On a top-secret dive into the Pacific Ocean's deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face-to-face with the largest and most ferocious predator in the history of the animal kingdom. The sole survivor of the mission, Taylor is haunted by what he's sure he saw but still can't prove exists - Carcharodon megalodon, the massive mother of the great white shark. The average prehistoric Meg weighs in at twenty tons and could tear apart a Tyrannosaurus rex in seconds.
Written off as a crackpot suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Taylor refuses to forget the depths that nearly cost him his life. With a Ph.D. in paleontology under his belt, Taylor spends years theorizing, lecturing, and writing about the possibility that Meg still feeds at the deepest levels of the sea. But it takes an old friend in need to get him to return to the water, and a hotshot female submarine pilot to dare him back into a high-tech miniature sub.
Diving deeper than he ever has before, Taylor will face terror like he's never imagined, and what he finds could turn the tides bloody red until the end of time. MEG is about to surface. When she does, nothing and no one is going to be safe, and Jonas must face his greatest fear once again.
Just weeks after Warner Bros. resurrected the shark thriller adaptation Meg, which had been floundering in development for nearly two decades, Eli Roth has entered talks to direct. There is no word when production may begin yet, but it seems this adaptation of Steve Alten's 1997 novel may finally go before cameras in the near future. No cast members have been attached at this time, but that may change soon if Eli Roth's deal is finalized.
The story has been described as "Jurassic Park with a shark," centering on two men who join forces to try and stop a massive giant shark called the Carcharodon megalodon, which was thought to be extinct for over 2 million years, but was unearthed in the deepest part of the ocean known as the Mariana Trench. The shark is said to be one of the most devastating predators in history, spanning up to 60 feet long and weighing 20 tons. The original book, which was published in 1997, is set along the California coastline, but the adaptation will be set off the coast of China, a revision which helped secure Gravity Pictures as co-financiers.Read More
After nearly a decade of languishing in development, a new rumor claims Warner Bros. is finally moving forward with Meg, an adaptation of Steve Alten's 1997 New York Times best seller. The novel has had three different studio homes ever since its publication, but Warner Bros. is now considering it a high-priority project. Dean Georgaris (The Manchurian Candidate) wrote the latest draft of the screenplay.
The story is described as "Jurassic Park with a shark," following two men with vastly different perspectives who are forced to band together to neutralize a massive and prehistoric shark known as the Carcharodon megalodon, the mother of the great white shark, which was thought to be extinct for nearly two million years. The shark, which is unearthed in the deepest part of the ocean known as the Mariana Trench, is over 80 feet long and weighs over 20 tons. Steve Alten's original novel spawned three more sequels.Read More
A new article from The Los Angeles Times claims that there may still be life in the adaptation of Steve Alten's Meg, from New Line Cinema after all...THE scene opens with a herd of duckbill dinosaurs gorging on kelp. A Tyrannosaurus rex, towering 22 feet, suddenly appears, unleashing a blood curdling roar as its prey scatter, but one duckbill dinosaur remains trapped in the water.
The T-Rex crashes through the surf and ruthlessly rips him from the sea. It suddenly stops -- sensing a powerful presence in the water. Its red reptilian eyes, glowing like lasers, scan the ocean. A massive creature hidden in its own towering wave explodes out of the water. The T-Rex is rocketed off its feet with an anguished roar, flipped onto its back with its feet in the air and spun like a cylinder as it is dragged beneath the water. A slick pool of blood floats on the surface.Read More
Yes, this is bad news mostly in the wasted two years.
The key execs at New Line always treated MEG like an unwanted stepchild, and now, with my option set to expire in October, the[y] decided NOT to proceed.Read More
Nine years after Meg, Steve Alten's tale of an 80-foot-long prehistoric shark, hit Hollywood, the project is still waiting to be made, according to Variety.
While Alten has already published two book sequels, the original film property has stalled, first at Disney and more recently at New Line.Read More