Los Angeles, Oct 24: Filmmaker Ben Wheatley will be directing the sequel to shark thriller “The Meg”. The 2018 movie, helmed by Jon Turteltaub, featured British star Jason Statham as a shark expert who fights tooth and nail against a giant prehistoric shark called a megalodon. ‘Free Fire’ Director Ben Wheatley Locked in For Tomb Raider Sequel.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jon and Erich Hoeber wrote the most recent draft of the film’s screenplay. Statham and other cast members — Li Bingbing and Ruby Rose — are expected to return for the sequel.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Belle Avery will produce the feature, which hails from Warner Bros. Catherine Ying, Li Ruigang, E. Bennett Walsh, Gerald Molen and Randy Greenberg will serve as executive producers.
Wheatley is known for making movies such as “High Rise” and “Free Fire”. He most recently directed Netflix’s “Rebecca”, starring Armie Hammer, Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas.
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