An adaptation of Steve Alten's 1997 book has been in the works for almost 20 years, with various directors attached at different studios and millions of dollars already spent on development.
The book is about a massive Megalodon - a prehistoric shark ancestor which could grow to 20 metres in length - which has somehow survived to the present day, and the man who is obsessed with tracking it down.
Well that fella is now due to be played by Jason Statham, a US Navy diver turned paleontologist who has a complicated history with the beast. He's going to team up with a Chinese scientist in the film (played by Fan Bingbing) on a dangerous mission. Here's the plot synopsis from The Hollywood Reporter:
It sounds like the good kind of silly, especially with Statham playing some emotional stuff and pretending to be afraid of a really big fish. The show will now be primarily set in China - to avail of some extra money - and is now being directed by Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure).
Meg has been set for release in March 2018.