The Meg star Jason Statham has indicated that the accomplishment of halfway New Zealand-shot activity repulsiveness one month from now could start a progression of motion pictures.
The 50-year-old British star, who alongside co-stars Ruby Rose, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson and New Zealand’s own particular Cliff Curtis, spent the most recent couple of long stretches of 2016 shooting the motion picture in and around Auckland, revealed to Entertainment Weekly (EW) that on the off chance that it inspires an emotional response with gatherings of people they could all be back for additional.
I think it’s like anything in this day and age – if it makes money, there’s obviously an appetite to make more money, Statham said.
And if it doesn’t do well, they’ll soon sweep it under the carpet. But that’s the way Hollywood works. Everyone tries to make a good film, and it lies in the hands of the audience. People are the ultimate decider; the audience is the decider of whether anything gets to be a sequel or not.
Directed by Jon Turteltaub (Cool Runnings, National Treasure), The Meg depends on Steve Alten’s 1997 book Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, which is really the first in a progression of Meg stories. Statham plays Jonas Taylor, a jumper who comes up against a Megalodon (a mammoth ancient shark), which his assaulted and debilitated a Pacific Ocean remote oceans submersible.
He gets brought in to save the crew at the bottom of the ocean that’s confronted with this 75-foot shark, Statham told EW. Taylor encountered this shark many years ago, but everyone thought he was crazy. Turns out, everybody was wrong!
New Zealand audiences will get a chance to help decide the fate of any Meg sequels when the movie opens here on August 16.