The Meg is a 2018 science fiction action film directed by Jon Turteltaub.
Starring Jason Statham, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Cliff Curtis, Li Bingbing, Page Kennedy, Jessica McNamee, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Robert Taylor and others.
Warner Bros. Pictures on Monday, April 09, 2018 released the trailer:
THE MEG - Official Trailer #1 .
Rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is attempting to save the crew of a damaged nuclear submarine when he sees the hull of the sub being rammed by an unidentified 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 later, 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 (Rainn Wilson) meets Dr. Minway Zhang (Winston Chao) at a $1.3 billion underwater research facility called Mana One, which Morris has financed. Zhang and his daughter, Suyin (Bingbing Li), 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 (Masi Oka) 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 (Cliff Curtis), suggests sending Taylor down to attempt a rescue. Despite Heller's objections, Zhang and Mac venture to Thailand to recruit Taylor. Taylor is initially skeptical and reluctant but relents after listening to a taped recording which contains dialogue between Lori, her crew and Mana One. 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 gigantic long, shark. Taylor, having agreed to help, reaches Mana One and saves Lori and The Wall (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson), but Toshi realizes he needs to sacrifice himself if he wants his friends to live. When the shark returns, he shuts the hatch to the bigger sub, allowing the others to escape while he diverts the creature's attention.
Here is the full cast and characters of The Meg.
The film The Meg was scheduled to be released on August 9, 2018 (Hungary), on August 10, 2018 (United States and China, United Kingdom, United States), on August 22, 2018 (France) and on August 30, 2018 (Germany) by Warner Bros. Pictures (United States), Gravity Pictures (China), China Film Group Corporation (CFGC), InterCom, Karo Premiere, NOS Audiovisuais, Tanweer Alliances, Warner Bros. F.E., Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video.
The duration of the film is 113 minutes. With a budget of $130 million, the film grossed over $530.2 million.
The film The Meg is rated with "PG-13" rating.
The Meg filming. Principal photography began on October 13, 2016, in West Auckland, New Zealand.
The Meg got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.7. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 46. But the audience kinda likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
More information about The Meg you can get at:
Official website: themeg.movie
IMDB: The Meg
Wikipedia: The Meg