Jason Statham to take on a new type of jaws in MEG

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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

Nick Reay

I have been an avid fan of movies ever since I discovered Santa Clause wasn't real, a day marked in my memory by my first viewing of It's a Wonderful Life, which wasn't so wonderful that day. Since then I've watched thousands of movies and even fooled my parents into putting me through uni to get a degree in the subject. I first started writing as a journalist for The South African Newspaper before moving onto communications for an NGO trying to save the planet. Unfortunately my recommendations to the CEO that we should all don rings imbued with the powers of earth, fire, wind, water and HEART went unheard. Now I pretend the end isn't nigh by hiding in movies.

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