.
Meg is due for release on March 2nd, 2018.
Source: Coming Soon