Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the box office…
The last few years have seen a resurgence in major studios producing shark movies for theatrical release. And as someone weaned on the likes of ‘Jaws’ and ‘Deep Blue Sea’, I can only call this a welcome trend. Besides, with Syfy’s ‘Sharknado’ saga wrapping up this year, we’ll need some new way to sate our summertime feeding frenzies!
The latest of this newfound fin cycle – following last year’s ’47 Meters Down’ and 2016’s ‘The Shallows’ – is ‘The Meg’. Directed by Jon Turteltaub (best known as an accessory to Nicolas Cage’s theft of the Declaration of Independence), ‘The Meg’ tells a tale of a team sent to rescue a stranded deep sea vehicle that has been imperiled by a megalodon – a giant, prehistoric shark. And now, the film has not one but two trailers! First up is, appropriately enough, the first official trailer, which you can find here:
Additionally, the studio has also released an international trailer, which includes some additional is available here:
And finally, we also have the official synopsis, which reads as follows:
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 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.
Directed by Jon Turteltaub, ‘The Meg’ stars Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, and Cliff Curtis. The film is set to arrive in theaters on August 10, 2018.