The Meg is a 2018 science fiction action film directed by Jon Turteltaub.

Official trailers

Warner Bros. Pictures on Monday, April 09, 2018 released the trailer:
THE MEG - Official Trailer #1 .

Story intro

Rescue diver Jonas Taylor is attempting to save the crew of a damaged nuclear submarine when 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 deep-submergence rescue vehicle. Moments after, the nuclear sub explodes. Taylor's account of the story is dismissed by fellow survivor 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, supervise a mission to explore what could be an even deeper section of the Mariana Trench, concealed by a thermocline of hydrogen sulfide. The mission submersible is piloted by Lori, Taylor's ex-wife, accompanied by scientists Toshi and "The Wall". Their theory proves true as they discover an abundance of never-seen flora and fauna below the thermocline. A large creature collides with the submersible and causes it to lose contact with Mana One. An old friend of Taylor's, Mana One operations manager James "Mac" Mackreides suggests sending Taylor down to attempt a rescue. Despite Heller's objections, Zhang and Mac venture to Thailand to recruit Taylor. Suyin attempts the rescue in their absence, but is attacked by a giant squid. Before the squid can crush her submersible, it is killed by a giant, shark. Taylor, having agreed to help, reaches Mana One and saves Lori and The Wall, but Toshi sacrifices himself when the shark returns, allowing the others to escape while he diverts the creature's attention.


Jason Statham
Jonas Taylor
Li Bingbing
Rainn Wilson
Cliff Curtis
Page Kennedy
Ruby Rose
Winston Chao
Jessica McNamee
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
The Wall
Robert Taylor
Sophia Cai
Masi Oka


Principal photography began on October 13, 2016, in West Auckland, New Zealand.

The film The Meg was scheduled to be released on August 10, 2018 (United States and China, United Kingdom, United States) and on August 30, 2018 (Germany) by Warner Bros. Pictures, China Film Group Corporation (CFGC), InterCom, Karo Premiere, NOS Audiovisuais, Tanweer Alliances, Warner Bros. F.E., Amazon Prime Video, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video.

The duration of the film is 113 minutes. With a budget of $130 - 178 million, the film grossed over $530.3 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.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: The Meg

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