Warner Bros. has revealed the first trailer for the new action thriller The Meg, and it’s an absolute blast. The new action thriller stars Jason Statham as a navy captain and rescue diver hired to face down a prehistoric shark and save a team of scientist trapped at the bottom of the sea, and from the looks of this trailer this movie might just deliver on every delightful element of that premise.
National Treasure and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice director Jon Turteltaub takes the helm for the sci-fi action adventure from a script by Dean Georgaris(Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life) and Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber (Red), and it looks like Turtletaub is ready to have all the fun he can with this one. It’s energetic and fearlessly goofy, it’s got big-budget sheen, Statham delivering cheesy one-liners, a jurassic shark, and I haven’t even mentioned the giant squid yet. This could not be more My Shit.
Li Bing-Bing, Cliff Curtis, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose,Winston Chao, Page Kennedy, Jessica McNamee, Ólafur Darris Ólafsson,Sophia Shuya Cai, and Heroes alum Masi Oka also star. Watch the first trailer below.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Meg:
“In the film, a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now 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 (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew—and the ocean itself—from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below…bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time.”