The Meg is an upcoming American directed by and written by Dean Georgaris. In the film, a deep sea submarine is attacked by a shark, thought to be extinct. With the ship disabled at the bottom of the sea, a rescue diver and oceanographer must quickly work to rescue the crew. It is based on the 1997 book by . The film stars , , , , , , , and . The film will be released by in and on August 10, 2018. Plot A former Naval captain and expert diver Jonas Taylor is recruited for a deep-sea mission to rescue Chinese scientists under attack from the 70-foot white shark . Production On June 3, 2015, The Tracking Board confirmed that had picked up the rights to the long-awaited film Meg scripted by different writers, latest provided draft by Dean Georgaris. and Belle Avery would produce the film.It is based on the 1997 book by . The project was first set up at Disney in 1997.On June 16, 2015, Variety revealed that WB was in talks with to direct the film about an ancient shark threatening the California coast and two men who team-up to neutralize the shark.Wilson would produce through Maeday Productions and Avery through Apelles Entertainment, while Gravity Pictures would also co-produce and co-finance the film and distribute the film in China.On March 3, 2016, it was announced that was in talks with the studio to direct the film, while would also produce the film. On April 14, 2016, confirmed that had signed on to star in the film as a former Naval captain and expert diver who is recruited to undertake a deep-sea mission to rescue Chinese scientists under attack from the 70-foot shark named Carcharodon megalodon.On August 2, 2016, Variety confirmed that had been cast in the film for the female lead role,next day was cast as Jaxx, a kick-ass engineering genius and the member of the marine research team.On August 18, 2016, it was reported that had joined the film to play Jack Morris, a tech billionaire who funds the underwater observation program.On September 16, 2016, Deadline reported that had taken the role of the Operations Chief aboard the ship, Mana One.On September 20, 2016, was also cast in the film. on the film began on October 13, 2016 in West Auckland, New Zealand.Principal photography ended on January 11th, 2017. Release Meg's theatrical premiere will be in China in February 2018.It was scheduled to be released by in the United States on March 2, 2018 until the release date was pushed to August 10, 2018.It will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D.