After a lengthy development period, fans were ecstatic when The Meg was finally released in 2018. The film went through several iterations before being released as a PG-13 blockbuster, something which surprised fans and led to the film becoming a box-office hit. Despite a lack of gore that was previously expected to be in the film, it still proved to be as thrilling and fun as a film about Megalodons could be. Now Meg 2: The Trench is moving ahead, with production scheduled to occur as soon as this month.
After several years, and no doubt issues caused by the pandemic, it’s nice to know the sequel is finally getting underway. The original film was based on a novel by author Steve Alten, who ended up penning a series of literary sequels. As such, it was long suspected that there would be sequels to the film as well. Now it seems like fans will finally get their wish. In fact, star Jason Statham is said to have more creative control this time around – which could lead to a somewhat more violent project.
As revealed via KFTV:
“Meg 2: The Trench, a sequel to the 2018 box-office hit The Meg, begins filming in the UK next week (w/c 24 January) at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden.
Shooting will run until late May…”
Ben Wheatley is attached to direct Meg 2: The Trench. The screenplay for this sequel was written by Dean Georgaris and Jon & Erich Hoeber.
Aside from Jason Statham returning to reprise his role from the first film as Jonas Taylor, it’s been stated that several other cast members from the original will be returning as well.
A release date for the sequel has yet to be revealed, but with production underway, more details are likely on the way. As such, fans can stay tuned to ScreenGeek for updates as we have them.