MEG Coming in 2008?

Posted by: Michael
Holy crap MEG is finally getting made? I remember when Deadmanwalkin one of our writers was talking about this film getting made 2 years ago. Seems New line is FINALLY gona make a move, and have it for us in 2008. De Bont will direct the big screen adaptation of Steve Alten shark thriller MEG, about the prehistoric ancestor of the great white shark. Variety says Guillermo del Toro, Larry Gordon, and Lloyd Levin - who all three were behind the Hellboy movie - will produce along with CHUD.com creator Nick Nunziata and Ken Atchity. Here's how Alten describes the book:

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.

Diving deeper than he ever has before, Taylor will face terror like he's never imagined, and what he finds could turn the tides bloody red until the end of time. MEG is about to surface. When she does, nothing and no one is going to be safe, and Jonas must face his greatest fear once again.

De Bont has previously directed "Speed", "Twister", "Speed 2: Cruise Control", "The Haunting", and Lara Croft "Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life".

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