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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: here’s the synopsis for Statham vs Giant Shark movie

Simon Brew Nov 10, 2017

Jason Statham vs a 75 foot shark. And now we have a synopsis...

The movie gods saw we were suffering. They saw we’d sat through The Emoji Movie. They saw us toiling through Transformers sequels. They saw us desperately trying to find goodness in the depths of The Mummy.

And so they smiled. In fact, they didn’t just smile. They gave us a euphoric grin and decreed that yes, in 2018, we could have a movie where The Statham does battle with a giant shark. And, said the movie gods, just for shits and giggles, we’ll get the director of While You Were Sleeping to make it.

The Meg, ladies and gentlemen. A film for which this website feels that it was invented.

It arrives in cinemas on August 10th 2018, boasting a cast that features Li Bingbing, Cliff Curtis, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Page Kennedy,
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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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Meg: Jason Statham Calls Shark Film Jaws Meets Jurassic Park

Jason Statham is one of those actors that film fans have grown to appreciate over the years. The man’s an action star almost in the vein of Stallone and Schwarzenegger, but he never seems to get caught in the trap of taking himself too seriously (If you haven’t yet, you need to check out his hilarious performance in Spy). He knows what audiences want to see out of him, and he embraces it wholeheartedly.

If you need any more evidence backing up that statement, then you need look no further than one of his upcoming films, Meg. The movie is set to be directed by Jon Turtletaub (National Treasure, and more importantly, 3 Ninjas), and is based on a Steve Alten novel of the same name.

Speaking with Jim Norton and Sam Roberts on the Jim & Sam Show, Statham gave some brief insight into the flick:

“I just did a movie about a shark.
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Skiptrace Movie Review: Don’t miss the blooper reel

Skiptrace Movie Review: Don’t miss the blooper reel
Director: Renny Harlin Cast: Jackie Chan, Johnny Knoxville, Bingbing Fan, Eric Tsang, Eve Torres, Winston Chao Skiptrace stars Bennie Chan (Jackie Chan; Rush Hour trilogy) a detective from Hong Kong is investigating the murder of his friend Yung (Eric Tsang; The Legend of Drunken Master) from 9 years ago that leads to the elusive crime boss named The […]

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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.

Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates, check out the
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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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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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‘Meg’: China Will Get First Taste of Jason Statham’s Crazy Shark Thriller

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‘Meg’: China Will Get First Taste of Jason Statham’s Crazy Shark Thriller
Meg,” a new thriller starring Jason Li, Fan Bingbing and a giant shark, will breach theaters on March 2, 2018. Unless you live in China, that is — Jon Turteltaub’s film will open there a full two weeks early, during the country’s New Year celebrations.

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China is expected by many to surpass the United States as the world’s most lucrative film market within the next several years, one effect of which is that co-productions and events of this kind are likely to become increasingly common. (Bingbing, a massive star in her home country, was recently listed by Forbes as the fifth-highest-paid actress in the world.) According to Variety, this adaptation of Steve Alten’s best-selling novel follows the attack of a deep-sea submarine by a massive creature that we humans, in our arrogance, thought had gone the way of the dodo.
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China to Get First Release of Shark Thriller ‘Meg’

China to Get First Release of Shark Thriller ‘Meg’
Chinese audiences will enjoy the first commercial screenings of “Meg,” the Jason Statham and Li Bingbing-starring shark thriller movie that is now shooting.

Presenting companies Warner Bros. Pictures and China’s Gravity Pictures said that the film will release during the 2018 Chinese New Year period in China. The week-long annual holidays kick off on Friday Feb. 16 in 2018, some two weeks ahead of the film’s previously announced March 2, 2018 outing in the rest of the world.

Principal photography is now underway in New Zealand with Jon Turteltaub (the “National Treasure” movies, “Last Vegas”) as director. Filming will later shift to locations in China.

It is being produced by di Bonaventura Pictures, Apelles Entertainment, Maeday Productions, Inc., and Flagship Entertainment, in association with Beijing Digital Impression (Bdi) Film. Flagship is the Hong Kong domiciled, Beijing-based production joint venture between Warner, China Media Capital and Hong Kong’s Television Broadcasts (Tvb.) Gravity
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Film Review: ‘Skiptrace’

Film Review: ‘Skiptrace’
A peak in Jackie Chan’s U.S. movie stardom was “Shanghai Noon,” an amiable buddy action comedy that hung on the odd-couple chemistry between his straight-arrow Chinese emigre hero and Owen Wilson’s laconic, genially slippery Wild West outlaw. It was a pairing successful enough to prompt a sequel (“Shanghai Knights” in 2003), and now a sort of loose revamp in “Skiptrace.” But 16 years after “Noon,” the 62-year-old star’s boyish freneticism has finally succumbed to an understandable air of fatigue; it falls to new co-star Johnny Knoxville to take the majority of pratfalls, and supply the principal comic energy.

