In short, Jason Statham can do very little wrong when it comes to crazy, over the top action adventures. That being said, he might have met his match with The Meg, a science fiction thriller from director Jon Turteltaub.
The film, or better yet trailer, appears to be a part Jaws, part Sharknado, part Jurassic Park hybrid that pits the end of the world (by way of a 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon) against an expert deep sea rescue diver (Statham). Complete with a helpless puppy who has obviously ventured way beyond the “safe swim” buoys, and a beach scene that will put any summer vacation in question, the film appears to be channeling the audience reactions of Piranha 3D.
The Meg co-stars Li Bingbing, Ruby Rose, Rainn Wilson, Robert Taylor, Winston Chao, and Cliff Curtis. It is set to be unleashed in theaters on August 10.