Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure) directs the sci-fi action movie, which co-stars Chinese actress Li Bingbing (Transformers: Age of Extinction) as well as Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao and Cliff Curtis.
The story kicks off when a deep-sea submersible — part of an international undersea observation program — is attacked by a massive creature that was previously thought to be extinct. Now, the ship lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific… with its crew trapped inside.
With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Chao) against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew as well as the ocean itself from this unstoppable threat — a prehistoric 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon.
In a twist of fate, it turns out that Jonas already encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below.
I’m not sure what more you could ask of a movie like The Meg, which chomps its way into theaters on Aug. 10. So make sure you hit the beach in June and July, because once this film takes a bite out of your face, you may decide to never go back in the water again.
Jeff Sneider | Editor in Chief