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Trailer For Jason Statham’s $150 Million Shark Film Has Been Released

Stewart Perrie

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Trailer For Jason Statham’s $150 Million Shark Film Has Been Released

Whenever movie studios do a film about a massive shark or octopus or crocodile or some weird hybrid of all three, it ends up being absolutely godawful. Either the CGI is way off or the acting is terrible and you end up laughing more than being scared.

But surprisingly, the new Jason Statham movie about a huge-ass shark doesn't actually look all that terrible.

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The trailer for The Meg has just been released and in addition to The Transporter star, it also includes Ruby Rose (Orange is the New Black), Rainn Wilson (The Office US) and Li Bingbing (Transformers: Age of Extinction).

It's 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.

Jon Turteltaub is the director for the flick, who's been behind massive blockbusters like National Treasure: Book of Secrets and The Sorcerer's Apprentice so you know there will be no expense spared.

Credit: Warner Bros
Credit: Warner Bros

Actually, the film's budget was around $150 million.

The trailer starts with a girl walking through some futuristic underwater walkway before coming across the colossal beat just watching her. Our hero Jason comes running and looks in horror at the size of the bite marks left on the glass.

Later, Statham and his team jump in submersibles for research purposes and lo and behold they come across not only megalodon but also a gigantic squid. Sorry, but if you knew some ancient predator was roaming the seas where you worked, there's no bloody way you'd get me in a tiny machine.

Credit: Warner Bros
Credit: Warner Bros

The film is based off the 1997 science fiction novel Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror which has one of the most outrageous endings I've ever read.

It includes the protagonist driving a submersible into the mouth of the Meg and slicing through its body until it gets to its heart and kills it before eventually escaping somehow.

If you're chomping at the bit to see this Statham epic, you'll only need to wait until August 10 later this year. It was initially supposed to come out in early March but it had to be pushed back.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros

Topics: Entertainment, Awesome, TV and Film, shark

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