Meg 2: The Trench hasn’t been released yet, but that hasn’t stopped director Ben Wheatley from imagining what the third installment in the shark-centric series would look like. That said, though, he’s keen not to jinx the second chapter before it’s had a chance to make a splash in cinemas…
“You don’t want to talk about it until Meg 2 comes out,” Wheatley jokes in the new issue Full movie magazinewhich will be out on newsstands on Thursday, July 20, when asked about the possibility of The Meg 3. “But I hope so. There is much more to explore in that world. It is very rich. The business international very very interesting.
“What’s so clever about the first movie is that it’s not Rush Hour. It’s not East-meets-West, ‘Oh, we’re all confused about each other,'” Wheatley, who took over directorial duties from directing the original Jon Turteltaub, continued. “It’s just people working together, and being in a daily adventure, and the people happen to come from all over the world. I think that’s good for the audience, and it’s also a good message .”
Taking inspiration from Steve Alten’s 1999 novel, Meg 2: The Trench sees Jason Statham’s Jonas Taylor team up to dive the depths of the ocean, and investigate some strange goings-on down there. During the mission, they discover that a bunch of prehistoric megalodons, even bigger than the ones seen in the previous film, are lurking well below the surface… and judging by the official trailer, some other huge creatures too.
It will be released on August 4. Cliff Curtis, Wu Jing, Sophia Cai, Page Kennedy, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Sienna Guillory, and Skyler Samuels out the supporting cast.
This is just a snippet of our interview in the new edition Full movie magazine, featuring Gareth Edwards’ new film The Creator on the cover. The magazine hits shelves this Thursday, July 20. Check out the covers below:
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