Jason Statham and award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing star in the science fiction action thriller “The Meg,” directed by Jon Turteltaub.
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.
Rounding out the international main cast of “The Meg” are Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Page Kennedy, Jessica McNamee, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Robert Taylor, Sophia Shuya Cai, Masi Oka and New Zealander Cliff Curtis.
Turteltaub directed the film from a screenplay by Dean Georgaris and Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber, based on the 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, Wei Jang, Randy Greenberg, and Barrie Osborne serving as executive producers. Jie Chen, Ming Beaver Kwei and Chunzi Wang served as associate 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”), editors Steven Kemper (“Salt,” “Mission: Impossible II,” “Face/Off”) and Kelly Matsumoto (“Fast and Furious 6”), and costume designer Amanda Neale (“Truth,” “Pete’s Dragon,” “What We Do in the Shadows”). The music is composed by Harry Gregson-Williams.
Filming on “The Meg” was accomplished on location in China and New Zealand. The film opens this summer, beginning on August 10, in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX. The film will be distributed in China by Gravity Pictures, and throughout the rest of the world by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Entertainment Company.
In UK Cinemas 10th August 2018