THE MEG trailer & poster – move over, Jaws… Jason Statham battles a WAY bigger shark

THE MEG trailer & poster – move over, Jaws… Jason Statham battles a WAY bigger shark

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Ever since Steven Spielberg unleashed JAWS in theaters, audiences seem to enjoy gobbling up movies about sharks… it even carried over to TV, thanks to the SHARKNADO franchise. The latest attempt goes way bigger. THE MEG is about a giant Megaladon shark, and only Jason Statham is tough enough to take it on… well, we’re guessing he’s tough enough. The cast also includes Li BingBing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Cliff Curtis, and Masi Oka. The film is directed by Jon Turteltaub (the NATIONAL TREASURE movies… where’s he been??), and this is based on the novel by Steve Alten. This project has been attempted and fell apart multiple times through the years, once in 1997 by Disney, and again by New Line Cinema with the intention of it being a big Summer 2006 release. Eventually Warner Bros. got the rights, and at one point Eli Roth was attached to direct. Guess we’ll see the end result this August. Take a look at the trailer and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Five years ago, expert sea diver and Naval Captain Jonas Taylor encountered an unknown danger in the unexplored recesses of the Mariana Trench that forced him to abort his mission and abandon half his crew. Though the tragic incident earned him a dishonorable discharge, what ultimately cost him his career, his marriage and any semblance of honor was his unsupported and incredulous claims of what caused it – an attack on his vessel by a mammoth, 70-foot sea creature, believed to be extinct for more than a million years. But when a submersible lies sunk and disabled at the bottom of the ocean – carrying his ex-wife among the team onboard – he is the one who gets the call. Whether a shot at redemption or a suicide mission, Jonas must confront his fears and risk his own life and the lives of everyone trapped below on a single question: Could the Carcharodon Megalodon – the largest marine predator that ever existed – still be alive … and on the hunt?

THE MEG opens August 10, 2018

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.