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Eli Roth to direct giant shark thriller Meg

June 17th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Remember last week we reported that the giant shark novel Meg was getting a big screen adaptation (here)? Well, it looks like Hostel director Eli Roth is the man for the gig according to Variety.

The book by Steve Altern “revolves around two men who band together to neutralize an ancient shark that’s threatening the California coast. The Megaladon, considered one of the largest and most powerful predators in history, can reach a maximum length of 60 feet. This time around the shark will be terrorizing the coast of China rather than California — a change that helped in bringing on Gravity Pictures as a co-financier. Andrew Fischel and Cate Adams will oversee development for Warner Bros.”

It’s been in development for almost 20 years so hopefully Roth can deliver the expectation and terror that should come with such a tale… we’ll be honest, the image above gives us nightmares already.

It is speculated that the success of Jurassic World is playing no small part in this movie being hurried into production.

We’ll keep you posted…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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