‘Meg’ Sequel To Combine More Shark Attacks With Comedy

by Thomas Tuna

A man and a shark walk into a bar…

Meg 2: The Trench–the upcoming sequel to the 2018 aquatic horror pic–splashes onto the big screen this summer, and–according to the film’s producer–it may have more laughs than your run-of-the-mill shark thriller.

The feature–set for a theatrical release Aug. 4–will definitely have its lighter moments amid the carnage, if producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura can be believed. During a recent interview with Collider, Di Bonaventura said, “One of the things we learned in this film is you could add more comedy than we originally thought in a shark movie.”

The film, he added, “is probably funnier. There’s certainly some big laughs in it. And there’s also more shark attacks. It’s testing well, and the audiences seem to be relating to it very similar to the first movie.”

The PG-13-rated movie–directed by Ben Wheatley from a screenplay by Dean Georgaris and Eric and Jon Hoeber–stars the returning Jason Statham, along with Cliff Curtis, Shuya Sophia Cai, Page Kennedy, Wu Jing, Sienna Guillory, Skyler Samuels and Sergio Peris-Mencheta.

The original The Meg–directed by Jon Turtelbaum and based on Steve Alten’s 1997 Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror–follows a U.S. Navy diver (Statham) as he tries to rescue several scientists from a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark known as a megalodon.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Meg 2: The Trench.


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