Yesterday, we brought news that the giant-shark horror movie The Meg would be getting 3D and IMAX versions for its release on August 10th. Today, we’re getting our first look at the beast—and a beast it is! Courtesy of Empire Magazine, the first image features Jason Statham coming face-to-face with the titular Megalodon.
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It’s clearly personal; Statham has a look of rage on his face, and the shark has a huge scar. These two have met before, and there is clearly no love lost. Check out the video below from Mr. H for more details about The Meg, which is currently being completed on a whopping budget of $150M.
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With an official image hitting the Internet, a trailer can’t be far behind. We’ll keep you posted as details emerge. Stay tuned!
Here’s everything that we know about the film so far:
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 (Jason 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 is directed by Jon Turteltaub and is based on the novel by Steve Alten.
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