THE MEG Sequel Finds Its Director In KILL LIST And REBECCA Filmmaker Ben Wheatley
Yes, we're getting a sequel to The Meg from the director of A Field in England. Warner Bros. has enlisted none other than Ben Wheatley to helm the follow-up to 2018's prehistoric shark flick...
If you were surprised by Ben Wheatley's decision to take the helm of the upcoming Tomb Raider sequel, wait until you hear what he's lined up as his next project.
According to THR, Warner Bros. has enlisted the acclaimed British filmmaker to direct The Meg 2; a direct sequel to 2018's very silly, but very successful, giant shark movie.
Jason Statham is expected to reprise the role of rescue diver/prehistoric fish killer Jonas Taylor, but there's no word on whether fellow surviving Mana One crew members Li Bingbing, Cliff Curtis and Ruby Rose will be joining him.
The first movie's writing team (yes, it was a group effort) of Jon and Erich Hoeber and Dean Georgaris will work on the script.
Wheatley is best known for disturbing/surreal movies such as Kill List and High Rise, but the director did take a step closer to more mainstream fare with action flick Free Fire, and signed on to helm the sequel to 2018's Tomb Raider reboot last year. His remake of Rebecca is currently streaming on Netflix.
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