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Jason Statham returns to The Meg franchise, with its sequel looking even more thrilling than the original

Jason Statham returns to The Meg franchise, with its sequel looking even more thrilling than the original

Along with Statham returning, the action star will be joined by Wu Jing, Cliff Curtis, and Sophia Cai, all led by director Ben Wheatley.

To all you adrenaline junkies out there, get ready because Jason Statham is back for the thrilling sequel as he delves into the deepest depths of the ocean.

With the sequel taking place shortly after its predecessor, Jonas (played by Statham) is back in the Marinanas trench for further exploration where he meets a young Megalodon in captivity.

But while the team is exploring, they’re sabotaged by a rogue mining operation.

Now they must find a way out of the most terrifying parts of the ocean in order to survive.

But this time around, they won’t just be confronted with horrifying prehistoric sharks, as they’ll also encounter never-before-seen sea creatures feeling threatened by humans setting foot on their turf.

If you haven’t already, watch the new trailer below.

I mean, three megalodon at once? It’s safe to say the Brit action star has his work cut out for him.

Along with Statham returning to the sequel, the action star will be joined by Wu Jing, Cliff Curtis, Paige Kennedy, and Sophia Cai, all being led at the helm by director Ben Wheatley.

The first film was an instant success grossing more than $799.3 million at the global box office and more than $10 million in Australia when it was released a little over five years ago.

Wheatley teased the sequel while sitting down with Total Film, admitting he’s raised the stakes tenfold. "You’re just concentrating really hard on thinking as big as possible.

"You can’t hold anything back. I have a voice in my head, which is an independent filmmaking voice, which goes, ‘Ooh, there are a lot of extras in this...’ But you can’t be timid. The storyboarding has been fantastic,” he told the outlet.

Warner Bros. Pictures

"..Things can still be edge-of-your-seat without them having to be what happens in In The Earth [his harrowing new horror movie]. That’s what we’ve been concentrating on – the handling of tension, of action, and looking at a lot of... well, basically Spielberg."

We can’t wait to sink our teeth in.

The Meg: 2 will dive into cinemas August 3.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

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