Ruby Rose Joins Prehistoric Shark Thriller MEG

Written by Andrew Pollard Thursday, 04 August 2016

Movie News

Following on from yesterday’s news that Jessica McNamee and Fan Bingbing have joined Jason Statham in the big screen adaptation of Steve Alten’s MEG, now comes word that Ruby Rose has boarded the picture.

Rose is likely best known for Orange is the New Black, although genre fans will recognise her from Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Variety broke the news of her being in initial talks for the film, with The Hollywood Reporter then confirming that she has indeed joined the adaptation.

The current word on the MEG movie is that it will focus on an international underwater program that comes under threat from an ominous and mysterious danger. Unfortunately for the workers based on this facility, they will be stranded at the bottom of the ocean and with a dangerous predator waiting to pounce. Jason Statham will portray a former naval captain who is tasked with rescuing those in danger before it’s too late.

In case you’re not familiar with MEG, Steve Alten’s MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror was released in 1997 and has spawned several follow-ups, with the action focussing on the 80-foot megalodon and the tale often described as “Jurassic Park with a shark” as the California coast is terrorized by this ancient threat.

The big screen MEG will be directed by National Treasure’s Jon Turtletaub and is currently set for a March 2nd, 2018 release.

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