In the latest round of casting news for the big screen adaptation of Steve Alten’s MEG, we have learned that actress Li Bingbing (above) will be replacing Fan Bingbing (no relation) in the upcoming feature film adaptation of Steve Alten’s MEG. The actress will appear opposite Jason Statham in the giant shark tale. Fan Bingbing departed the project due to scheduling conflicts.
Here’s what we know about the project so far: At one point, Eli Roth was attached to helm the project, but as we previously reported, National Treasure director Jon Turteltaub has been announced as Roth’s replacement.
Turteltaub is set to direct from a script penned by Belle Avery and Dean Georgaris. Steve Alten’s novel tells the story of two men that band together to face a Megalodon, a creature thought to be long extinct, that surfaces in modern day and wreaks unspeakable havoc everywhere it goes.
Warner Brothers has now set a release date of March 2, 2018. So, after decades of attempting to get this feature before cameras, it is finally going to happen. Stay tuned to the site in the coming months for more on this upcoming project as details roll in!
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