While it may not deliver the goods for the gorehounds, much-hyped giant shark flick The Meg looks like it could well be a whole lot of fun. A trailer is expected to land next week but in the meantime, EW scored a fantastic new still from the film, showing a huge group of bathers who are in a shit ton of trouble (see above).
Grunting noise made flesh Jason Statham stars in the film, alongside Ruby Rose, Li Bingbing, Cliff Curtis, Rainn Wilson and Page Kennedy. It was directed by Jon Turteltaub, the man probably now best known for directing National Treasure but surely more celebrated for Cool Runnings.
“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 (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.”
The Meg will be filling big screens on August 10th, from Warner Bros.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)