Jason Statham Will Fight a Dinosaur in the Upcoming Movie ‘Meg’

Alex Pompliano
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Remember back in 2006 when we heard that Samuel L. Jackson was starring in a movie called Snakes on a Plane? The words themselves were so awesome and strange that everyone basically collectively screamed, Shut up and take my money!

That was a decade ago, and I haven’t felt that same level of excitement and wonder since. Don’t talk to me about some Sharknado nonsense — that movie was too self-aware to ever live up to its title. But on Friday morning, that all changed. It was announced that action juggernaut Jason Statham would square away against his biggest foe yet. No, I mean literally — the Expendables star will battle it out with the largest…

Ahh, I can’t keep the suspense up anymore. I want to shout it from the rooftops: JASON STATHAM IS FIGHTING A GIANT DINOSAUR SHARK IN HIS NEXT MOVIE.


Warner Bros. is producing a film that revolves around a Carcharodon Megalodon, which is a science-y way of saying a 70-foot, 40-ton prehistoric ancestor to the great white shark. Basically, the Megalodon makes Jaws look like a bitch.

The film, titled Meg, will be directed by Jon Turteltaub who made those fifty National Treasure movies. So there’s a good chance the Megalodon will be voiced by Nic Cage. More importantly, Turteltaub also directed 1993’s Cool Runnings, so Meg has that going for it.

Apparently Meg has been in the works for almost 20 years and derives from Steve Allten’s book “Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror.” This is how Wikipedia described the novel:

“Jonas Taylor is a deep sea diver working for the United States Navy on a top-secret dive in the Mariana Trench. He sees a Megalodon, a massive ancient predator that is believed to be extinct. Because he is the only survivor he is disbelieved. He becomes a paleontologist and tries to prove that the Megalodon is real, but he is still considered a crackpot.”


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