Jason Statham reveals that his sequel The Meg 2 will begin shooting next January with Ben Wheatley set to direct.

The Meg 2

Jason Statham confirmed that he will begin filming his creature feature sequel The Meg 2 in January 2022. The predecessor to the 2018 film, that saw Statham star as Jonas Taylor, a rescue diver who was recruited to help a group of scientists who are in the midst of dealing with megalodon shark. The original film also starred Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Page Kennedy, and Jessica McNamee.

While chatting with Collider to discuss his new action-thriller Wrath of Man, Statham opened up a bit about The Meg 2.Confirming the production start date for the film, noting the search for the right script played a role in the delay, Statham discussed working with Wheatley and the positivity he already has partnering with the writer/director.

“We’re gonna start shooting in January, if I get my dates right. Ben Wheatley is the director, I’m very excited to work with him. I’m thrilled to get going, it’s been a while. We’ve been waiting around for the right scripts to come in and the right director to turn up, and we’ve got all those things and they’re all stacked up now.”

I’m thrilled to get going, it’s been a while. We’ve been waiting around for the right scripts to come in and the right director to turn up, and we’ve got all those things and they’re all stacked up now. [Wheatley’s] great. We have a great shorthand already. We’ve got similar taste. I like his movies, I think he’s a brilliant director. I think we’ve got a good shot at making something good.

Talking about Wheatley he said:

“Yeah [Wheatley’s] great. We have a great shorthand already. We’ve got similar taste. I like his movies, I think he’s a brilliant director. I think we’ve got a good shot at making something good.”

The original film was also a film that took a while to get off the ground and make it’s way to theaters, so it is no surprise to see the sequel hit a few bumps on the way to production, but it will eventually arrive and it should be BIG.

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