I knew Hollywood was notorious for recycling old concepts, but the megalodon — having been thought extinct for almost two million years — really takes the cake. Sorry, but something about The Meg just seems to encourage making corny jokes like that, since it appears to be an old-school monster thriller featuring a cast of stars including Jason Statham, Ruby Rose, and Dwight from The Office fighting a massive shark along with several other huge undersea creatures. Here’s the first chunk of a surprisingly extensive plot synopsis from Warner Bros:
“In the film, a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside.”
You can catch a new trailer for The Meg, which is scored to the authentic recording of “Beyond the Sea” instead of one of those creepy slowed-down versions, below. The film comes out on August 10th, and in the meantime you can hit up its official site right here.