The Meg (trailer)

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The Meg (trailer)

Post by mr friendly guy » 2018-04-23 03:55am

Ok, Megalodon was a big prehistoric shark which we think most probably resembles an upscaled version of a modern day Great White shark.

There was a novel by Steven Alten in the 90s about one which survived in the marianna trench (LOL) and it comes up to terrorise the US coast.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meg:_A_No ... eep_Terror

In more detail, the protagonist Jonas Taylor gets a call from his older Japanese friend (who just happens to have a hot daughter, you can see which way this is going) to help retrieve a submersible in the marianna trench and then he sees the megalodon. Meanwhile Jonas's estranged wife gets killed by the Meg. :lol: Oh, and he kills the shark too. This is of course from what I remember of listening to the audiobooks.

Looks like its being adapted with quite a few changes



For one thing, Japanese friend seems to be changed to Chinese ones and its China's turn to get terrorised by giant monsters (its clearly attacking around Hainan based on the landmarks). This is not surprising since Chinese companies appear to be partially funding this.

So basically giant prehistoric shark and Jason Statham. Hmm. I am in. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Meg (trailer)

Post by Rhadamantus » 2018-04-23 08:04am

Terrible but amusing, probably.
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Re: The Meg (trailer)

Post by Khaat » 2018-04-23 10:20am

Damn it! I heard about this this weekend and my "scy-fy original"-quality treatment included global-warming-melted-glaciers-release-megalodon-to-terrorize-coastal-city. Post credit scene includes equally massive megalo-cephalopod (giant terror squid) melting out of the ice to do the same in the sequel.
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Re: The Meg (trailer)

Post by LadyTevar » 2018-04-23 12:47pm

The book was pretty fun to read. This? Wow..
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Re: The Meg (trailer)

Post by mr friendly guy » 2018-04-24 11:44pm

The trailer does seem to deviate quite a bit from the first book. For example Jonas appears to already be married with a child (this occurs by the second book).
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