Meg: Steve Alten’s Novel Gets Film Adaptation

Meg: Film Details "Meg". Jon Turtletaub, Steve Alten.

Director: Jon Turtletaub


Steve Alten

Belle Avery

Dean Georgaris

Erich Hoeber

Jon Hoeber

James Vanderbilt

Release Date: March 2, 2018


When a submersible lies disabled at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, an expert deep sea diver is forced to confront his fears and risk everything on a single question: Could the Carcharadon Megalodon – the largest marine predator that ever existed – still be alive and on the hunt?


Meg is currently in pre-production. The Action, Horror, Sci-Fi is directed by Jon Turtletaub, and written by Steve Alten (novel), Belle Avery, Dean Georgaris, Erich Hoeber, Jon Hoeber, and James Vanderbilt. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Belle Avery, and Colin Wilson will serve as producers. Executive producers are Wei Wayne Jiang, Barrie M. Osborne, Randy Greenberg, and Gerald R. Molen.

The production crew is developing the cast quite well. They have found their female lead, Jessica McNamee, to star alongside Jason Statham.

Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten was published in 1997. Jon Turtletaub’s feature adaptation of Alten’s novel will star Jason Statham as Jonas Taylor, Jessica McNamee, and Bingibing Fan as Suyin Zhang. Ruby Rose is also rumored to star in the cast. McNamee and Rose’s characters have yet to be revealed.

Novel Overview:

On a top-secret dive into the Pacific Ocean’s deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face-to-face with the largest and most ferocious predator in the history of the animal kingdom.

The sole survivor of the mission, Taylor is haunted by what he’s sure he saw but still can’t prove exists – Carcharodon megalodon, the massive mother of the great white shark. Taylor spends years theorizing, lecturing, and writing about the possibility that Meg still feeds at the deepest levels of the sea.

Diving deeper than he ever has before, Taylor will face terror like he’s never imagined. MEG is about to surface. When she does, nothing and no one is going to be safe, and Jonas must face his greatest fear once again.


Steve Alten’s Meg received a positive response amongst readers, and conjured four sequels; The Trench, Primal Waters, Hell’s Aquarium, and Nightstalkers. The novels are filled with Action, Horror, Suspense, and excitement. Jessica McNamee Meg

Shark movies are always terrifying, in my opinion. Just the thought of sharks becoming brutal predators gives me the chills. Amp the normal sized shark to one as big as described in Steve Alten’s novel and Jon Turtletaub’s upcoming film, and there’s an intriguing cinematic pitch.

Of course, we’ve seen movies with monster sharks before, but not all have as quite a massive story as Meg. Just to add the cherry on top, Jason Statham is playing the star role, and he is one of my favorite actors. This will be Jessica McNamee’s debut in the Horror arena, as she’s primarily been an advocate for Comedy, Drama, and Romance, so it will be interesting to see how well she adapts.

Meg is set to release on March 2, 2018.


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