The Meg


1h 53m 2018

Brief Synopsis

Previously thought to be extinct, a massive creature attacks a deep-sea submersible, leaving it disabled and trapping the crew at the bottom of the Pacific. With time running out, a visionary oceanographer recruits rescue diver Jonas Taylor to save the crew and the sea itself from an unimaginable threat -- a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark known as the Megalodon. Based on the novel by Steve Alten.

Film Details

Also Known As
En eaux troubles, MEG: The threat from the depths, Meg, Meg - Az oscápa, Meg: Derinlerdeki Dehset, Megalodon, Megalodon: Predator iz dalekih dubina, Megalodon: Predator iz globin, Megatubarão, Shark - Il primo squalo
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Horror
Thriller
Adaptation
Release Date
2018
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)/WARNER BROS. PICTURES INTERNATIONAL (WBI)
Location
China; New Zealand

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Synopsis

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 is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer, against the wishes of his daughter Suyin, to save the crew-and the ocean itself-from this unstoppable threat: a prehistoric 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. Based on the novel by Steve Alten.

Crew

Erik Aadahl

Sound Editor

Ankita Agrawal

Visual Effects

Zohaib Ahsan

Visual Effects

Charlotte Akehurst

Visual Effects

Jordan Alaeddine

Visual Effects

James Albiez

Visual Effects

Marcus Alexander

Visual Effects

Sean Allan

Production Coordinator

David Allen

Digital Artist

Patrick Allen

Colorist

Greg Allison

On-Set Dresser

Steve Alten

Source Material

Simon Ambridge

Unit Production Manager

Andrew Anderson

Digital Artist

Dane Anderson

3-D Models

Geoff Anderson

Visual Effects Producer

Jill French Anderson

Visual Effects

John L Anderson

Visual Effects

Ross Anderson

Special Effects Technician

Barry Andres

Digital Artist

Kanika Andrew

Digital Artist

John Andrews

3-D Models

Slamm Andrews

Score Recording

Gerald Ang

Digital Artist

Yoshinao Aonuma

Stunt Performer

Syed Arafath Apsar

Digital Artist

Zahra Archer

Set Designer

Shane Armitage

Advisor

Yasushi Asaya

Stunt Performer

Maihi Ashford

Production Assistant

Helen Ashton

Dialect Coach

Vinnie Ashton

Makeup

Ken Atchity

Associate Producer

Poping Auyeung

Casting

Belle Avery

Producer

Jörg Baier

Visual Effects

Al Bailey

Visual Effects

Sam Bailey

Assistant Camera

Alexandre Bain

Digital Artist

Alice Baker

Costume Coordinator

Francine Baker

Accountant

Justine Baker

Costumer

Richard W. Baker

3-D Models

Santhoshi Balasubramanian

Visual Effects

Per Balay

Visual Effects

Martin Balcerzak

Visual Effects

Saxon Ball

Grip

Aymeric Ballester

Digital Artist

Ben Bamford

Production Assistant

Berj Bannayan

Visual Effects

Anthony Barcelo

Visual Effects

Simon Barker

Visual Effects

H R Barnett

3-D Models

Jimena Barrera

Digital Artist

Nikki Barrett

Casting

Ron Bartlett

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Daniel Perez Bastidas

Visual Effects

Jess Bauer

On-Set Dresser

Joel Bautista

Digital Artist

Rob Bavin

Art Director

Liam Beck

Visual Effects

Dirk Becker

Digital Artist

Laetitia Belen

Assistant Camera

Paula Bell

Digital Artist

Shane Bell

Stunt Performer

Jesse B Berger

Visual Effects

Elizabeth Bergman

Post-Production Accountant

Romain Besnard

Digital Artist

Francis Bezooyen

Visual Effects

Mike Bhana

Camera Assistant

Shiben Bhattacharya

Song

V.s.h.ravi Ram Bhimaraju

Digital Artist

Theodore Bialek

Digital Artist

Steven Bills

Digital Artist

Jonathan Bird

Digital Artist

Yves Bischoff

Visual Effects

Sanjoy Biswas

Digital Artist

Shayne Blaikie

Stunt Performer

Ashley Blyth

Visual Effects

Sara Bold

Visual Effects

Caleb Bomysoad

Digital Artist

Siksit Boonyodom

Visual Effects

Mark Boorer

Production

Markus Boos

Digital Artist

Kim Boritz

Assistant Editor

Stephen Borneman

Visual Effects

Jonathan Bot

Digital Artist

Romain Bouvard

Digital Artist

Katreena Erin Bowell

Digital Artist

Eric Boyle

Construction

Alex Branton

Visual Effects

Danny Breeze

Digital Artist

Brad Brown

Visual Effects

Jason Brown

Digital Artist

Daniel Bryant

Visual Effects

Nathan Budarick

Digital Artist

Jared Buford

3-D Models

Rachel Bullock

Casting Associate

Justin Bunt

Visual Effects

Jaime Bures

Visual Effects

Raymond Bushey

Visual Effects Editor

David V Butler

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Susie Butler

Accountant

Shamus Butt

Construction

Luke Butters

Special Effects Technician

