The sci-fi thriller ‘The Meg‘ has been in development hell for years with high-profile directors like Eli Roth attached to direct.

Empire has the first image from the film starring Jason Statham as a retired Captain and diver who is brought in to rescue a group of scientists in a deep-sea submersible who are being menaced by a giant prehistoric shark called the Megaladon. The image shows Statham reacting to his first look at the creature.

The Meg

The film also stars Li Bingbing (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Ruby Rose (Pitch Perfect 3), Cliff Curtis (Fear the Walking Dead), Masi Oka (Heroes) and Rainn Wilson (The Office). The Meg is directed by John Turteltaub (National Treasure).

The Meg is scheduled to be released in theaters August 10, 2018.


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