The Stath's shark movie is Jaws meets Jurassic Park

Ian Sandwell
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From Digital Spy

We were already excited about Jason Statham fighting a shark, but he's hyped up his new movie Meg even more.

Appearing on the Jim and Sam Show, The Stath explained that Meg is a "cross between, I'd say, Jaws and Jurassic Park", as well as explaining that the name refers to "Megalodon", an extinct species of shark.

SOLD.

"It turned out really good. I mean, apparently. We don't know until we see it," he added.

Meg was recently pushed back from March 2018 to August 2018, although with this latest tease, we're more than happy to wait.

Directed by National Treasure's Jon Turteltaub, Meg stars The Stath alongside Li Bingbing, The Office star Rainn Wilson and Orange Is the New Black's Ruby Rose, and is based on Steve Alten's novel Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror.

The movie follows deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Statham), who is recruited by a Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao) against the wishes of his daughter (Li) to save the crew of a deep-sea sub that has been attacked by a massive creature.

That creature turns out to be a prehistoric 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon which, in classic movie fashion, Taylor had confronted years before.

Alongside Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped on-board – and the entire ocean – from the deadly threat.

Meg swims into cinemas on August 10, 2018.

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