Steve Alten, the original author of the giant prehistoric shark novel “MEG,” has confirmed that the first trailer for the long in the works film adaptation of his novel is about ready for launch.
Posting on Facebook, writer Steve Alten confirms that not one but two trailers are complete for the film which stars Jason Statham and explains why we haven’t seen anything yet as the film is due out in just four months:
“I’ve actually seen the two trailers and they are excellent. The powers-that-be decided it would be best to delay their launch from late March until April. The reason has to do with analytics and if the viewing audience sees a trailer too early and then the movie comes out much later, they are left with a false impression that the movie had already been out.
What is important is that the trailers are finished and they WILL come out in April…. Also debuting in April will be the movie poster. I’ve seen the mock-up and I really like it. It features an angle of the MEG that has never appeared on one of my MEG covers.”
Jon Turteltaub helms the Warner Brothers film about a former Naval captain and expert diver recruited to undertake a deep-sea mission to rescue Chinese scientists under attack from a terrifying threat: a Carcharodon Megalodon. Fan Bingbing, Rainn Wilson and Ruby Rose co-star.
A good bet for their debut will be next week with giant creature feature “Rampage” – the subject matter and tone is fitting and it is also a Warners film. “The Meg” is slated to open in cinemas in August.