Jason Statham is ready to take on the biggest shark of all time in the 2018’s The Meg. The Meg refers to the Megalodon a form of prehistoric shark that is supposed to be extinct. These sharks were huge and could grow to the size of 70 feet.
Statham spoke with Empire about the upcoming summer sci-fi film. “Who doesn’t want to watch a film about the biggest shark that’s ever existed?” said Statham. The film is an adaption of The adaptation of Steve Alten’s 1997 novel Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror and is directed by Jon Turteltaub.
“I play a former navy captain and diver,” Statham tells Empire, “and I get hired to rescue a team of scientists who are trapped at the bottom of the sea in their research station by a giant shark. Then all hell breaks loose.”
“In the film, 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 slated to land in theaters on August 10, 2018.