Warner Bros. has dropped the first trailer for The Meg and it looks to be this year’s most fun monster movie yet. Despite its premise about a monster prehistoric shark threatening mankind, The Meg looks like a tonne of fun.
Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) is directing this monster thriller and it’s got Jason Statham headlining it. The good news is that it’s got a big budget behind it, so expect The Meg, despite its B-movie premise, to step away from other shark creature features like Giant Shark vs Killer Octopus (although there’s a scene in that one in this film too).
In the film, a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program— that 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 also stars Cliff Curtis, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Page Kennedy, Jessica McNamee, Ólafur Darris Ólafsson,Sophia Shuya Cai, and Masi Oka also star. The film swims into cinemas in early August 2018.