The Meg is a 2018 science fiction action film directed by Jon Turteltaub.
Warner Bros. Pictures on Monday, April 09, 2018 released the trailer:
THE MEG - Official Trailer #1 .
Jonas Taylor, a rescue diver, attempts to save a group of scientists in a damaged nuclear submarine. As he carries the eleventh survivor into the deep-submergence rescue vehicle (DSRV), he sees the hull of the sub being rammed by a giant creature. Two of his crew are trapped in the damaged sub; Taylor is forced to flee, realizing that attempting rescue would result in the death of everyone on the DSRV. Moments after, the nuclear sub explodes. Taylor's account of the story is dismissed by Dr. Heller, who believes that Taylor turned coward due to pressure-induced psychosis. Five years later, billionaire Jack Morris meets Dr. Minway Zhang at a $1.3 billion underwater research facility called Mana One, which Morris has financed. Zhang and his daughter, Suyin, an oceanographer, are supervising a mission to explore what they believe could be an even deeper section of the Mariana Trench, concealed by a cloud of hydrogen sulfide, forming a thermocline. The mission submersible is piloted by Lori, Taylor's ex-wife, accompanied by scientists Toshi and "The Wall". Their dive proves the theory, descending deeper than the previously believed bottom, discovering an abundance of never-seen flora and fauna below the thermocline. A large creature collides with the submersible, causing Lori to proclaim "Jonas was right" just before losing contact with Mana One. Mana One scientist James "Mac" Mackreides suggests sending Taylor down to attempt a rescue, with Zhang and Mac leaving to recruit Taylor. In their absence, Suyin attempts the rescue herself by taking a submersible and diving beneath the thermocline. Her sub collides with the large creature before being nearly crushed by the tentacles of a giant squid. The squid is then killed by a giant, shark, inadvertently saving her. Before the shark can attack her next, Taylor reaches them in a submersible and distracts it with underwater flares. He saves Lori and The Wall, but Toshi sacrifices himself, allowing the others to escape while he diverts the creature's attention.
Principal photography began on October 13, 2016, in West Auckland, New Zealand.
The film The Meg was scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures on August 10, 2018 (United States and China, United Kingdom, United States) and on August 30, 2018 (Germany).
The duration of the film is 113 minutes. With a budget of $130 - 178 million, the film grossed over $530.2 million.
The film had received a "PG-13" rating.
The Meg got average rating from critics. The audience dislikes the film either. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
Official website: themeg.movie
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