Jason Statham Reveals THE MEG 2 Will Now Shoot Early Next Year

Jason Statham has revealed that he will once again return to kick shark ass in Kill List and In The Earth director Ben Wheatley’s upcoming The Meg 2. Statham also revealed the new movie is all set to start filming next January.

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Read his comments below.

Statham tells Collider: “We’re gonna start shooting in January if I get my dates right. Ben Wheatley is the director, I’m very excited to work with him. I’m thrilled to get going, it’s been a while. We’ve been waiting around for the right scripts to come in and the right director to turn up, and we’ve got all those things and they’re all stacked up now.”

He adds: “Yeah [Wheatley’s] great. We have a great shorthand already. We’ve got similar taste. I like his movies, I think he’s a brilliant director. I think we’ve got a good shot at making something good.”

The Meg 2 does not have a release date at the moment.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Belle Avery produce with Jon and Erich Hoeber penning the recent rewrite of Dean Georgaris’ script. Catherine Ying, Li Ruigang, E. Bennett Walsh, Gerald Molen, and Randy Greenberg are exec producing.

Jon Turteltaub directed the first flick from a screenplay written by Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, and Erich Hoeber based on Steve Alten’s Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror. It stars Statham with Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, and Winston Chao.

The first film tells the tale of a previously thought to be extinct massive creature that 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 (Statham) to save the crew and the sea itself from an unimaginable threat — a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark known as the Megalodon.

The film sports a 46% rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: The Meg sets audiences up for a good old-fashioned B-movie creature feature but lacks the genre thrills — or the cheesy bite — to make it worth diving in.

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