Pleased to eat you…
Warner Bros. has just released a first look at the prehistoric shark thriller, The Meg, starring Jason Statham and award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing.
Clearly, the world loves to watch shark movies, looking at how the Sharknado franchise can even reach a 6th instalment, and how Steven Spielberg’s Jaws franchise can remain such a cult-classic until today. Looking at the trailer and poster design, the movie looks set to be the next best shark flick since 1999’s Deep Blue Sea.
I love shark movies, and the official poster below made me very happy.
Here’s little more on the premise of the movie:
“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.”
Gotta love this scene from the trailer…
The Meg will swim into cinemas in August 2018. Here’s hoping there’ll be a couple of scenes that play homage to the Jaws movies.