The long-awaited adaptation of author Steve Alten‘s MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror, simply titled The Meg, is just a little over a week away from finally being released.
Ahead of its arrival Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new virtual reality experience for the movie, in which you’ll come face to face with the giant megalodon shark that wreaks havoc in the movie.
Continue below for much more info on The Meg and to watch the VR video.
Jason Statham (â€œSpy,â€ â€œFurious 7,â€ â€œThe Expendablesâ€ films) and award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing (â€œTransformers: Age of Extinction,â€ â€œForbidden Kingdom,â€ â€œThe Messageâ€) star in the science fiction action thriller â€œThe Meg,â€ directed by Jon Turteltaub (the â€œNational Treasureâ€ movies, â€œLast Vegasâ€).
In the film, a deep-sea submersibleâ€”part of an international undersea observation programâ€”has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacificâ€¦with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crewâ€”and the ocean itselfâ€”from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped belowâ€¦bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time.
Rounding out the international main cast of â€œThe Megâ€ are Rainn Wilson (TVâ€™s â€œThe Office,â€ â€œSuperâ€), Ruby Rose (â€œxXx: Return of Xander Cage,â€ TVâ€™s â€œOrange is the New Blackâ€), Winston Chao (â€œSkiptrace,â€ â€œKabaliâ€), Page Kennedy (TVâ€™s â€œRush Hourâ€), Jessica McNamee (â€œThe Vow,â€ TVâ€™s â€œSirensâ€), Ã“lafur Darri Ã“lafsson (â€œThe BFG,â€ TVâ€™s â€œThe Missingâ€), Robert Taylor (â€œFocus,â€ TVâ€™s â€œLongmireâ€), New Zealander Cliff Curtis (â€œThe Dark Horse,â€ â€œRisen,â€ TVâ€™s â€œFear the Walking Deadâ€), Sophia Shuya Cai (â€œSomewhere Only We Knowâ€), and Masi Oka (TVâ€™s â€œHawaii Five-0,â€ â€œHeroesâ€).
Turteltaub directed the film from a screenplay by Dean Georgaris and Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber, based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Steve Alten. Lorenzo di Bonaventura (the â€œTransformersâ€ films), Belle Avery (â€œBefore the Devil Knows Youâ€™re Deadâ€) and Colin Wilson (â€œSuicide Squad,â€ â€œAvatarâ€) produced the film, with Gerald R. Molen, Randy Greenberg, Wayne Wei Jiang, and Barrie Osborne serving as executive producers.
Turteltaubâ€™s behind-the-scenes team included Oscar-nominated director of photography Tom Stern (â€œChangeling,â€ â€œSully,â€ â€œAmerican Sniper,â€ â€œThe Hunger Gamesâ€), Oscar-winning production designer Grant Major (â€œThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,â€ â€œX-Men- Apocalypseâ€), editor Steven Kemper (â€œSalt,â€ â€œMission: Impossible II,â€ â€œFace/Offâ€) and costume designer Amanda Neale (â€œTruth,â€ â€œPeteâ€™s Dragon,â€ â€œWhat We Do in the Shadowsâ€).
The Meg will be released in theaters on August 10th. Click right here to find trailers and more.
The Meg: Submersive VR Experience puts viewers head-to-head with the largest prehistoric shark to ever exist. Diving in open water, the virtual reality experience gives viewers a visceral view of the ocean depths. An encounter with the Megalodon is inevitable as you see her lurking in the waters nearbyâ€¦ â€œThe Megâ€ opens in theaters August 10.