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MEG (2018): Rainn Wilson Signs Onto Giant Shark Film

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Rainn Wilson slated to play lead role in Meg. The Office and Monsters and Aliens actor will play a billionaire in the adaptation of the best-selling Steve Alten science fiction novel.

Wilson joins a cast that already includes Jason Statham, Fan Bingbing, Ruby Rose, and Jessica McNamee. Directing the film is Jon Turteltaub, who previously worked on National Treasure, with Independence Day: Resurgence‘s James Vanderbilt adapting the novel for the big screen.

The film, which tells the story of a giant prehistoric shark emerging from the deep to wreak havoc on the modern world, is described as follows on Alten’s website:

On a top-secret dive into the Pacific Ocean’s deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face-to-face with the largest and most ferocious predator in the history of the animal kingdom. The sole survivor of the mission, Taylor is haunted by what he’s sure he saw but still can’t prove exists – Carcharodon megalodon, the massive mother of the great white shark. The average prehistoric Meg weighs in at twenty tons and could tear apart a Tyrannosaurus rex in seconds.

Written off as a crackpot suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Taylor refuses to forget the depths that nearly cost him his life. With a Ph.D. in paleontology under his belt, Taylor spends years theorizing, lecturing, and writing about the possibility that Meg still feeds at the deepest levels of the sea. But it takes an old friend in need to get him to return to the water, and a hotshot female submarine pilot to dare him back into a high-tech miniature sub.

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