Summers may be full of those superhero movies and some fun comedies, but this one may belong to The Meg. The film, starring Jason Statham, sees the actor going up against a giant shark. No, literally. It’s a giant shark.
The shark is the once thought to be extinct megalodon, and it is so big that not only can it tip over a ship with ease, but it can swallow people whole. Check out the full trailer below.
What makes The Meg look like so much fun is its absurdity and the film’s metaness to embrace the crazy premise. In fact, this is just the kind of B-rated movie that I look forward to. I don’t have to worry about rainbow magic stones or a potty-mouthed fourth-wall breaking hero. There are no scoundrels or a superhero family. Not that there is anything wrong with those films. But Statham vs Giant Shark is a nice change of pace.
And there really isn’t much more than that. Eli Roth was actually tapped to direct this, back when it was just titled Meg, before he decided to helm the new Death Wish instead. So Jon Turteltaub, of National Treasure fame, stepped in to direct.
Also starring is Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Page Kennedy, Jessica McNamee, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Robert Taylor, Cliff Curtis, Sophia Shuya Cai, and Masi Oka.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
In the film, 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. What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below…bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time.
Warner Bros. will release The Meg on August 10, 2018. Click right here for more on the film.