Sunday, 20 November 2016

First image of Jason Statham and Li Bingbing in Meg arrives online

After years spent in development, the adaptation of Steve Alten's giant prehistoric shark novel Meg is finally shooting. And the first picture from the set has been posted via Collider, featuring no giant shark, but Jason Statham (The Expendables) and co-star Li Bingbing (Transformers: Age Of Extinction).

You might be slightly disappointed to learn that there is no toothy beast on display. We will have to wait for that.

With Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure) is in the director's chair, Meg will focus on an international underwater observation platform, spearheaded by Chinese scientists, that is probing the depths of the ocean. When it comes under attack from an unknown creature (which turns out to be a prehistoric shark related beast known as a Carcharodon Megalodon), the research station's submersible is left disabled and trapped at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Chief oceanographer Dr. Zhang Suyin (Li) recruits former Navy captain and expert diver Jonas Taylor (Statham) for a risky rescue mission. Jonas has his own history with the creature, after being forced to abort his mission and abandon half of his crew years ago after an attack. Now he will have to confront his history and his fears as he takes on the deep sea leviathan once again...

Meg is taking aim at a US and UK release date of 2 March 2018 and we should expect to see more images from the movie as it continues shooting.

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