Meg 2: The Trench (2023)
Director: Ben Wheatley Run Time: 116 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2023
Starring: Jason Statham, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Shuya Sophia Cai, Skyler Samuels, Wu Jing
Country: United States
About the film:
A larger-than-life thrill ride that supersizes the 2018 blockbuster and takes the action to higher heights and even greater depths.
Dive into uncharted waters with Jason Statham and global action icon Wu Jing as they lead a daring research team on an exploratory dive into the deepest depths of the ocean. Their voyage spirals into chaos when a malevolent mining operation threatens their mission and forces them into a high-stakes battle for survival. Pitted against colossal Megs and relentless environmental plunderers, our heroes must outrun, outsmart, and outswim their merciless predators in a pulse-pounding race against time.
The thrilling next chapter in the cinematic saga based on the novels by Steve Alten.
About the filmmaker:
Ben Wheatley is an acclaimed English director and screenwriter who cleverly incorporates comedy and satire into his genre films. Some of his notable works include Toronto International Film Festival favorites: the psychological horror film Kill List (2011), the comedy horror Sightseers (2012), the dystopian thriller High Rise (2015), and the hard-boiled 1970s-set Free Fire (2016). His debut feature Down Terrace (2009) won the Next Wave Awards for Best Feature and Best Screenplay at Fantastic Fest. His other films include the Karlovy Vary Special Jury Prize winner A Field in England (2013), the Coriolanus-inspired Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (2018), novel adaptation Rebecca (2020), and Sundance premiere In the Earth (2021).