UPDATED: Here’s a look at this beast, if you forgot that it is happening.
The shark in question is ‘The Meg’, a prehistoric supershark that didn’t get the memo when all its mates went extinct. “I play a former navy captain and diver,” Statham tells Empire, “and I get hired to rescue a team of scientists who are trapped at the bottom of the sea in their research station by a giant shark. Then all hell breaks loose.”
This one was filmed in New Zealand. Man Vs. Beast… it sells itself!
PREVIOUSLY: Jason Statham is headed down the monster route as he has signed on to appear in ‘Meg,’ the long gestating beast feature at Warner Bros. Pictures and Chinese company Gravity.
Jon Turteltaub (directed National Treasure) is directing the film in which the antagonist is the Carcharodon Megalodon, the 70-foot, 40-ton beast shark that goes around eating ‘Jaws’-tier sharks for breakfast.
The film has been on and off for about twenty years, beginning life as a book by Steve Alten. Turteltaub and Jamie Vanderbilt penned the latest draft of the script, while Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Colin Wilson will produce.
I just hope they keep horrible CGI oceans at a minimum.