THE MEG Author Talks Film’s History and Upcoming Sequels

Regular readers of Dread Central know that we’re huge fans of the video essays produced by UK film critic and academic Mr. H. In addition to offering keen insights into today’s most intriguing horror movies, he’s a newsmaker, often breaking stories with exclusive interviews and content.

His latest video, just released today, is an exclusive interview Steve Alten, the author of the Meg series of novels upon which 2018’s The Meg feature film was based. It offers an unprecidented overview of the property’s history as it relates to cinema. For example: The Meg feature film has been in the works since the 1990s and was even put on the back burnner for Deep Blue Sea.

For more on what it took to bring The Meg to fruition, as well as what’s next for the franchise, give Mr. H’s video a spin at the top of the article.

If you missed The Meg when it was in theaters last year, check out the synopsis and trailer for the movie below.

Previously thought to be extinct, a massive creature attacks a deep-sea submersible, leaving it disabled and trapping the crew at the bottom of the Pacific. With time running out, a visionary oceanographer recruits rescue diver Jonas Taylor to save the crew and the sea itself from an unimaginable threat — a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark known as the Megalodon.

The Meg is directed by Jon Turteltaub and stars Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, and Rainn Wilson.

What do you think of Mr. H’s interview with Steve Alten? Are you a fan of the Meg novels and/or the 2018 movie adaptation? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!



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