Horror specialist Eli Roth looks set to direct Meg, the tale of a gigantic prehistoric shark which has been in development for two decades, reports Variety.
Based on the 1997 New York Times bestseller Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten, the film centres on a female megalodon shark which emerges from the Mariana Trench to wreak havoc more than 2.6m years after it was thought to have become extinct.Not that I’m averse to any giant prehistoric monster movie, and the ‘Meg’ series is decent enough airport paperback fodder, but there’s a much, much better book that could have been optioned – Robin Brown’s ‘Megalodon!’.
I read this in my local library (remember them? Before Kindle?) and managed to get a copy on Amazon. It's a cracking read, with a much, much better plot than 'Meg'.
I'd have thought its sub-theme of 'Man is the worst monster' would have resonated well with modern movie audiences too.