The Meg

The Meg
  • 2018
  • China / US
  • 1h 53min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jon Turteltaub
  • Cast: Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Cliff Curtis
  • UK release: 10 August 2018

Jonas (Statham) is a diver who’s brought to an underwater research facility to rescue people from a sinister threat—the titular giant shark. It’s a $150m B-movie; the creature itself is no masterpiece, and the plot is ridiculous, but Statham carries off the outlandish premise with a confident performance in a role he was born to play.

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The Meg to get sequel?

13 Aug 2018

Film gossip

Jon Turtletaub has teased a second instalment of 'The Meg' The thriller fantasy film - which is based on a massive creature who attacks a deep-sea submersible, leaving it disabled and trapping the crew at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean - has only just…

The Meg

9 Aug 20183 stars

It's Statham vs shark in a bruising and pretty bonkers face-off

'He looks heroic and he can walk fast but he's kinda got a negative attitude,' observes billionaire investor Morris (Rainn Wilson) during his first encounter with Jason Statham's Jonas. When Morris's pet research project frees a 75-foot megalodon from…

Jason Statham reveals his shark control technique

8 Aug 2018

Film gossip

Jason Statham learned how to control sharks while filming 'The Meg'. The 51-year-old actor's new film tells the story of a research crew who become stuck at the bottom of the ocean, and risk being killed by a 22-metre-long prehistoric shark called…

Rainn Wilson wants CG classes

6 Aug 2018

Film gossip

Rainn Wilson thinks actors should get more training in working with CG imagery. The 52-year-old star appears alongside a digitally-created giant shark in new movie 'The Meg' and he is fascinated by the use of technology in modern filmmaking but believes…

Jason Statham's shark encounter

5 Aug 2018

Film gossip

Jason Statham came face-to-face with a bull shark to prepare for his new movie. The 51-year-old actor decided to swim with sharks in order to improve his performance in his upcoming film 'The Meg'. The film tells the story of a research crew who become…

Ruby Rose rescued by divers on set of The Meg

4 Aug 2018

Film gossip

Ruby Rose had to be rescued by a team of safety divers while shooting 'The Meg'. The 32-year-old actress portrays scientist Jaxx in the upcoming shark adventure movie, and though everyone working on the film was very impressed with the way she was able…

Jason Statham hungry for shark fight in The Meg

3 Jun 2018

Film gossip

Jason Statham was very excited to get to fight the world's biggest shark in 'The Meg'. The 50-year-old actor plays the boss of an underwater research facility that discovers a lost kingdom of believed-to-be-extinct creatures, including the giant…

Jason Statham is open to making a sequel of The Meg

24 Apr 2018

Film gossip

Jason Statham will happily make a sequel to 'The Meg' - but only if the original is a success. The 50-year-old actor stars in the upcoming action-horror movie, which is due out in August, and Statham has claimed that if the film is a hit at the box…

Jason Statham to battle prehistoric shark in Meg

15 Apr 2016

Film gossip

Jason Statham will fight a prehistoric shark in his latest movie. The 48-year-old actor is in talks to take on the lead role in 'Meg', the big-screen adaptation of Steve Alten's science fiction novel 'MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror'. It tells the story of…

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