Producer Confirms The Meg Two Script Is Being Worked On

2018's nautical blockbuster, The Meg was an absolute beast at the box office; Jason Statham and sharks, what more could you want?

How about a second film, almost definitely the exact same as the first?

Well on of the producers from the first movie has just confirmed they are working on a sequel.

Hallelujah.

Speaking to CinemaBlend, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura said the script for the second movie is already being written.

He said: "We're working on a script. Yeah. So you never know until you get a good script... I was very thankful that the audience got that we were just trying to have fun, [and] not take ourselves seriously at all."

Obviously he kept pretty tight-lipped over a possible storyline, but if it's anything like the first - which raked in an incredible $100 million at the box office - then it promises to be a hit with audiences.

The original, which also starred the likes of Ruby Rose (Orange is the New Black), Rainn Wilson (The Office US) and Li Bingbing (Transformers: Age of Extinction), was based around the idea of megalodon: an ancient species of shark that was goddamn huge.

Fossils of the beast project the shark could grow up to 18 metres long, had seven inch long teeth and was considered to be one of the most formidable predators on the planet when it roamed the seas between 23 to 2.6 million years ago. But 18 metres long isn't big enough for Hollywood so they've jacked up this giant fish for The Meg.

The sequel is currently being worked on, according to the movie's producer. Credit: Warner Bros.
The sequel is currently being worked on, according to the movie's producer. Credit: Warner Bros.

Prior to its release, Director Jon Turtletaub said the idea was being laughed at by people but eventually a group of Chinese backers took the leap of faith on the project.

He said last year: "We were being laughed at by a lot of people for making this movie. Before it came out, the tracking was horrible. They were saying this is a huge mistake, Warner Brothers has blown it, China is done.

"Every single person up here did it for the money, for the money, for the money, for the money..."

In terms of possibilities for the sequel, the films are based on a series of novels written by Steve Alten, which introduce all manner of terrifying animals long extinct - so di Bonaventura and his production team aren't short of options of where to take the franchise.

One thing is for sure, whatever happens it's going to be meg(a).

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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