Take a Bite Out of New Trailer for The Meg
And what did you say the name of this shark is?
By Chris Morse
Earlier this week, the first official trailer for The Meg swam into our lives and we've been chewing on the shark puns about as well as the Megalodon can chew on practically anything, given its enormous size. This upcoming film looks like it will be a blast, taking a page from Jaws, at least on the shark front. It does seem far more light-hearted in nature, but a giant, long-extinct apex predator offers plenty of reason on its own to get us into theater seats this summer. Here's the official synopsis:
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.
You will be able to catch The Meg this summer on August 10th, 2018. While you wait, you can check out the official poster below, Jaws throwback included.