For over 20 million years, Megalodon stalked the world’s oceans and tomorrow, it will invade movie theaters in The Meg.
Warner Brother’s upcoming movie starring Jason Statham ‘The Meg’ is based on the 1997 science fiction book Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten. ‘The Meg’ is the story of a massive 75-foot Megalodon Shark, a marine animal presumed extinct for thousands of years, which terrorizes a deep-sea submersible.
The film also stars Winston Chao, Li Bingbing, Ruby Rose, Page Kennedy, Jessica McNamee, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Robert Taylor, Cliff Curtis, Shuya Sophia Cai, and Masi Oka.
Watch the trailer here:
Before witnessing the mammoth giant, these things you should know:
A mammal with a large tooth!
Megalodon has large tooth, as compared to any other mammals including the Great White Shark.
Meg are whale eaters!
A giant shark needs a giant meal, and according to Nat Geo, megalodons were thought to have eaten whales.
Name describes everything
Megalodon means “giant tooth,” according to the Washington Post. On an average, its tooth size is equal to a human hand.
Meg’s fin is approximately 2m tall and can travel at a speed of 8km/hr.
Bigger than everything!
Megalodon could grow to 50 feet long to 75 feet making it three times the size of a great white shark. Plus, it weighed three times as much as a T-Rex, amounting to almost 100 tonnes.
Here’s how the director Jon Turteltaub bring the monstrous creature back to life?
- The production crew used up to sixteen boats to capture the action scene.
- More than 2000 extras were used for an epic sequence filmed at Hainan Island in China.
- No dogs were harmed during the making of the movie.
With an international cast and plenty of hype from giant-animal movie fans, The Meg, will probably suit its intended audiences.