The Meg 2: Release date, cast, plot for Jason Statham’s shark movie sequel
The film will be released on 4 August
Grossing over half a billion dollars worldwide, The Meg was the best solo performing film of Statham’s career and was also a big hit in China.
Thanks to the success of the first film, a sequel was greenlit shortly after its release and confirmed in 2020 meaning Jason Statham will be fighting sharks once again.
Hitting cinemas worldwide on 4 August, read on below for everything we know about Meg 2: The Trench.
Meg 2: The Trench release date
Meg 2: The Trench is confirmed to be released on 4 August. Despite featuring China’s biggest star in Wu Jing, the film does not currently have a release date in the country.
What is Meg 2: The Trench about?While no official synopsis has been released, The Meg 2 is based on the novel The Trench by Steve Allen which continues the adventures of Jonas, a paleobiologist who had to defeat a megalodon.
In the book, he discovers another prehistoric monster called a Kronosaurus which was thought extinct which he must battle and defeat.
Who stars in Meg 2: The Trench?
Jason Statham returns as hero Jonas Taylor in a role that makes use of his diving background and is one of the four movies he has coming out this year along with Operation Fortune, Fast X and The Expendables 4.
The biggest addition to the movie is Wu Jing, the highest grossing actor of all time in China. The action hero is best known for his performances in the Wolf Warrior movies and a string of recent hits including The Battle at Lake Changjin, The Battle at Lake Changjin II and The Wandering Earth 2 which are among the highest grossing films of all time.
Resident Evil and Luther actor Sienna Guillory has also joined the cast in an unknown role.
Who is directing Meg 2: The Trench?
While National Treasure director Jon Turteltaub was behind the camera on the first film, he has been replaced by Britain’s own Ben Wheatley for the sequel.
Wheatley is best known for his low budget genre movies such as Sightseers and Kill List but also directed the Rebecca remake for Netflix and the action film Free Fire.