But then there’s energy to spare, if not much gray matter, in this amiable buddy action comedy wherein Chan’s straight-arrow Hong Kong cop is captor, then comrade to Knoxville’s genially slippery Yank con man. As directed by Renny Harlin, this Hk-u.S.-China co-production is a perpetual-motion-machine
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Rajinikanth’s ‘Kabali’ Opens Strongly Worldwide

Rajinikanth’s ‘Kabali’ Opens Strongly Worldwide
Kochi — “Kabali,” starring cult South Indian superstar Rajinikanth, has opened on a strong note worldwide. The film debuted on July 22 and has collected $36.6 million worldwide in five days of release, according to trade estimates.

This includes a five-day total of $22.3 million in India. In North America the film collected a robust $5 million in its opening weekend.

Kabali” also earned $29.7 million ahead of its release from sales of satellite, music and other rights, according to producer Kalaippuli S. Thanu of V Creations. The budget of the film is estimated at $12 million.

Written and directed by Pa. Ranjith (“Madras”,) “Kabali” is largely set in Malaysia. Rajinikanth plays a Malaysian mafia don of Indian Tamil ethnicity who is released from prison after 25 years and proceeds to exact revenge on his adversaries.

The film’s Malay dubbed version is set to release on July 29, but will be different from the Tamil, Telugu and Hindi
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Witness the Rajinikanth magic on the streets of Mumbai

Rajinikanth fans were in for a big surprise for they got the opportunity to witness the biggest spectacle ever! The legendary actor’s film Kabali is all set for release and to celebrate his fandom, the makers adopted a unique strategy to promote the film. Rajinikanth fans dressed in Kabali tees and face masks with a loudspeaker in town were taken for a ride in an open air double decker bus. The bus trailed through the streets of Mumbai stopping at important junctions where fans stepped out to dance to Kabali’s popular track Neruppu Da.

Guaranteeing oodles of fun and entertainment through the day the bus stopped at major Mumbai hotspots! Rajinikanth’s fever created a fan frenzy as they celebrated their superstar’s upcoming movie by painting a variety of Graffiti of Rajini on the walls of the city. What took the fan’s love and devotion to
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Rajinikanth, ‘Kabali’ Fever Rock India

Rajinikanth, ‘Kabali’ Fever Rock India
At 5:30 a.m. on Friday July 22 the area around Mumbai’s Aurora cinema was packed. The atmosphere is festive. A frenzied crowd dances to the beats of a South Indian band. And others let off firecrackers periodically. The occasion is the release of “Kabali”, the latest film starring Rajinikanth, known to his fans simply as Superstar.

The cinema gates open at 5:45 a.m. and punters stream in. Every seat is taken. The first day first show of the film begins at 6 a.m. The crowd goes berserk when Rajinikanth’s name appears on screen and when he makes his first appearance the noise reaches a crescendo.

Rajinikanth, 65, made his debut in 1975 and over the course of some 200 films has achieved the kind of adulation that other Indian stars can only dream of. His previous release 2014’s “Lingaa,” was made for $12 million and grossed $22 million, modest by the star’s lofty standards.
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Jackie Chan & Johnny Knoxville in Action Comedy 'Skiptrace' Trailer

Saban Films has debuted the official trailer for an action comedy called Skiptrace, starring Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville as the comedy duo. I thought Jackie Chan was done making these kind of movies? I guess not. Chan plays Hong Kong detective Benny Chan who reluctantly joins forces with American gambler Connor Watts to take down the drug lord who murdered his partner. This definitely looks cheesy, there's no doubt about that, but hopefully some of the action is entertaining otherwise what's the point of even making these kind of movies anymore. The full cast includes Fan Bingbing, Eric Tsang, Eve Torres, Winston Chao and Michael Wong. I'm not even sure if this is worth seeking out at all, but give it a shot to start. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Renny Harlin's Skiptrace, direct from YouTube: Fists and feet are flying in this explosive action-comedy starring Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville.
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