Jason Statham and Li Bingbing star in the science fiction action thriller directed by Jon Turteltaub. Rounding out the international main cast are Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Page Kennedy, Jessica McNamee, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Robert Taylor, Cliff Curtis, Sophia Shuya Cai, and Masi Oka.
Turteltaub directed the film from a screenplay by Dean Georgaris and Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber, based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Steve Alten. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Belle Avery, and Colin Wilson produced the film, with Gerald R. Molen, Randy Greenberg, Wayne Wei Jiang, and Barrie Osborne serving as executive producers.
The Meg is slated for release on August 10, 2018.
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.
— Mike Rougeau (@RogueCheddar) July 28, 2018
— Franchise Fred (@FranchiseFred) July 28, 2018
Obligatory “I’ve seen #TheMeg and it’s crazy stupid blockbuster fun!!” tweet (sans some intentional soapy melodramatics). Statham vs. Supershark battle does *not* disappoint. Every summer season should have at least one underwater ”Asylum But Better” flick like THE MEG. pic.twitter.com/8ayuTmlRJX
— Howlin' Matt Donato (@DoNatoBomb) July 28, 2018
#TheMeg is the most enjoyable movie of the summer. You'll scream, you'll laugh, and you'll stay the hell out of the water.
Seriously, I can't sing this movie's praises enough. It's pure fun from start to finish. Everything you want out of a trip to the movies. @MegMovie
— Drew Dietsch 🦈🎞️ (@DrewDietsch) July 28, 2018
I saw #TheMeg at a screening last night and I can honestly say that I really enjoyed it. It's legitimately well-executed in its tension and action scenes and it 100% knows what type of movie it is without resorting to dumb Sharknado levels of stupidity. Perfect late summer film.
— Conner Schwerdtfeger (@ConnerWS) July 28, 2018
#TheMeg *is* like JURASSIC PARK and JAWS on steroids. A total, mega-fun crowd-pleasing riot with bite that’s a gargantuan amount of mega-entertaining, mega-intense thrills. An absolute must see with a crowd. @Themeg2018 @MegMovie @wbpictures pic.twitter.com/pLEy2JJHMJ
— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) July 28, 2018
Jason Statham vs giant prehistoric shark = THE big summer movie you’ve been waiting for. A heart-pounding thrill-ride with stunning visual effects & a big sense of humour. A lot of fun. Had a whale of a time, sorry! #TheMeg @MegMovie #JasonStatham 🦈😱 pic.twitter.com/qmyrRdeaeD
— James Kleinmann🗽 (@jameskleinmann) July 28, 2018
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