Get ready to fear the ocean again because The MEG is getting a sequel!
Warner Bros has hired filmmaker Ben Wheatley, whose updated version of Gothic tale Rebecca debuted this week, to direct the sequel to its 2018 giant shark thriller hit, The Meg.
Much of key talent from the first movie is expected to return, including Jason Statham, who is said to be creatively involved. Jon and Erich Hoeber wrote the most recent draft working off an initial draft by Dean Georgaris (all three shared credit on the intial outting). Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Belle Avery are back as producers.
The first film was a worldwide hit, chomping its way to $530.3 million globally. The movie, an adaptation of the novel by Steve Alten, was a Chinese co-production and saw Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson and Ruby Rose and Statham fight a prehistoric Shark.
The prospect of sequels was laid out by the sequels that followed Alten’s original book. In the follow up novel, other prehistoric sea creatures are unearthed that are just as deadly as The Meg itself.
No release date has been confirmed for The MEG 2 at this time.