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Our Hopes For Jason Statham's Prehistoric Shark Movie 'Meg'

By Kristy Puchko | Industry | April 15, 2016 |

By Kristy Puchko | Industry | April 15, 2016 |

Jason Statham is a former champion diver turned willfully bonkers action star with movies like Crank, Spy and Furious 7 under his belt. So it’s about time that his watery past collided with his mega-star present. Enter Meg.

Based on Steve Alten’s novel Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, this “shark action movie” was a Disney property back in 1997. But the in-development fin flick was sunk when Warner Bros released the similarly themed Deep Blue Sea. Cut to today, where Variety reports WB has bought Meg and will set sail with National Treasure director Jon Turteltaub and the fabulously bald and buff Statham.

So what can we expect from Meg? Well, I can tell you what we want.

Below you can enjoy the Gchat between me and my Popcorn & Prosecco co-host/Drive jacket hater Angie Han, regarding all things Meg:

Angie: well here is an interesting sentence: “Jason Statham to star in prehistoric shark movie Meg.”

Kristy: So is he Meg? Or is Meg the super scary name of this prehistoric shark?

Angie: MEG is the shark! “The book revolves around two men who band together to fight an ancient shark threatening the California coast. The Megaladon, considered one of the largest and most powerful predators in history, can reach a length of 60 feet.”

Kristy: adorbz

Angie: So this is like Godzilla, I guess, but with water? What are the odds you think that I will root for Meg instead of Statham?

Kristy: You def will.

Refer to Angie’s anti-human sentiment in our podcast’s Godzilla ep.

Angie: I love it already.

Kristy: Meg’s a survivor!

Angie: Yes she is! Who is JASON STATHAM to assume he has more of a right to live than Meg? TYPICAL PATRIARCHAL NONSENSE


Kristy: The Mega shark is just minding her business, probably feeding her young BY HERSELF.

UM wait what if Jason Statham and Meg fall in love
that i could get behind
…… ok i think this week has officially fried my brain
……….. but seriously i would love that movie

Kristy: We should write that movie. Jaws meets Titanic. It’d make all the moneys and win every Oscar.

Angie: No, it’s a genre movie, so it wouldn’t win any Oscars BUTTTT it would definitely be one of those genre movies that everyone loves so much that people will be #OUTRAGED at how narrow minded the Academy is.

Kristy: yeeeeeeessssss

Donate to our Kickstarter for our Untitled Jaws Meets Titanic Anti-Oscar Bait Project here.

Kristy Puchko thinks combining Jaws with any movie is a worthwhile endeavor.

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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.