Even a tough guy like Jason Statham needs help against a prehistoric shark.
The cast for the over-the-top shark sequel Meg 2: The Trench started to flesh out its cast in earnest this week–with returning actors from the original 2018 flick and several newcomers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Genre star Statham is reprising his lead role of Jonas Taylor, as previously reported, and he will be joined by veterans Cliff Curtis, Shuya Sophia Cai and Page Kennedy. New cast members include Sienna Guillory (Resident Evil: Afterlife), Skyler Samuels (Scream Queens) and Sergio Peris-Mencheta (Rambo: Last Blood).
Guillory will play the head of an applied sciences division, Samuels will portray a member of Statham’s submarine crew and Peris-Mencheta will be able to chew the scenery as a bad guy described as a “hard-edged mercenary.”
Meg 2–now shooting in the UK–is helmed by Ben Wheatley (Kill List) and written by Dean Georgaris and Jon and Erich Hoeber (who wrote the original). The film is produced by Gravity Pictures and Di Bonaventura Pictures.
The original The Meg–directed by Jon Turteltaub–was based on Steve Alten’s 1997 Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror. The film–which earned $530 million worldwide on a $150-million budget–follows a U.S. Navy diver who sets out to rescue a group of scientists from a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark known as a megalodon prowling the depths of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean.
No release date has yet been announced for Meg 2: The Trench, so keep reading Horror News Network for updates.