More than 20 years have passed since Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror swam into bookstores, and now, we’re finally on the verge of Steve Alten’s giant shark thriller being realized on the big, big screen.
Yes, The Meg is barrelling down on its early August release, and with little over four weeks to go until the big day, Warner Bros. has today unleashed another promo for Jon Turteltaub’s deep-sea monster movie.
The kicker? Warner’s larger-than-life thriller pits Jason Statham on a collision course with a 95-foot-long prehistoric shark known as a megalodon (again), which hasn’t roamed this planet for millennia. And yet, one particularly stubborn beast has somehow managed to avoid the jaws of extinction, and begins chomping on anyone (and indeed anything) between it and the mainland. Close the beaches, folks, it’s no longer safe to go in the water…
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Flanked by a Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao) and his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), Statham’s deep sea diver, Jonas Taylor, soon becomes swept up in a mission to stop the unstoppable, which seems to involve trapping the super-sized shark in some form of harness and hoping against hope that its super-sized jaws can be contained.
Whether that suicide mission yields any tangible results is another question entirely, but with talk that The Meg could spawn a potential franchise, we wouldn’t be all that surprised to see Jon Turteltaub’s thriller leave things on a cliffhanger.
The Meg swims into select theaters on August 10th, and we’ll never look at deep water the same way again…