‘The Meg’ Trailer: Jason Statham Faces a Prehistoric Megalodon

Warner Bros. has released the first official trailer for their upcoming shark thriller The Meg. Directed by National Treasure and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice helmer Jon Turteltaub and starring Jason Statham, The Meg follows an expert rescue diver who’s hired to not only save the crew of an undersea observation program, but face-off against the gigantic 75-foot long shark, the Megalodon, that threatens their lives beneath the deep blue sea.

Does this movie sound a bit ridiculous? Sure, most definitely. But if you go into this movie with the right expectations and knowing what you’re getting into, it could actually end up being quite a bit of fun. For the trailer, I was actually really digging it in the beginning, and then that happy go-lucky music kicked in and it took the wind out of the sails real quick for this movie. The tone was perfect, exactly where it needed to be, but then became a bit of a riff off of itself because of the music choice. Look, is this movie one of my anticipated films? No, not at all. But as I mentioned earlier, I know exactly the kind of movie I’m going into, and all I really care about seeing is a fist fight between Jason Statham and the Meg.

Check out the first official trailer below, and make sure to leave your thoughts in the comments! What did you think about the trailer? Did you read the book it’s based off of? Are you looking forward to it? Turteltaub’s The Meg also stars Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao and Cliff Curtis and splashes into theaters on August 10th.

In the film, a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew—and the ocean itself—from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below… bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time.

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