Status: Pre-Production As of June 1, 2016
Pre-Production: Key talent and film crew being hired; budgeting, preparing and planning of production schedule; approving final shooting script.
Centers on a Carcharodon Megalodon, the 70-foot, 40-ton prehistoric kin to the great white shark. more
In Movie Theaters U.S.Friday, August 10, 2018 3D/2D; IMAX
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Rating MPAANot Available
Storylines 3 more
An international underwater observation program, led by Chinese scientists, is under attack by an unknown danger, and its deep-sea submersible lies disabled and trapped at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. With time running out, former Naval Captain and expert deep sea diver Jonas Taylor (Statham) is recruited by Dr. Zhang Suyin, lead oceanographer of the program, for what is likely a suicide mission. Years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying threat, which forced him to abort his mission and abandon half his crew, resulting in disgrace and a dishonorable discharge. Now, Taylor must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below…bringing him face to face once more with the apex predator of all time.
official plot version from warnerbros.com
Trivia & Production Notes
- Based on Steve Alten's bestselling novel, "Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror".
- Per Variety (3/3/16), the project was originally set up at Disney in 1997, but fell into limbo after the studio was unable to get it into production before Deep Blue Sea hit theaters (released in 1999).
- Ruby Rose will play Jaxx, described as a kick-ass engineering genius and member of the marine research team (8/5/16).
- Main Themes: Deep Sea Adventure, Scientific Discovery, Prehistoric Predator, Survival, Man Vs. Nature
Also Known As
- Meg: Primal Waters