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2018 | PG-13 | Action Adventure

Centers on a Carcharodon Megalodon, the 70-foot, 40-ton prehistoric kin to the great white shark.

U.S. Release Date

The Meg release date was Friday, August 10, 2018. This was a Nationwide in theaters release. 3D/2D; IMAX

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Directed by

Jon Turteltaub


Dean Georgaris


Rating MPAA

PG-13 for action/peril, bloody images and some language

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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.

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
  • Meg

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