Nearly 20 years in the making, the world is finally going to see a big screen adaptation of the killer shark tome Meg. Hostel helmer Eli Roth is currently in negotiations to direct the film for Warner Brothers. Roth is on a bit of a shark kick as of late. He will also be hosting Shark After Dark on Shark Week for The Discovery Channel.
I am excited to see what Roth can do with the killer shark concept. There haven’t been an overwhelming number of great shark flick since Jaws. So, hopefully Eli Roth can deliver a noteworthy outing.
Dean Georgaris will adapt the screenplay from the tome Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten. The book follows the exploits of two men that band together to deal with a killer shark that is responsible for much carnage on the coast of California.
The project was in development at Disney in 1997 but fell through when Deep Blue Sea failed to deliver noteworthy box office returns. No word on precisely when the project will head into production or a targeted release date but if all goes according to plan, I speculate we may see a late 2016 or early 2017 release.
Stay tuned to the site in the coming months for more on this upcoming project as details roll in!