With shooting now having wrapped in New Zealand, we’re getting ever closer to seeing Jason Statham battle a giant shark in Meg. While The Stath’ may not be looking his toughest in a wet suit and sunhat in these latest set photos, it’s surely gonna be one hell of a showdown.
Statham stars alongside Jessica McNamee (The Loved Ones), Bingbing Li (Resident Evil: Retribution), Ruby Rose (Orange is the New Black), and good old Rainn Wilson (House of 1000 Corpses, Super, Cooties) in the film, which is directed by Jon Turteltaub (Cool Runnings, National Treasure).
Meg is based on the series of books by Steve Alten. Here’s the official synopsis:
Five years ago, expert sea diver and Naval Captain Jonas Taylor encountered an unknown danger in the unexplored recesses of the Mariana Trench that forced him to abort his mission and abandon half his crew. Though the tragic incident earned him a dishonourable discharge, what ultimately cost him his career, his marriage and any semblance of honour was his unsupported and incredulous claims of what caused it – an attack on his vessel by a mammoth, 70-foot sea creature, believed to be extinct for more than a million years. But when a submersible lies sunk and disabled at the bottom of the ocean – carrying his ex-wife among the team onboard – he is the one who gets the call. Whether a shot at redemption or a suicide mission, Jonas must confront his fears and risk his own life and the lives of everyone trapped below on a single question: Could the Carcharodon Megalodon – the largest marine predator that ever existed – still be alive … and on the hunt?
Meg will be on the unleashed on March 2nd, 2018.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)