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“Meg” is the title of an unproduced screenplay, (seemingly a cross between “Jaws” & “Jurassic Park”) currently in development hell at New Line Cinema.

The “Meg” screenplay is based on the novel “Meg” by Steve Alten. (Alten has also written two “Meg” sequel novels and has a third in the pipeline.) New Line Cinema reportedly paid over $1.5 million to pull the film out of turnaround from Disney. The rights to the novel were first acquired by Disney in 1997 for approximately $1 million. “Meg” currently has no production company as announced in a recent newsletter from Steve Alten, where he states, “New Line Cinema has decided not to renew their holding rights, which expire in October [2007].” Shane Salerno has recently completed a new version of the “Meg” screenplay. Jan De Bont (“Speed” and “Twister”) is still attached as director of “Meg.”

If you’re curious, the plot of “Meg” is as follows:

On a top-secret dive into the Pacific Ocean’s deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face-to-face with the largest and most ferocious predator in the history of the animal kingdom. The sole survivor of the mission, Taylor is haunted by what he’s sure he saw but still can’t prove exists – Carcharodon megalodon, the massive mother of the great white shark. The average prehistoric “MEG” weighs in at twenty tons and could tear apart a Tyrannosaurus rex in seconds. Written off as a crackpot suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Taylor refuses to forget the depths that nearly cost him his life. With a Ph.D. in paleontology under his belt, Taylor spends years theorizing, lecturing, and writing about the possibility that “MEG” still feeds at the deepest levels of the sea. But it takes an old friend in need to get him to return to the water, and a hotshot female submarine pilot to dare him back into a high-tech miniature sub. Diving deeper than he ever has before, Taylor will face terror like he’s never imagined, and what he finds could turn the tides bloody red until the end of time. “MEG” is about to surface. When she does, nothing and no one is going to be safe, and Jonas must face his greatest fear once again.

Do stay tuned, as we are just as curious as you about “MEG”, and as to why any studio would spend money on poster art for a movie that may never surface from the sea!


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