Meg 2: The Trench: Jason Statham neither leaves nor doubles, but even triples: five years after the first film, the action movie star returns in the sequel Meg 2: The Trench which plays a diver and marine explorer dealing with prehistoric sharks.
In the previous film directed by Jon Turteltaub and based on the sci-fi horror novel written by Steve Alten in 1997, he had to deal with a gigantic specimen of megalodon, the largest shark known to mankind which was believed to have existed for millions of years. But no, it reappeared from the Mariana Trench and it wasn't easy to bring it down. Now things get even more difficult and Statham will need a bigger shoe.
The first trailer of the sequel, this time under the direction of Ben Wheatley, starts with a scene with a Jurassic flavor: a megalodon almost reaches the shore to shoot down a Tyrannosaurus Rex as if nothing had happened, just to immediately understand the true chain of command of the prehistoric animal kingdom. The sub-Jonas Taylor is then called into action: in another ocean trench, an ecosystem unknown to man has been found and from there something tries to go back to the surface.
It is not one, but three megalodons – and apparently also other creatures of the deep that are not friendly to swimmers or humanity in general. It will be up to the protagonist and his team - which also includes global action icon Wu Jing, Sophia Cai, Page Kennedy, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Cliff Curtis, and Skyler Samuels - to fix things. How will he do it? Apparently even kicking a shark the size of a house in the face!
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Meg 2 The Trench is produced by Warner Bros. Pictures and CMC Pictures, from a screenplay by Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber (Shark – First Jaws, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts) and Dean Georgaris (Shark – First Jaws, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life), and a story by Dean Georgaris and Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber. The first film, in 2018, had grossed around 530 million worldwide.
It will arrive in cinemas on August 4, 2023.