Fear the Walking Dead's Cliff Curtis to join Jason Statham in Meg
If Jason Statham doesn't punch a giant prehistoric shark in the face in MEG, I'm going to be very disappointed; how exactly Statham will accomplish this, I've no idea. Based upon Steve Alten’s novel, MEG will be directed by Jon Turteltaub and star Jason Statham as a Navy deep-sea diver "whose military career ended in disgrace after his team encountered a living Megalodon." Ruh oh. Deadline now reports that Fear the Walking Dead's Cliff Curtis will trade battling zombies with taking on a giant shark as he's set to join Statham in the film.
When Jason Statham's team is destroyed by the beast, he's offered "a chance at redemption when an international underwater observation program led by Chinese scientists encounters the same beast after a volcanic eruption released it from an underwater trench into open water." As for Cliff Curtis, he'll play the Operations Chief aboard the Mana One. MEG also stars Ruby Rose, Li Bingbing and Rainn Wilson as Jack Morris, a tech billionaire who funds the underwater observation program which unwittingly unleashes the Megalodon. Sounds like a perfect recipe for shark bait.
MEG is set for a March 2, 2018 release.