A feature film adaptation of MEG has been on the verge of happening since the ’90s. But it’s finally in production and slated for release next year. However, the date has been shifted by several months from March 2, 2018 to August 10, 2018. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as it has summer blockbuster written all over it. What’s more, you’ll get to experience it in IMAX and 3-D upon release.
Here’s what we know about the project so far: At one point, Eli Roth was attached to helm the project, but as we previously reported, National Treasure director Jon Turteltaub has taken over as Roth’s replacement. Turteltaub is set to direct from a script penned by Belle Avery and Dean Georgaris. Steve Alten’s novel tells the story of two men that band together to face a Megalodon, a creature thought to be long extinct, that surfaces in modern day and wreaks unspeakable havoc everywhere it goes.
After decades of attempting to get this feature before cameras, it is finally on the way. Stay tuned to the site in the coming months for more on this upcoming project and the latest in horror news as additional details are announced!