Don’t go back into the water this August… but do do head to cinemas as The Meg’s sequel announces its arrival with a thumping trailer.
We’ve known for what feels like a long time now that The Meg 2 is coming, a follow-up to the 2018 giant shark movie that saw Jason Statham and an ensemble cast take on the mother of all sharks. British director Ben Wheatley will be taking the reins from the first film’s helmer, Jon Turteltaub. With quirky, darker films like A Field In England and Kill List to his name, Wheatley has long established himself as one of the most distinct directors to originate from these shores and we’re hoping that his trademark quirkiness will add an extra dimension so the film isn’t quite as glossy as the first one (which memorably premiered a trailer featuring a few edgier moments that never surfaced in the final film).
Shooting took place at Warner Bros studio in Leavesden, here in the UK, with action icon Jason Statham returning for the sequel along with Sophia Cai, Page Kennedy and Cliff Curtis who also reappear. Chinese action star Wu Jing joins the series too, and if the Chinese audience embrace the film as one of their own, The Meg 2 could do some serious, serious numbers when it releases in early August.
Normally, we’d detail the synopsis right here but that would mean delaying for another moment the image of The Stath harpooning a colossal shark whilst surfing a giant wave on a jet ski. And why on Earth would we want to do that?
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