It appears that Eli Roth has signed on to direct the long anticipated film Meg, according to Variety. Based on Steve Alten’s New York Times bestselling novel Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, which has been in development by the major studio’s since the books release in 1997. It was Disney who initially seized the rights to the film, then New Line Cinema, before Warner Bros finally took over the project. At one point it was attached to Guillermo del Toro after his efforts on the sea creature blockbuster Pacific Rim in 2013.
With the huge record-breaking success of the opening of Jurassic World last week, and the upcoming 40th anniversary of Jaws coming up (released on June 20, 1975), the studio has decided that now is the right time to announce the news of this Mega-sized shark tale about the previously thought extinct Carcharodon Megalodon shark, that became the biggest predator of all time, with hundreds of 7-inch serrated teeth, that can sense it’s prey from miles away and swallow an elephant whole.
With a huge budget to work with this time, it will be interesting to see how Roth tackles a blockbuster of this size, with a potential franchise. Let us know what you think??.
Eli Roth’s long awaited cannibal shocker The Green Inferno is due for release on September 25, 2015.