Andre Cabaco

Visual Effects

Daniel Cairnie

Digital Artist

Sophie Calver

Assistant Director

Aldo Martinez Calzadilla

Visual Effects

Robyn Campbell

Digital Artist

Zac Campbell

Digital Artist

Travis Cantey

Assistant Editor

Charley Carlat

Digital Artist

Jesse Carlson

Digital Artist

Yeri Isunza Casanova

Visual Effects

Oscar G Castillo

Digital Artist

Jordan Catracchia

Digital Artist

Remi Cauzid

Digital Artist

Matt Cavanaugh

Sound Effects Editor

John Cavill

Camera Operator

Kamelia Chabane

Digital Artist

Grigory Chalenko

Digital Artist

Steven Wing Yin Chan

Digital Artist

Zhang Chao

Production Coordinator

Mike Chapman

Song

Freddy Chavez

Compositing Supervisor

Jason Chee

Digital Artist

Jie Chen

Associate Producer

Ray Chen

Visual Effects Supervisor

Nick Chester

Rigging Grip

Ricky Cheung

Digital Artist

Tan Lee Chia

Digital Artist

Jackson Yeoh Lean Chiew

Digital Artist

Gabriel Chifor

Visual Effects

Daniele Chindamo

Digital Artist

Kunal Chindarkar

Digital Artist

Nicholas Chinn

Song

Karl Chisholm

Special Effects Coordinator

Phil Chitty

Construction Manager

Steven Chitwood

Digital Artist

Donny Choi

Digital Artist

Gil Nam Choi

Digital Artist

Kelly Roslyn Christophers

Digital Artist

Mei Chu

Digital Artist

Zhang Chuhan

Costumes

David Yiu Chung Man

Visual Effects

Kalpesh Churi

Digital Artist

Nicholas St Clair

Digital Artist

Genevieve Claire

Visual Effects

Jacob Clark

Digital Artist

James Clark

Digital Artist

Dean Clarke

Special Effects Coordinator

Karen Clarke

Visual Effects

Al Clay

Score Recording

Sam Cleary

Construction

Andrew Cochrane

Production Coordinator

Tim Cody

Rigging Grip

Greg Cohen

Assistant

Gregory Cohen

Assistant

Joseph Connery

Digital Artist

Brian Connor

Compositing Supervisor

Robert Connor

Digital Artist

Richard Andrew Conte

Song

Toby Conway

Rigging Grip

Shane Cook

Digital Artist

Lyle Cooley

Visual Effects

William Coombs

Construction

Sean Coonce

Digital Artist

Rachael Cooper - White

Clearance Coordinator

Tom Core

Digital Effects

Jill Cormack

Art Director

Matt Cornelius

Props

Andrew Cottle

Armourer

Jamie Couper

Rigging Gaffer

Fiona Crawford

Visual Effects Producer

Jack Crayford

Lighting Technician

Darvin Dela Cruz

Stunt Performer

Martyn 'moose' Culpitt

Visual Effects

Sheldon Currington

Special Effects Technician

Geoff Curtis

Special Effects Technician

Rick Curts

Digital Artist

Ryan Sarah Cushman

Digital Artist

Yves D'incau

Visual Effects

Markus Daum

Digital Artist

Ant Davies

Assistant Director

Augie Davis

Stunt Coordinator

Mana Hira Davis

Stunt Performer

Stephen Davis

Visual Effects

Shane Dawson

Stunt Coordinator

Adrian De Wet

Visual Effects Supervisor

Gina Deakin

Location Manager

Christian Deiss

Visual Effects

Vincent R Delay

Visual Effects

Philippe Deseck

Stunt Performer

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura

Producer

Vincent Di Nguyen

3-D Models

Chris Diebold

Sound Effects Editor

Rodolfo (rod) Dimayuga

Digital Artist

Ashley Dizon

Assistant

Van Le Do

Visual Effects

Film Details

Also Known As
En eaux troubles, MEG: The threat from the depths, Meg, Meg - Az oscápa, Meg: Derinlerdeki Dehset, Megalodon, Megalodon: Predator iz dalekih dubina, Megalodon: Predator iz globin, Megatubarão, Shark - Il primo squalo
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Horror
Thriller
Adaptation
Release Date
2018
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)/WARNER BROS. PICTURES INTERNATIONAL (WBI)
Location
China; New Zealand

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video November 13, 2018

Project was previously set up at New Line Cinema with a script adapted by Shane Salerno.

Eli Roth was previously attached to direct.

Released in United States August 10, 2018

Released in United States on Video November 13, 2018

Based on the novel "Meg" written by Steve Alten published by Doubleday June 2, 1997.

Jan de Bont previously attached to direct. Thomas Wheeler and Jeffrey Boam previously wrote drafts when the project was set up at Disney.

Eric Brevig was previously attached to direct.

Fan Bingbing was previously attached to star. (8/23/2016)

New Line picked up the project in turnaround from Walt Disney Pictures for a reported mid-six against seven-figures.

Walt Disney Pictures reportedly paid $400,000 against $1.1 million for the motion picture rights to this novel.

Literary Sale Date: 06/19/1996

Bantam-Doubleday-Dell has reportedly paid $2.1 million for the publishing rights to this book and its sequel "Phobos."

Released in United States August 10, 2018