For those looking for an update on MEG, the film adaptation of the science fiction novella by Steve Alten of the same name will finally get one now.
In fact, it’s a cast update so get ready for it. Deadline reports that Cliff Curtis from Fear the Walking Dead series will co-star in MEG alongside Jason Statham, Ruby Rose, Rainn Wilson, and Li Bingbing. Curtis is expected to appear in the film as the Operations Chief on a ship called the Mana One.
Earlier this year we reported that Eli Roth was eyeing to direct MEG, but the duty has since went to Jon Turtletaub (the National Treasure movies, Last Vegas) who will guide Statham through the dark waters and face the massive ancient predator that was believed to be extinct.
Principal photography and production on MEG will begin later this year in China and New Zealand.
An international underwater observation program, led by Chinese scientists, is under attack by an unknown danger, and its deep-sea submersible lies disabled and trapped at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. With time running out, former Naval Captain and expert deep sea diver Jonas Taylor (Statham) is recruited by Dr. Zhang Suyin, lead oceanographer of the program, for what is likely a suicide mission. Years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying threat, which forced him to abort his mission and abandon half his crew, resulting in disgrace and a dishonorable discharge. Now, Taylor must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below…bringing him face to face once more with the apex predator of all time.