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Warner Bros to bring Steve Alten’s giant shark tale, Meg, to big screen

June 4th, 2015 by Dave Bowling Comments


Since it was published in 1997, the rights to Steve Altern’s novel Meg have been locked in development hell.

The story of diver and paleontologist Jonas Taylor’s encounter with a long-thought-extinct giant Megalodon shark, several writers have worked on treatments of Meg over the years.

Dean Georgaris (Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life) has provided the most recent script and reports are that Warner Bros are moving forward with production.

Hopefully this will be a much more professional production than any of the Asylum shark movies screened on SyFy. Or Shark Night 3D. Because Shark Night 3D is the worst film I have ever seen. And I’ve seen Dragonball Evolution…


Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...