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Official Trailer Released For ‘Meg 2: The Trench’

The highly-anticipated trailer for Meg 2: The Trench has finally surfaced, and it’s making waves (haha) across the internet. The sequel to the 2018 hit film The Meg is set to release on August 4, 2023, and from the looks of the trailer, it promises to be a bigger and more intense ride.

Directed by Ben Wheatley (In the Earth, Free Fire) and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura (The Meg, Bumblebee) and Belle Avery (The Meg, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead), Meg 2: The Trench takes the action to new heights and depths. It follows a team of researchers led by Jason Statham and Wu Jing as they embark on an exploratory journey into the ocean’s deepest depths. Their mission takes a dangerous turn when they face off against massive prehistoric sharks.

The trailer, which runs for three minutes, is filled with underwater spine-tingling horror. It starts with The Meg tearing apart a T-Rex and only gets more intense from there. Fans of the original movie will be pleased to see the return of Sophia Cai, Page Kennedy, and Cliff Curtis, alongside new cast members Sergio Peris-Mencheta and Skyler Samuels.

The screenplay is written by Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber (The Meg, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts) and Dean Georgaris (The Meg, Lara Croft: Toom Raider – The Cradle of Life), based on the novel The Trench by Steve Alten. The film is executive produced by Jason Statham, Cate Adams, Ruigang Li, Catherine Xujun Ying, Wu Jing, E. Bennett Walsh, Erik Howsam, Gerald R. Molen, and Randy Greenberg.

The original film, directed by Jon Turteltaub, was also based on Steve Alten‘s Meg novels and grossed over $500 million at the worldwide box office. The sequel, Meg 2: The Trench, looks set to surpass the original with its bigger budget and even more jaw-dropping action. Fans of shark attack movies and thrill-seekers alike won’t want to miss this summer blockbuster.

Check out the trailer below and let us know whether or not you are excited!

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Eva van den Bosch Head Editor, Photographer
Eva van den Bosch combines concert photography with a prominent editorial role at Strife Mag.