While we’re not going to see the giant shark movie Meg until 2018, a spiritual follow-up is on the verge of being developed. The Jason Statham horror/thriller is based on Steve Alten’s best-selling same-named novel, and one of his other books, The Loch, is being optioned for a film adaptation.
Alten is the prolific author who mixes science fiction with horror themes, with Meg (and all its sequels) being probably his most well-known novels. Charting the discovery and effects of a surviving Megalodon shark, the big screen treatment is only likely to increase the popularity of the written franchise. Horror auteur Eli Roth was tapped at one point to direct the monster-shark film, but eventually …
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