A research team learns a prehistoric Megalodon is alive and well and eating swimmers in Warner Bros Pictures’ first trailer for The Meg. The massive creature sinks boats, kills a giant squid, and tries to chomp down on an underwater research vessel in the two-minute trailer for the summer action film.
The cast is led by Jason Statham (Spy, the Fast and Furious franchise) and Li Bingbing (Transformers: Age of Extinction). Rainn Wilson (The Office), Ruby Rose (Orange is the New Black), Winston Chao (Skiptrace, Kabali), Page Kennedy (Rush Hour), Jessica McNamee (Sirens), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The Missing), Robert Taylor (Longmire), Cliff Curtis (Fear the Walking Dead), Sophia Shuya Cai (Somewhere Only We Know), and Masi Oka (Hawaii Five-0, Heroes) also star in the gigantic shark action thriller.
Jon Turteltaub (the National Treasure films, Last Vegas) directed The Meg from a screenplay by Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, and Erich Hoeber. The film is based on the New York Times bestseller by Steve Alten.
The behind the scenes team includes director of photography Tom Stern, production designer Grant Major, editor Steven Kemper, and costume designer Amanda Neale. Lorenzo di Bonaventura (the Transformers films), Belle Avery (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead) and Colin Wilson (Suicide Squad, Avatar) produced the film which was shot in China and New Zealand. Gerald R. Molen, Randy Greenberg, Wayne Wei Jiang, and Barrie Osborne served as executive producers.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Gravity Pictures will be releasing The Meg in 2D, 3D, and IMAX on August 10, 2018.
The Plot: In the film, a deep-sea submersible — part of an international undersea observation program — has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew—and the ocean itself—from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon.
What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below…bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time.