Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Pleased To Eat You

I don't know why they went and added the qualifier to the title but the movie called The Meg now has been bandying about (as just plain ol' "Meg") for quite a long time - I remembered writing about it when Eli Roth was going to make it in 2015 but that post led me to an even older iteration where Jan De Bont was going to make it in 2006! Anyway those folks never got it done - it took John Turteltaub, the director of the National Treasure movies (or if you're feeling nostalgic for the 1990s the director of 3 Ninjas and Cool Runnings) to get it done. Or more likely it took star Jason Staham to get it done.

Anyway I don't know why it's taken Statham so long to star in a movie that's gotten him into a wetsuit, given his professional speedo past but I'm glad we're here at last. The Meg is out on August 10th and lo behold it has a trailer (I'm sharing the International one but you can watch the US version right here):
It looks fun in the same old trashy way all of these Jaws 
rip-offs are - if it's up to the lofty trash standards of 
Shark Attack 3: Megalodon we'll be doing fine. 


JT said...

Meg was one of the first movies i followed in pre-production phase...back in the late 90s when it was gonna star George Clooney and trying to beat Deep Blue Sea to theaters. Memories...

MTMSLG said...

The US trailer thankfully shows a sense of humor! A movie like this would be DEADLY without one!