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Jason Statham battles history’s biggest shark in first trailer for ‘The Meg’

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Jason Statham The Meg

Remember Jaws? Pretty good yeah? 

WELL MOVE ASIDE SPIELBERG BECAUSE THERE’S A NEW GUY IN TOWN NOW AND HE’S A LOT BIGGER THAN YOU ‘JAWS’ IF THAT IS YOUR REAL NAME.

Yes, the first trailer for The Meg is here, and it shows Jason Statham battling history’s biggest shark, the Megalodon, which was thought to be long-extinct but which has apparently shown up 200 miles off the Chinese coast.

Given that premise, why you’re still reading and not watching is beyond us so just click below won’t you?

It looks good doesn’t it?

For once, there’s some good YouTube comments, with Tommy Ross summing it up better than we ever could, saying: “I was expecting something generic and uninteresting but this looks SO FUN. Like if a SyFy movie had a big budget and was actually well-made.”

The film is officially described as a ‘science fiction action horror comedy film’ and has been directed by Jon Turteltaub (Cool Runnings, Last Vegas) with Jessica McNamee, Li Bingbing, Winston Chao, Ruby Rose, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis, and Robert Taylor starring alongside Statham. It’s unknown who is playing the shark.

It’s based on the 1997 science fiction book Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten and, if you hadn’t already worked it out from the trailer, it sees a deep sea submarine attacked by a megalodon shark and, with the vessel disabled, a rescue diver and oceanographer must work together to rescue the crew.

The Meg, which you will definitely be watching, is in cinemas 10 August.

(Image: Warner Bros)

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