JAN DE BONT
TAPPED FOR SHARK THRILLER
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[ October 5th 2004 ]
magic arm to Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle
Of Life director Jan de Bont has been tapped to
helm the big screen adaptation of Steve Alten's
shark thriller MEG, according to movie magazine
Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin - who both produced
the Tomb Raider motion pictures, are also on board.
to MEG's author: "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.
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.
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."