Shark-themed horror movies and summertime are becoming a repeating occurrence and a winning combination. 2016 brought us The Shallows, 2017 took us 47 Meters Down, and 2018 will unleash an adaptation of the novel Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, by Steve Alten. Meg, short for Megalodon, is currently in the works at Warner Bros and we’re just getting word that the film has gotten a name change—sort of.
Directed by Jon Turteltaub and hitting US Theaters on August 10th, Meg will henceforth be known as The Meg. It’ll be a while before we have a trailer, but you can check out the synopsis below.
Official Synopsis: “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 stars Ruby Rose, Jason Statham, and Rainn Wilson.