Director Ben Wheatley (Rebecca, Free Hearth) is ready to helm the sequel to the 2018 Jason Statham-starring sharksploitation blockbuster The Meg, and now, the filmmaker has teased what followers can count on from the movie in addition to stating he intends to honour the scope of the titular Megalodon shark.
“A variety of it’s respecting The Meg, and making an attempt to ensure it’s an amazing Meg movie,” Wheatley stated in an interview with ComicBook.com. “And as you possibly can see from the flicks I’ve made, they’re not essentially, it’s not … while you go and do Physician Who, I don’t utterly change it as a result of I wished to do it. I didn’t wish to essentially make it one thing utterly totally different that no one acknowledged, you understand? So there’s that ingredient of forwards and backwards.”
He continued, “However it’s a chance to do motion on such an insanely massive scale, that it’s simply unbelievable. From doing Free Hearth, which was, I assumed, was all my Christmases got here directly by way of motion, that is simply unbelievable. And simply doing the storyboards for it, simply considering and going, ‘Oh,’ it’s simply … I really feel a heavy duty for it, to guarantee that it type of delivers on all of the, to all the large shark followers on the market.”
The primary film, which was an adaptation of the novel by Steve Alten, noticed Statham portraying Jonas Taylor, a rescue diver who finds himself pitted in opposition to a large prehistoric Megalodon shark. Regardless of blended opinions, The Meg was successful with audiences on the worldwide field workplace after grossing $530 million. Particulars on the upcoming sequel are at present being stored beneath wraps.
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