Just imagine a gigantic shark. No, not a big one, not as small as that, bigger, genuinely Big one. In fact, whatever size of shark you might be imagining is likely to be just about as big as a snack on the food spread of The Meg. The upcoming shark film is the next venture from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and National Treasure: Book of Secrets director John Turteltaub, who seems to be well past his due date of getting renamed as John Sharkeltaub.
The movie is based on a 1997 book called Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, written by Steve Alten. The story is about the crew of a deep-sea submarine which is haunted by a huge, hungry monster. The monster happens to be a prehistoric Megalodon (that’s why ‘The Meg), and it has huge razor-sharp jaws which trap the submarine to the ocean floor. There is only one guy who can look ‘The Meg’ in the eye and save the crew, and he is Jason Statham.
He has a past score to settle with this giant, having battled it long back when he worked as a US Navy deep sea diver. That time, it munched all of his colleagues, and he is now ready to pay back. However, this mission necessitates him to join hands with “the daughter of a visionary Chinese oceanographer” called Suyin (Li Bingbing) and to kill a mega fish that is a reminder of all his personal monsters.
So far, we haven’t heard a great deal of the movie, but, the promotions might start shortly as today a new picture came out which features most of the leading cast, which you can check below along with a photograph shared sometime back:
It is quite a reasonable guess that The Meg is unlikely to be a movie that will bother the Academy during the next awards season. You might even suggest that the mega shark thing is a little worn out after the Sharknado movies from The Asylum and the currently running Mega Shark saga (we last saw him taking on Mecha Shark).
Despite that, we have no problem watching a funny mega shark film once in a while. We just hope that The Meg has enough in it to make it stand out when it splashes into the cinematic ocean on August 10th.