The Meg is based on the book: “MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror” and is the first book that author Steve Alten ever published.
Initially set up at Disney in 1997 when the book was published, a bid which cost the studio nearly one million. The project eventually went into turnaround after Disney caught cold feet about competing with Warner’s 1999 killer shark pic Deep Blue Sea (1999). Alten, frustrated at the lack of movement on the project, wrote his own draft which he showed to Nick Nunziata, who then in turn delivered to Guillermo del Toro. Del Toro took the project to Lawrence Gordon and Lloyd Levin, who brought on Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) director Jan De Bont to helm.
Author Steve Alten’s daughter appears as an extra in the film.
The Meg (2018) marks the return of noted film producer Gerald R. Molen to Hollywood filmmaking.
Five years ago, expert sea diver and Naval Captain Jonas Taylor encountered an unknown danger in the unexplored recesses of the Mariana Trench that forced him to abort his mission and abandon half his crew. Though the tragic incident earned him a dishonorable discharge, what ultimately cost him his career, his marriage and any semblance of honor was his unsupported and incredulous claims of what caused it – an attack on his vessel by a mammoth, 70-foot sea creature, believed to be extinct for more than a million years. But when a submersible lies sunk and disabled at the bottom of the ocean – carrying his ex-wife among the team onboard – he is the one who gets the call. Whether a shot at redemption or a suicide mission, Jonas must confront his fears and risk his own life and the lives of everyone trapped below on a single question: Could the Carcharodon Megalodon – the largest marine predator that ever existed – still be alive … and on the hunt? Written by Warner Brothers
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The premiere of The Meg, starring Ruby Rose, Jason Statham, and Rainn Wilson, will be taking place at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on August 6 at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood.