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Enchanted at 10: revisiting the film with director Kevin Lima

Simon Brew Dec 18, 2017

With new exclusive behind the scenes pictures, director Kevin Lima takes us through Enchanted, as it hits its 10th birthday.

It’s been ten years since the terrific Enchanted arrived in UK cinemas, just under two months after it premiered at the London Film Festival. The film made a star of Amy Adams, brought back 2D animation from Disney to the big screen, and has a songbook that sits happily alongside the top end of Disney work. Plus, the film remains a flat out family treat.

“It has been a long time” Lima chuckled, apologising in advance if he couldn’t recall all the answers I was after. Turns out he didn’t do too badly. He spared me some time to look back over the film, the challenges of making it, and what happened next…

I’ve only just discovered that Enchanted actually had its premiere in the UK!
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New Meg Synopsis Has Jason Statham Fighting a 75-Foot Shark

Warner Bros. has released the first official synopsis for Meg, the studio's upcoming thriller that takes the shark movie genre to new lengths, quite literally. The last we heard about this movie was way back in January, when Steve Alten, who wrote the book that Meg is based on, stated that this will be an "edge-of-your-seat scary movie" that features a massive 70-foot shark, but this new plot synopsis straight from Warner Bros. states that the shark is even bigger, coming in at a whopping 75 feet long. Take a look at the official synopsis below.

"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 (Statham) is recruited
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‘The Meg’ Has Been Rated PG-13 So Don’t Expect Too Much Gruesome Violence

‘The Meg’ Has Been Rated PG-13 So Don’t Expect Too Much Gruesome Violence
Granted, Jaws was rated PG, but that was a far different time. Those looking for true terror and nasty shark-on-human carnage may be a bit disappointed to learn that Jon Turteltaub’s recently retitled The Meg, based on Steve Alten’s shark attack novel, has been handed a PG-13 rating by the MPAA this week. The good news? It’s […]
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Warner Bros. Retitles Prehistoric Shark Movie to ‘The Meg’

Warner Bros. Retitles Prehistoric Shark Movie to ‘The Meg’
Warner Bros. Pictures has retitled Jon Turteltaub‘s (National Treasure) prehistoric shark thriller Meg to The Meg, Bloody Disgusting learned. Starring are Jason Statham (Spy, Furious 7, The Expendables films) and award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing (Transformers: Age of Extinction, Forbidden Kingdom, The Message). “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 […]
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Best Shark Movies

Jaws © 1975 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

“Boys, oh boys… I think he’s come back for his noon feeding.” – Matt Hooper

On June 20, 1975 a thriller from a relatively unknown filmmaker was unleashed on unsuspecting theatre goers. That summer saw the birth of the blockbuster, the likes of which had never been seen before in cinemas.

Shark films are seemingly all the rage now. Last year was The Shallows, 1999 was the super fun Deep Blue Sea, this past weekend was the release of 47 Meters Down and in 2018 comes the intriguing Meg from Warner Bros. Pictures.

The science fiction action thriller Meg, directed by Jon Turteltaub, stars Jason Statham (“Spy,” “Furious 7,” “The Expendables” films) and Chinese actress Li Bingbing and is slated for release on March 2, 2018.

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
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Newswire: Jason Statham needs 5 more months to fight a giant shark

Jason Statham’s prehistoric shark movie is going to need a bigger lead up to its release date. Variety reports that Jon Turteltaub’s Meg, a film about an apex predator (but enough about Statham), will now open on August 10, 2018. That date is five months past the original debut of March 2, 2018. There’s no info on why the release was pushed back, but it wouldn’t be the first bump in the road for the production, which once had Eli Roth attached to direct.

The action-packed drama comes from Steve Alten’s Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, a book about the megalodon, a giant shark species that ruled the seas. Instead of being a film about conservation, though, Meg will center on an attack on an international underwater observation program at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Statham stars as a former Naval captain, who ...
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Giant Shark Thriller Meg Postponed To August 2018

If you’re already sold on the idea of Jason Statham going up against a colossal and prehistoric megalodon shark, we have some bad news for you; Variety is reporting that Meg, Jon Turteltaub’s maritime thriller of one man’s encounter with a monster from a bygone era, has been postponed to August 10th, 2018.

That’s a full five-month delay from its original release window of March 2018, but the news effectively safeguards Meg from an untitled Fox/Marvel project. Set to be released in 3D and IMAX theaters – not unlike the Pirhana series – Jon Turteltaub’s giant shark pic is based on Steve Alten’s 1997 sci-fi novel, Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror. Telling the story of one Jonas Taylor (Statham?), Alten’s page-turner follows our decorated deep sea diver into the murky depths of the Mariana Trench, where he counters the 75-foot behemoth, live and in the flesh.
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Warner’s ‘Meg’ Helps Launch New Zealand’s Kumeu Film Studio (Exclusive)

Warner’s ‘Meg’ Helps Launch New Zealand’s Kumeu Film Studio (Exclusive)
New Zealand’s newest production facility, the Kumeu Film Studio is to launch thanks to a three-way partnership built around the China-Hollywood co-produced, action-adventure film “Meg.”

