The Meg film will be released on August 10, 2018. It is based on the first book, Meg: A Novel of Deep Terrorists.
After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.
- Jason Statham as Jonas Taylor
- Li Bingbing as Suyin Zhang
- Rainn Wilson as Jack Morris
- Ruby Rose as Jaxx Herd
- Winston Chao as Dr. Minway Zhang
- Cliff Curtis as James "Mac" Mackreides
- Page Kennedy as DJ
- Jessica McNamee as Celeste Singer
- Ólafur Darri Ólafsson as The Wall
- Robert Taylor as Dr. Heller
- Shuya Sophia Cai as Meiying
- Masi Oka as Toshi
- Rob Kipa-Williams as D'Angelo
- Tawanda Manyimo as Marks
A film based on the novel has been mired in development hell since 1997. At one point, reports surfaced that the film was slated for a 2008 release date and was to be made by New Line Cinema which had recently bought the rights from Alten. Names that were attached to the project included Jan De Bont and Guillermo Del Toro. However, in July 2007, New Line cancelled the production. Steve Alten had said that once his relationship with New Line was finally over, he would be taking the property elsewhere. As of 2009, production has began by producer Belle Avery (Apelles Entertainment) with Alten writing the screenplay.
On April 14th, 2016, various media outlets reported that action star Jason Statham would be taking the lead role of Jonas Taylor.