Jason Statham will be punching a giant shark in the teeth repeatedly once The Meg hits theaters this August. But before that this might be your best chance to check out Steve Alten’s book that the movie is based on.
And if you’ve never read The Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror or don’t own a copy, you’re in luck as the book has been re-released in hardcover with movie tie-in artwork. Limited to 1,700 numbered copies, this special edition also includes the prequel, Meg: Origins.
You can order a copy signed by Alten for $24.95.
On a top-secret dive into the Pacific Ocean’s deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face-to-face with the largest and most ferocious predator in the history of the animal kingdom. The sole survivor of the mission, Taylor is haunted by what he’s sure he saw but still can’t prove exists–Carcharodon megalodon, the massive mother of the great white shark. The average prehistoric Meg weighs in at twenty tons and could tear apart a Tyrannosaurus rex in seconds.
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.
Diving deeper than he ever has before, Taylor will face terror like he’s never imagined, and what he finds could turn the tides bloody red until the end of time.