Against all odds, the long-tormented killer shark movie Meg is finally happening. The adaptation of Steve Alten’s 1997 novel Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror has been in development for nearly two decades, but at long last, it’s actually happening and cameras started rolling yesterday in New Zealand. To celebrate the occasion, we’ve got the first official image from the set, and while it’s low on action, it shows off the shark-fighting sartorial skills of stars Jason Statham and Li Bing Bing. Most notably, Statham is wearing the hell out of a Tactleneck.
National Treasure and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice director Jon Turteltaub takes the helm for the sci-fi action adventure from a script by Dean Georgaris(Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life) and Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber (Red). Cliff Curtis, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose,Winston Chao, Page Kennedy, Jessica McNamee, Ólafur Darris Ólafsson,Sophia Shuya Cai, and Heroes alum Masi Oka also star.
Check out the first look image below:
Here’s the official synopsis:
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 (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.