It seems that 2018 is the year of giant-sized box office monsters. Besides Pacific Rim Uprising and Rampage, Jason Statham is joining the giant monster fight with The Meg.
Here's the official description for the movie:
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.
The trailer is actually interesting. With most blockbuster films having the "duun" noises, The Meg actually shows some terrifying scenes with the shark while Beyond the Sea by Bobby Darin plays in the background.
I'll admit, the title kind of sounds like it's a movie about some annoying woman named ‘Meg' but the seeing the gigantic shark as it attempts to bite at the little girl in the trailer gave me chills. I'm also a big fan of Rainn Wilson from The Office, and seeing him in the trailer automatically sold me off on the film.
The Meg looks like a mix of Deep Blue Sea and Jaws put together—only the shark is ridiculously massive.
The Meg is slated for a release Aug. 10.