Right so I’ve just been looking around on the net like I do most nights, it never occurred to me to have a look to see what the movie Meg was all about. Upon reading some info I soon came to realise… It’s just Jaws.
The film Meg is apparently based on the novel and has been stuck in development since 1997. At one point, reports surfaced that the film was slated for a 2008 release date and was to be made by New Line Cinema. Now as you can see it was never released considering it is now 2016. Names that were attached to the project included Jan de Bont and Guillermo Del Toro. Then in July 2007, New Line canceled the production. Lets think… could that be because its Jaws is disguise?, Steve Alten had said that once his relationship with New Line was over, he would be taking the property elsewhere. You are not going to find anyone out there who will not realize your just remaking Jaws just no one has had the heart to tell you yet. The rights have indeed reverted to Alten, but the film has remained in development Limbo.
On January 2, 2015, Alten appeared on Coast to Coast AM radio with George Noory and said that a film based on Meg/Jaws is back on track.On June 16, 2015 it was announced that Eli Roth would direct the film adaptation. Wow can you imagine the gore fest that would have been considering he directed the hostel movies. Sadly he left the project due to creative differences.
On March 3, 2016, ComingSoon.net reported that National Treasure’s Jon Turteltaub has since been in talks to direct the movie adaption of Steve Alten’s Meg/Jaws or whatever you want to call it. Turteltaub is also currently attached to Walt Disney Pictures’ It’s a Small World movie. (busy man)
On April 14, 2016, various media outlets reported that action star Jason Statham would be taking the lead role of Jonas Taylor in the upcoming film. In July 2016, Jessica McNamee and Ruby Rose also joined the cast of the film, I wonder which one will be eaten in half.
What do you guys think, do you thing Meg is just going to be an up to date Jaws? I will not be able to watch this movie due to sharks scaring the crap out of me when I was younger lol, thanks for that JAWS!