This year looks like it’s going to be a good one for director Eli Roth as his sexy horror Knock Knock featuring Keanu Reeves is out on Friday and his cannibal film The Green Inferno will finally be released in September. Now Roth is in talks to bring his brutally bloody directing mind to shark film Meg.
Seeing as it’s Eli Roth’s year, it only makes sense to pair him up with another monster who is having a good year in film and that’s the shark. Based on the book by Steve Alten, ancient shark film Meg has been in development since around 1997, which is a hell of a long time. The film has seen interest over the years, but has constantly failed to grab the attention of someone big enough to push the boat out.
Warner Bros. have taken on the project and are obviously on the right path by talking to Roth about his involvement in the film. Meg focuses on two men that come together in order to put an end to the terror and bloodshed that a prehistoric shark has caused whilst roaming the California coast. There will be differences to the film such as the fact it will be set in China, but that may give it the unique edge it needs.
Roth is known for his love of small budget movies and indulgence in special effects, however with a big shark film from Warner Bros. it will most likely avoid both of those things, therefore is debatable whether Roth will want to get involved. However, with that said, he’s currently getting into the sea creature spirits as he’s set to dive deep into Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, so we shall see.
Words: Zoe Rose Smith (@ZoeRoseSmitz)