In news that leaves me scratching my head Jason Statham is set to take on a dino-jaws fish in the upcoming killfest Meg, and no, I am not talking about an average filming day with Meg Ryan. News from The Hollywood Reporter is that ex-Transporter action hero is going to tangle with a beast from the deep, a Carcharodon megalodon to be precise. The story, which is based on Steve Alten‘s best-selling novel, is ludicrous and sounds all too familiar to Piranha 3D. You know, the one where an underwater earthquake releases millions of little bastards who eat a whole bunch of spring-break teens, so a lot of fun! I’m not sure I can take a movie like this that is being serious, well, serious. I wish Statham would follow on from his comedy role in Spy, that was brilliant! Anyway, here’s the ‘story’ for you to judge him on and ask the question, WHY?
On a top-secret dive into the Pacific Ocean’s deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face-to-face with the largest and most ferocious predator in the history of the animal kingdom. The sole survivor of the mission, Taylor is haunted by what he’s sure he saw but still can’t prove exists – Carcharodon megalodon, the massive mother of the great white shark. The average prehistoric Meg weighs in at twenty tons and could tear apart a Tyrannosaurus rex in seconds.
Written off as a crackpot suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Taylor refuses to forget the depths that nearly cost him his life. With a Ph.D. in paleontology under his belt, Taylor spends years theorizing, lecturing, and writing about the possibility that Meg still feeds at the deepest levels of the sea. But it takes an old friend in need to get him to return to the water, and a hotshot female submarine pilot to dare him back into a high-tech miniature sub.
Diving deeper than he ever has before, Taylor will face terror like he’s never imagined, and what he finds could turn the tides bloody red until the end of time. MEG is about to surface. When she does, nothing and no one is going to be safe, and Jonas must face his greatest fear once again.
Yeah. Apparently that was a best-seller, but then again people are still making Sharknado movies so I question most things these days!
Last Updated: April 15, 2016