Filming for ‘Megalodon 2’ is underway, and although we do not know details of the plot, we do begin to receive news of its distribution. to the protagonist Jason Statham and the cast of the original formed by Cliff Curtis, Shuya Sophia Cai and Page Kennedywho repeat in this sequel, have recently joined Sienna Guillory, Skyler Samuels, and Sergio Peris-Mencheta.
Ben Wheatley has been chosen to carry out the continuation of ‘megalodon‘ after its good result at the global box office in 2018. A somewhat surprising decision, since Wheatley usually opts for a more “low cost” style (‘In The Earth’, ‘Tourists‘) or the suspenseful thriller (‘Kill List’, ‘High-Rise’, ‘Rebekah‘). His only foray into wild action cinema, ‘free fire‘ divided critics and audiences at the time, so we don’t really know what to expect from his first blockbuster full of special effects.
In “Megalodon” adaptation of the novel ‘Meg’ by Steve Alten 1997, it is discovered that a species thought to be extinct from gigantic prehistoric shark It has survived millions of years hidden in the Mariana Trench. When the shark more than 20 meters in length and 20 tons of weightmanages to ascend to the surface, Jason Statham (Olympic swimmer) is waiting to hunt you down.
Details of the sequel’s script, written by Jon and Erich Hoeberhas not yet been revealed, but everything seems to indicate that he will adapt the novel ‘Meg: The Pit‘, the sequel written by Alten in 1999 after the great success of the first, which came to be compared to ‘Jurassic Park‘ from Michael Crichton at its release.
In the novel, a specimen of Megalodon escapes from the Monterrey aquarium and headed for his home, the Mariana Trench. Jonas Taylor (Statham’s character) has to face his biggest nightmare again: the largest predator that has ever existed on the planet.
The new additions to the cast already have defined roles: Peris-Mencheta will play one of the film’s antagonists, a mercenary. guillory will be the head of a division of applied sciences, while samuels will play an adventure-loving crew member of Statham’s submarine.
‘Megalodon 2’, whose original title is ‘Meg 2: The Trench‘, is being produced by Gravity Pictures and Di Bonaventura Pictures and its premiere is scheduled for 2023, still without a definite date.
Meanwhile, in 2022 we will have a new ration of the sharksploitation more seedy with the new movie Mark Poland. Director of ‘Sharkenstein’, ‘Jurassic Shark 2: Aquapocalypse’, ‘Noah’s Shark’ and ‘Virus Shark’ is ready to brand new ‘Sharkula’in which a shark will become a vampire-shark thirsty for blood
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