The studio facility in Kumeu was initially developed for the filming of the Jon Turteltaub-directed movie. Starring Jason Statham and Li Bingbing in a tale of a submersible vehicle under attack from a mysterious sea creature, the production made use of the part-built facility’s two water tanks.

Leaving these behind for use by other film and TV productions enabled the film to qualify for New Zealand Screen Production Grant’s 5% uplift, a financial bonus only available to a handful of productions that can demonstrate significant economic benefits to the country.

“This private and public sector partnership recognizes the significant economic, cultural and industry development benefits that ‘Meg’ will bring to New Zealand,” said Nzfc chief executive Dave Gibson. The film “also broadens
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New August 2018 Release Date for Massive Shark Movie Meg

It's capable of bringing down a T-Rex in prehistoric times, so just imagine the meal it could have with a modern-day menu. The massive Megalodon shark from Steve Alten's 1997 novel, Meg, will finally come to life on film via Warner Bros., but viewers now have a bit longer of a wait to see the ultimate apex predator make its splash on the big screen.

Multiple sources, including Variety, report that Meg will now be released in theaters (in 3D and IMAX) on August 10th, 2018, moving it several months from its previous March 2nd slot.

Directed by Jon Turteltaub (Last Vegas, National Treasure) and featuring a cast that includes Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Cliff Curtis, Rainn Wilson, and Ruby Rose, filming on Meg began last October in New Zealand, with shooting on the project also being done in China.

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Jason Statham’s Shark Thriller ‘Meg’ Swims Back Five Months

Jason Statham’s Shark Thriller ‘Meg’ Swims Back Five Months
Warner Bros. has moved back Jason Statham’s prehistoric giant shark thriller “Meg” to Aug. 10, 2018.

It was previously dated for March 2, 2018, and would have opened against an untitled Fox/Marvel film. The movie will be released in 3D and Imax. “National Treasure” helmer Jon Turteltaub is directing the film with Chinese actress Li Bingbing co-starring with Jessica McNamee, Ruby Rose, and Rainn Wilson. Shooting began in New Zealand last fall.

The film will be co-financed by Flagship Entertainment; Gravity Pictures, a division of China Media Capital (Cmc); and Warner Bros. Gravity Pictures will distribute the film in China, with Warner Bros. handling the film throughout the rest of the world.

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Jason Statham’s Shark Movie ‘Meg’ Gets 2018 Release Date

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Belle Avery, and Colin Wilson are producing. Executive producers are Wei Wayne Jiang, Barrie M. Osborne, Randy Greenberg, and Gerald R. Molen.

The story is based on
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Warner Bros. Pushes Jason Statham’s ‘Meg’ to August 2018

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Warner Bros. Pushes Jason Statham’s ‘Meg’ to August 2018
Warner Bros. has postponed the release of “Meg,” an action horror movie starring Jason Statham, to August 10, 2018. The movie was originally slated to hit theaters on March 2, 2018. Jon Turteltaub directed the movie, which follows a former Navy captain and deep-sea diver as he tries to save Chinese scientists from a 70-foot white shark. “Meg” is based on 1997 sci-fi book “Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror” by Steve Alten. Statham, a former competitive diver who participated in the 1990 Commonwealth Games, plays the lead character, Jonas Taylor. The film also features Jessica McNamee, Ruby Rose, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis...
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Meg Author Promises a Very Scary, Expensive Shark Movie

Meg Author Promises a Very Scary, Expensive Shark Movie
After being stuck in development for quite some time and going through the hands of several different filmmakers, the giant shark movie Meg is in the can and will be coming out next year. The movie is based on the 1997 novel of the same name, which was written by Steve Alten. The author recently opened up about the movie adaptation. And outside of praising what is on the way, he made it clear that the movie has a budget as big as the shark Jason Statham is going to be doing battle with.

Steve Alten recently spoke with iHorror about Meg and revealed that Warner Bros. apparently has a lot of confidence in what will essentially be a massive, action-packed B-movie. According to the author, Meg has a budget of $150 million and will have a lot of top-notch resources being poured into it, and it will apparently be pretty scary.
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New Photos Emerge of Jason Statham on Meg Set as Filming Wraps

We prayed, and the movie gods answered. We’re finally getting a film where Jason Statham fights a giant shark. Directed by Jon Turteltaub and based on the novel by Steve Alten, Meg recently finished shooting in New Zealand, as reported… Continue Reading →

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Jon Turteltaub, Jonathan Prince Board Cruise Ship Comedy for CBS Films (Exclusive)

CBS Films is developing an untitled cruise ship comedy based on pitch from Jacob Meszaros and Zach Taylor with Jon Turteltaub and Jonathan Prince producing, Variety has learned.

