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Jason Statham battles a prehistoric shark in The Meg, see photos

The Meg is a sci-fi-monster film starring British action hero Jason Statham and Chinese actress Li Bingbing.

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The Meg is a sci-fi-monster film starring British action hero Jason Statham and Chinese actress Li Bingbing. The film features a huge shark that was believed to be extinct and has not been seen in millions of years. Statham's rescue diver Jonas Taylor has a job to save people from its attack. There has been a shark film every few years ever since Steven Spielberg's groundbreaking Jaws hit theatres in 1975. But The Meg has a megalodon, a real creature that roamed the depths of the oceans in the prehistoric world. The trailer promises a typical high-budget, studio-calibre popcorn movie that at the very least promises a much better visual experience than the usual B-grade stuff. Jon Turteltaub (Rush Hour and National Treasure movies) helms The Meg.

the meg still featuring jason statham and li bingbing

Jason Statham and Li Bingbing in a still from the film. Bingbing is known for movies like The Forbidden Kingdom, Resident Evil: Retribution and Transformers: Age of Extinction. Statham was last seen in the eighth The Fast and Furious film, The Fate of the Furious.

the meg still, synopsis

Here is the official synopsis of the film, "In the film, a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew—and the ocean itself—from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below…bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time.”

the meg cast

The Meg also stars Cliff Curtis, Page Kennedy, Ruby Rose and others.

the meg poster

If nothing else, The Meg should offer a thrilling big screen experience. It also releases in 3D and IMAX.

the meg still featuring giant shark devouring a great white shark

It is unlikely this still is from actual footage. Most likely, this promo pic is just there to underline the fact that the megalodon was much bigger than today's sharks (including the Great White Shark).

the meg still featuring jason statham

The Meg releases in India on August 10.