The first trailer for Meg 2: The Trench, starring Jason Statham, was screened at CinemaCon – and our own Chris Bumbray has a description!
The Warner Bros. presentation at CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, is currently in progress, and as part of the presentation they showed attendees the first trailer for Meg 2: The Trench, director Ben Wheatley’s sequel to Jon Turteltaub’s 2018 “Jason Statham vs. a giant shark” movie The Meg (watch it at THIS LINK). Chris Bumbray, JoBlo’s very own Chris Bumbray, was at CinemaCon to see the trailer. Here is what he said about it: It looks much more expensive than last movie. Jason Statham’s character, Jonas, is sent to the trench to deal with the creature that is there. It is The Meg! Wu Jing from
Wolf Warriors is a co star. This version of The Meg has a larger size because it is an Apex predator. It escapes The Trench, and begins eating people. Statham is accompanied by other Megs and other creatures from The Trench, while Heart’s “Barracuda” plays in the background. Definitely looks fun.“The screenplay for Meg 2: The Trench
has been written by Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, and Erich Hoeber, the same writing team that was on the first film. These films are inspired by a series of novels written by Steve Alten.Statham is joined in the cast of the sequel by returning co-stars Cliff Curtis, Shuya Sophia Cai, and Page Kennedy, as well as Sienna Guillory (Resident Evil: Apocalypse
), Skyler Samuels (The Gifted), Sergio Peris-Mencheta (Rambo: Last Blood), and, as Bumbray mentioned, Wu Jing (Wolf Warrior II). Li Bingbing isn’t reprising the role of oceanographer Suyin in this movie, despite the fact that Shuya Sophia Cai’s character Meiying is the young daughter of Suyin.Wheatley told Collider last year that he chose to direct Meg 2
because he “really loved” the first film.I usually just go with my gut, so if something comes across from my agent and I like it, then I just go for it. I was told about this and thought, “Oh, Christ!” Meg 2, I will do that! It’s brilliant’ Speaking to ComicBook.com Wheatley said he also was interested in the project
it is an opportunity to do actions on such a massive scale that it’s unbelievable. It’s just incredible. After doing
Free fire which I thought was all my Christmases at once in terms action, this is unbelievable. And just doing the storyboards for it, just thinking and going, ‘Oh,’ it’s just … I feel a heavy responsibility for it, to make sure that it kind of delivers to all the big shark fans out there.”Wheatley’s previous credits include
Down Terrace, Kill List, Sightseers, A Field in England, High-Rise, Free Fire, Rebecca, and In the Earth.Warner Bros. will be giving
Meg 2: The Trench a theatrical release on August 4, 2023 – and with that date being so close, it shouldn’t be much longer before we get to see the trailer for ourselves.