“A descendant of the prehistoric Megalodon…the most fearsome creature that ever lived…a 70-foot, 60,000 pound Great White…jaws that could swallow an elephant whole, that could sense its prey miles away, inhaling its scent as it registered the beat of its fluttering heart and if you ever came close enough to see the monster it was already too late”…bullshit!

Jon Turtletaub‘s The Meg (Warner Bros., 8.10) is based on a 21-year-old, son-of-Jaws page-turner aimed at subliterates — “Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror” by Steve Alten. The project was first set up at Disney the same year (’97). And then it languished for 18 years. On 6.16.15, Variety reported that that WB was talking to Eli Roth about directing. On 3.3.16 it was revealed that Turteltaub was in talks to direct with Lorenzo di Bonaventura producing.

Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao and Cliff Curtis.