WATCH: 7 mega fun facts about The Meg

Jason Statham in The Meg. (Photo: Supplied by Warner Bros.)
Jason Statham in The Meg. (Photo: Supplied by Warner Bros.)

Cape Town – Move over Jaws, Deep Blue Sea and every other epic shark movie you can think of – there’s a new shark in town.

A pulse-pounding thrill ride that combines action and humour into pure movie-going fun, The Meg sees action superstar Jason Statham come face-to-face with the biggest and most dangerous underwater predator the world has ever seen – a 23-metre-long prehistoric shark called The Megalodon.

And in case you’re wondering: While the Megalodon species depicted in the film has been extinct for millions of years, it did exist and could very well still be lurking in the deepest darkest depths of the ocean.

So, how did director Jon Turteltaub bring the monstrous creature back to life?


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