We're Getting a 'The Meg' Sequel, Possible Theme Park in China

We’re Getting a ‘The Meg’ Sequel, Possible Theme Park in China

Posted by October 31, 2018 Comment

While perhaps not the best book-to-film adaptation this year, The Meg did well enough in theaters to get another bite. It would appear that a sequel is on the way, as well as a possible theme park. Because there’s no way that can POSSIBLY go wrong, right?

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During the US-China Entertainment Summit, Executive Producer Catherine Xujun Ying said a sequel to The Meg is “definitely the plan.” (Ying is also the VP of China Media Capital and CEO of its production company Gravity Pictures.) She continued, saying  “it’s still very early stages right now, but we’re working or starting to work on it. We’d like to keep it a secret at this time.”

Also, perhaps the more troubling bit of news, that plans for a full-on The Meg inspired theme park are currently in development for China. “Hopefully China will have the first Jurassic aquarium,” Ying quipped. This of course gives >this< writer pause, as a fan of the source material novels by Steve Alten, considering what happens to the TWO THEME PARKS MENTIONED IN THE SERIES.

The Meg director John Turteltaub joked about the film, saying “we were being laughed at by a lot of people for making this movie. Before it came out, the tracking was horrible. They were saying this is a huge mistake, Warner Brothers has blown it, China is done.” Jokes’ on them though, as the prehistoric shark film brought in $528 mil, making it the highest grossing Sino-American co-production thus far.

In anycase, we ARE looking forward to more The Meg. We’ll keep you updated on the status of this project.

(Last Updated October 31, 2018 10:55 am )

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Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



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