Jason Statham Takes on a Shark in “The Meg” Trailer

In short, Jason Statham can do very little wrong when it comes to crazy, over the top action adventures.  That being said, he might have met his match with The Meg, a science fiction thriller from director Jon Turteltaub.

The film, or better yet trailer, appears to be a part Jaws, part Sharknado, part Jurassic Park hybrid that pits the end of the world (by way of a 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon) against an expert deep sea rescue diver (Statham).  Complete with a helpless puppy who has obviously ventured way beyond the “safe swim” buoys, and a beach scene that will put any summer vacation in question, the film appears to be channeling the audience reactions of Piranha 3D.

The Meg co-stars Li Bingbing, Ruby Rose, Rainn Wilson, Robert Taylor, Winston Chao, and Cliff Curtis.  It is set to be unleashed in theaters on August 10.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.

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