Giant, hungry prehistoric sharks are back, and once again, Jason Statham is the only one who can stop them and save the day. Warner Bros. Pictures released the official trailer for Meg 2: The Trench this week, following the film’s recent showcase at CinemaCon.
You can check out the newly released trailer for the upcoming monster movie below:
JASON STATHAM FACES GIANT SHARKS IN TRAILER FOR MEG 2: THE TRENCH
The upcoming film is a direct sequel to the hit 2018 movie, The Meg, which grossed $530 million worldwide off of a $130 million budget. The film sees the return of Jason Statham as the marine rescue expert, Jonas Taylor. In the new sequel, he teams up with Wu Jing, as they discover activity into the depths of an ocean trench.
It appears a malevolent mining operation threatens their mission and forces them into a high-stakes fight for survival. Now, the heroes are faced against giant, prehistoric Megs, environmental plunderers, and it looks like other dangerous prehistoric underwater predators in a death-defying race against time.
In addition to the newly released trailer, Warner Bros. Pictures also revealed the one-sheet poster for the film, as it looks like a Meg is about to take a bite of a poor, unsuspecting dog.
In Meg 2: The Trench, Statham is joined by returning cast members Cliff Curtis as Mac, Page Kennedy as DJ, and Sophia Cai as Meiying. New cast members include Sienna Guillory, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Whoopie Van Raam, and Skyler Samuels.
The sequel is directed by Ben Wheatley (In the Earth, Free Fire) from a script by Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber (The Meg, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts) and Dean Georgaris (The Meg) from a screen story by Georgaris and the Hoebers. Meg 2 is based on the novel The Trench by Steve Alten.
In the sequel, Jonas and his friends now have to face off against a pack of prehistoric sharks. It looks like there is now a family of three Megs, and they hunt in a pack of three, something Jonas has not seen before.
Also, it looks like other dangerous predators have emerged from the breach in the underwater trench. Additionally, appears there’s a giant octopus or squid that is causing trouble for bystanders partying on the surface who fall prey to the apex predators.
Much like the first movie, it looks like the sequel will have a lot of action and a scene where the sharks arrive at the surface from the depths of the trench, terrorizing and devouring innocent bystanders. There’s also a scene where it looks like Jonas will be going Meg hunting, as he rides a giant wave on a jet ski facing down the emerging fin of a giant Meg that is looking to make a meal out of the action hero.
Another interesting device is it looks like the heroes are wearing highly advanced, mechanical underwater exosuits as they explore the trench earlier in the movie. These suits look like they give them the ability to better traverse deep underwater and utilize enhanced strength.
Meg 2: The Trench arrives in theaters in North America on Aug. 4. It will be released internationally starting Aug. 2.
About The Meg 2: The Trench
Release Date: August 4, 2023, (North America) and August 2, 2023 (International)
Director: Ben Wheatley
Screenplay: Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber,
Screen Story: Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber,
Based on: The Trench by Steve Allen
Production: CMC Pictures
Distribution: WB Pictures
Cast: Jason Statham, Wu Jing, Sophia Cai, Page Kennedy, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Skyler Samuel,s Cliff Curtis
Get ready for the ultimate adrenaline rush this summer in Meg 2: The Trench a literally larger-than-life thrill ride that supersizes the 2018 blockbuster and takes the action to higher heights and even greater depths with multiple massive Megs and so much more!
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SOURCE: Warner Bros. Pictures, YouTube