The Meg 2: star Jason Statham praises new director Ben Wheatley

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

In an interview with Collider, star Jason Statham – who is returning as the heroic and iconic (?) rescue diver Jonas Taylor in The Meg 2 – and nothing but high praises for new director Ben Wheatley (In the Earth), as they both gear up for the start of production sometime next year.

Here's what Statham had to say:

We're gonna start shooting in January, if I get my dates right. Ben Wheatley is the director, I'm very excited to work with him. I'm thrilled to get going, it's been a while. We've been waiting around for the right scripts to come in and the right director to turn up, and we've got all those things and they're all stacked up now…

Yeah [Wheatley's] great. We have a great shorthand already. We've got similar taste. I like his movies, I think he's a brilliant director. I think we've got a good shot at making something good.

Obviously no official release date as of yet, but we'll keep you updated!

And here's the official synopsis for the first film:

Previously thought to be extinct, a massive creature attacks a deep-sea submersible, leaving it disabled and trapping the crew at the bottom of the Pacific. With time running out, a visionary oceanographer recruits rescue diver Jonas Taylor to save the crew and the sea itself from an unimaginable threat — a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark known as the Megalodon.

So what do you guys think? Fans of the original film? If so, looking forward to the sequel? Either way, sound off below!

Source: Collider

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