The Meg is a 2018 science fiction thriller film directed by Jon Turteltaub with a screenplay by Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, and Erich Hoeber, loosely based on the 1997 book Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten. The film stars Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, and Cliff Curtis, and follows a group of scientists who encounter a 75-foot-long (23 m) megalodon shark while on a rescue mission at the floor of the Pacific Ocean.
Disney originally purchased the film rights to the book in the 1990s, but after several years in development hell, the rights landed at Warner Bros. Turteltaub and much of the cast joined by September 2016, and filming began the following month in New Zealand and ended in Sanya City of China in January 2017.
An American-Chinese co-production, The Meg was released in both countries on August 10, 2018, in RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema, IMAX & IMAX 3D. It has grossed over $151 million worldwide and received mixed reviews from critics.