The story follows four longtime girlfriends who take a break from their grown-up lives, as they get to re-live their adolescent fantasies on a reunion cruise headlined by their favorite ’90s boy band. As they sail among 2,000 other crazed superfans, friendships will be tested, alliances will be formed, and bad decisions will be made. Courtney Saladino is executive producing.

The project is being developed in the vein of “Bad Moms,” “Bridesmaids,” and “Last Vegas,” which Turteltaub directed for CBS Films. Turteltaub’s directing credits include “Cool Runnings,” “While You Were Sleeping, “Phenomenon,” “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” and both “National Treasure” movies, which he also produced.

Prince created and executive produced the NBC series “American Dreams.” He recently partnered with Sundance Productions on
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Here’s the first image from the set of the next Jason Statham film ‘Meg’

The first image from the set of Jason Statham‘s next big actioner Meg has just been released. The film is based on the 1990s novel of the same name by Steve Alten and could just be the greatest film ever to go into production. Here’s the pic, also featuring co-star Li Bingbing on set followed by the book’s official synopsis.

On a top-secret dive into the Pacific Ocean’s deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face-to-face with terror. The sole survivor of the mission, Taylor remains haunted years later by what he saw. Written off as a crackpot, he insists that the prehistoric shark known as Carcharodon megalodon still swims the deep underwater chasms.

Only an urgent call for help from one of his oldest friends can persuade him to return to those deadly waters. Now Taylor will relive his darkest nightmare, only to find that what
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Meg: Jason Statham vs shark movie scandalously delayed

Simon Brew Mar 3, 2017

Statham vs Shark. A battle that won't now be taking place until August 2018.

Update: We are in a foul mood. The greatest movie of 2018 Has Been Callously Delayed By Five Months. Meg will now be released in August 2018, and we are sulking,

Previously...

If you’re looking for us on the morning of March 2nd 2018 (Or Not As The Case Is Now - Ed), then you’ll be able to find us in the first available showing of Meg, a movie that seems to have been conceived with us purely in mind.

It’s the one where Jason Statham is set to do battle with an enormous shark, and just typing these words brings us out in the kind of glee that should be illegal on a Monday morning.

The film is being directed by Jon Turteltaub (who helmed the National Treasure movies, amongst many others), and it co-stars Li Bingbing.
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First image of Jason Statham and Li Bingbing in prehistoric shark thriller Meg

Production has begun on director Jon Turteltaub’s adaptation of Steve Alten’s prehistoric shark thriller Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, and to celebrate Warner Bros. and Gravity Pictures have released the first image featuring Jason Statham (Mechanic: Resurrection) and Li Bingbing (Transformers: Age of Extinction), along with the official synopsis; check them out here…

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 (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
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First Meg Photo Has Jason Statham Ready to Fight Sharks

First Meg Photo Has Jason Statham Ready to Fight Sharks
Principal photography is underway in New Zealand on the science fiction action thriller Meg, being directed by Jon Turteltaub (the National Treasure movies, Last Vegas). The film stars Jason Statham (Spy, Furious 7, The Expendables films). Award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing (Transformers: Age of Extinction, Forbidden Kingdom, The Message) has been set to star opposite Statham. In addition to New Zealand, filming on Meg is also being accomplished on location in China.

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 (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
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Filming Starts on Massive Shark Movie Meg, Starring Jason Statham

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The modern-day world meets a prehistoric threat from below in the massive shark thriller Meg (based on Steve Alten’s novel of the same name), which recently began filming in New Zealand with a cast that includes Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, and Cliff Curtis.

Press Release: (October 12, 2016 – Burbank, CA) – Principal photography is underway in New Zealand on the science fiction action thriller “Meg,” being directed by Jon Turteltaub (the “National Treasure” movies, “Last Vegas”). The film stars Jason Statham (“Spy,” “Furious 7,” “The Expendables” films). Award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Forbidden Kingdom,” “The Message”) has been set to star opposite Statham.

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,
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Filming Has Begun For Sci-Fi Film Meg Starring Jason Statham And Li Bingbing

Principal photography is underway in New Zealand on the science fiction action thriller Meg, being directed by Jon Turteltaub (the National Treasure movies, Last Vegas). The film stars Jason Statham (Spy, Furious 7, The Expendables films). Award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing (Transformers: Age of Extinction, Forbidden Kingdom, The Message) has been set to star opposite Statham.

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 (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,
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