Horror fans get ready to take a dip in the ocean. Author Steve Alten has revealed to expect the trailer for the movie adaptation of his novel, The Meg.
Already dubbed this generation's version of Jaws meets Jurassic Park, The Meg is cashing in on the craze of giant creature features, but with more of a budget than your standard Syfy movie. Featuring a name cast that includes Jason Statham, Ruby Rose, and Rainn Wilson, the film follows the doomed crew of a deep sea submarine and their rescue party, who are attacked by a Megaladon shark. With the movie set to hit theaters this summer, Alten has now confirmed that the first trailer is just around the corner.
The Meg is based on Alten’s book Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, and he has confirmed (via Bloody-Disgusting) that the trailer will arrive in the first few weeks of April. Jon Turteltaub is the man directing The Meg, and to appease fans, a brand new photo of The Meg's cast on the film's set has now been released online. Check it out, below:
Hoping to follow in the footsteps of everything from Ghost Shark and Sharktopus to the various Sharknado movies, The Meg also seems to be channeling 1999's cult classic Deep Blue Sea. Ever since Steven Spielberg first took movies into the sea for Jaws, the horror genre has been obsessed with sharks, and The Meg hopes to deliver a modern twist on that already saturated sub-genre. Ultimately, things will become a lot clearer after the first trailer premieres, but with action stars like Statham and Rose on board, expect a high-adrenaline movie.
Heading to theaters on August 10, it has been a long road to The Meg under a variety of different directors. Warner Bros. acquired the rights to Alten's book series back in 2015, meaning that The Meg has been a guilty pleasure on the horizon for a while now. The likes of Jan de Bont and even Hostel filmmaker Eli Roth were once attached until Cool Runnings' Turteltaub took over. With an eclectic CV that includes the National Treasure movies and murder mystery show Harper's Island, it will be interesting to see what Turteltaub can bring to The Meg. Just in case anyone wasn't already afraid to go back into the water, The Meg is aiming to take a big bite of the box office takings.
- The Meg (2018) release date: Aug 10, 2018