Monday, April 11, 2005

MEG is a GO!

One of my favorite authors, Steve Alten, has been trying for years to get his debut novel Meg made into a motion picture and now it seems his perseverence has finally paid off. New Line has completed the option for the movie and it will have Jan De Bont (Twister, Speed) directing. What's really exciting is that Hellboy's Guillermo del Toro is on board to co-produce and everything he has a hand in turns out to be a good quality project. Meg is about a giant, long-thought extinct ancestor to the great white, and the terror it spreads as it finds a way to the surface after living in the Mariana Trench and the adventurer who makes the discovery. The book is outstanding, along with it's sequels: The Trench and Meg: Primal Waters (reviewed earlier on the site.) Currently, the studio is planning a July 4th, 2006 opening. Get ready to fear the ocean again.

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