The Meg 2 is formally occurring at Warner Bros. The studio has tapped Rebecca filmmaker Ben Wheatley to direct. Jason Statham is anticipated to return for the sequel, although that has but to be formally confirmed at the moment. Late summer time 2018 was dominated by The Meg, which was in a position to earn $530 million globally, a quantity that shocked quite a lot of field workplace analysts on the time. A sequel was talked about proper after the primary installment opened in theaters, however that is the primary official information we have heard about it in over a 12 months.
Jon and Erich Hoeber wrote the latest draft of The Meg 2. The duo began working from an preliminary draft by Dean Georgaris. The Hoebers and Georgaris wrote the unique film too. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura talked in regards to the writing course of in April 2019, however he didn’t wish to go into specifics in regards to the sequel presumably tackling one other one in every of writer Steve Alten’s books. “I feel a bit bit and I’ll reserve remark as a result of till I learn it, I do not wish to ship folks off within the unsuitable course,” mentioned the producer.
Steve Alten wrote Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror again in 1997 and has since written 6 extra books within the The Meg sequence and has yet one more on the way in which. The primary e book and film revolve round a large megalodon that emerges from the Mariana Trench, which is the deepest a part of the world’s ocean, positioned within the Pacific. Jason Statham performed a United States Navy diver who was tasked with the job of saving scientists from the prehistoric shark.
Disney was truly the primary to buy the rights to The Meg again within the 1990s, however it stalled there in improvement hell for quite a few years. Warner Bros. picked up the rights in 2015 and shortly green-lit the challenge, with a solid introduced the next 12 months. The solid of the primary installment contains Jason Statham as Jonas Taylor, Li Bingbing as Suyin, Rainn Wilson as Jack Morris, Ruby Rose as Jaxx, Winston Chao as Dr. Minway Zhang, Web page Kennedy as DJ, Jessica McNamee as Lori Taylor, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson as The Wall, Robert Taylor as Dr. Heller, Sophia Cai as Meiying, Masi Oka as Toshi, and Cliff Curtis as James “Mac” Mackreides.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Belle Avery are returning as producers on The Meg 2. Right now, it’s unclear when the film will start manufacturing. For now, we’ll have to attend and see who can be becoming a member of Jason Statham, if he decides to return. When requested a few sequel in 2018, Statham mentioned, “Nicely, I feel it is like something at the moment. If it makes cash, there’s clearly an urge for food to make more cash.” It made some huge cash, so he’ll in all probability be again. The Hollywood Reporter was the primary to report on The Meg 2 information.