"Meg 2": The horror is continued by new director

Jason Statham is back as the leading actor

by Pierre Lorenz on October 24, 2020

Two years ago we first saw Hollywood superstar Jason Statham in the underwater horror movie "Meg" as Jonas Taylor. At the box office, the film grossed a respectable 530 million US dollars. As the Hollywood Reporter now reveals, Warner Bros. is already working on a sequel to the successful first part. "Rebecca" director Ben Wheatley will direct the second part of the film, which is based around the prehistoric shark Megalodon. It is also clear that original director Jon Turteltaub will no longer be involved in the film production. Although the sequel has only been officially announced recently, "Meg" was the most successful horror movie of the year in 2018, which is why the idea of a sequel has been circulating behind the scenes for quite some time. No matter if you like the movie or not, at least it made horror movies about animals acceptable again after the "Sharknado" franchise had moved the whole thing more into a self-ironic and trashy direction for years.

By the way, fans of the first part can once again look forward to a large part of the original team, including screenwriters Jon and Erich Hoeber, who are back on board for the latest ocean adventure. Behind the scenes, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Belle Avery are involved as producers.

An exact release date of "Meg 2" is unfortunately not yet known.