‘Meg 2: The Trench’ Trailer: Jason Statham Goes Underwater to Kill Three Even Bigger Sharks
Jason Statham comes face to face with not one, not two, but three deep sea-dwelling prehistoric sharks, along with some giant creature with a bunch of tentacles, in the first official trailer for “Meg 2: The Trench.”
Shortly after “The Meg” grossed $530 million worldwide in 2018, a sequel was confirmed. The original film followed a group of scientists whose submarine was attacked by a Megalodon — a species of giant shark previously thought to be extinct. Now, Warner Bros. has pulled back the curtain on the film after debuting its first trailer ahead of the movie’s Aug. 4 premiere.
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The new footage unveils Statham teaming up with Wu Jing, a massive star in China who has starred in blockbusters such as “The Wandering Earth,” “Wolf Warrior” and “The Battle at Lake Changjin.” The pair lead an underwater journey to the bottom of the ocean to investigate new creatures, before taking on a trio of sharks at a tourist destination at sea level. Of course, plenty of folks end up in the jaws.
“Meg 2” will star Statham, Wiu, Cliff Curtis, Sienna Guillory, Skyler Samuels, Page Kennedy, Shuya Sophia Cai and Sergio Peris-Mencheta. Li Bingbing, who led “The Meg” opposite Statham, will not be a part of the sequel.
“The Meg” is based on Steve Alten’s techno-thriller 1997 novel “Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror.” The original adaptation was written by Dean Georgaris, Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber, who have also written “Meg 2.” Ben Wheatley is the director of the new sequel.
Watch the full trailer below.
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