After many rumors and false tales, this beast finally rises from the murky depths of over the vast unknown ocean, we know so much more about our solar system, that can’t be touched, and so little about the water that covers 71 percent of the surface. Our nightmares may plague us with alien creatures, however what lies down in the depths, only recently have certain creatures thought to be extinct still live ready to terrorize our lives.
Synopsis: 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? Written by Warner Brothers
Rounding out the international main cast of The Meg are Rainn Wilson (TV’s The Office, Super), Ruby Rose (xXx: Return of Xander Cage, TV’s Orange is the New Black), Winston Chao (Skiptrace, Kabali), Page Kennedy (TV’s Rush Hour), Jessica McNamee (The Vow, TV’s Sirens), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The BFG, TV’s The Missing), Robert Taylor (Focus, TV’s Longmire), New Zealander Cliff Curtis (The Dark Horse, Risen, TV’s Fear the Walking Dead), Sophia Shuya Cai (Somewhere Only We Know), and Masi Oka (TV’s Hawaii Five-0, Heroes).
Turteltaub directed the film from a screenplay by Dean Georgaris and Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber, based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Steve Alten. Lorenzo di Bonaventura (the Transformers films), Belle Avery (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead) and Colin Wilson (Suicide Squad, Avatar) produced the film, with Gerald R. Molen, Randy Greenberg, Wayne Wei Jiang, and Barrie Osborne serving as executive producers.
Turteltaub’s behind-the-scenes team included Oscar-nominated director of photography Tom Stern (Changeling, Sully, American Sniper, The Hunger Games), Oscar-winning production designer Grant Major (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, X-Men-Apocalypse), editor Steven Kemper (Salt, Mission: Impossible II, Face/Off) and costume designer Amanda Neale (Truth, Pete’s Dragon, What We Do in the Shadows).
Filming on The Meg accomplished on location in China and New Zealand. The Meg is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Gravity Pictures. It is production of di Bonaventura Pictures, Apelles Entertainment, Maeday Productions, Inc., and Flagship Entertainment, in association with Beijing Digital Impression (BDI) Film, Inc.
The Meg distributed in China by Gravity Pictures and throughout the rest of the world by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Entertainment Company. Its slated for release on August 10, 2018.
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