Don’t miss the awesome on-set video in this making-of about Meg 2: The Trench.
Meg 2: The Trench (titled Shark 2 in some territories) is a 2023 science fiction action film directed by Ben Wheatley from a screenplay by Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber, and Dean Georgaris, based on the 1999 novel The Trench by Steve Alten. It serves as the sequel to The Meg (2018). The film stars Jason Statham, Wu Jing, Sophia Cai, Page Kennedy, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Skyler Samuels, and Cliff Curtis. Like the previous film, it follows a group of scientists who must outrun and outswim the titular megalodons when a malevolent mining operation threatens their mission and forces them into a high-stakes battle for survival.
Plans for the sequel were announced to be in early development in October 2018 after the box-office success of the first film. Wheatley replaced Jon Turteltaub as director, with the script being written by returning writers Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, and Erich Hoeber. Principal photography began in February 2022 and lasted until May, occurring in various locations in Asia and Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, in Watford, Hertfordshire, England.
Meg 2: The Trench had its premiere at the Shanghai International Film Festival on June 9, 2023, and was released in the United States on August 4, by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film received mixed reviews from critics, but was a box office success, grossing $395 million worldwide.
The VFX are made by:
DNEG – VFX Supervisor: David Lee
Scanline VFX – VFX Supervisors: Sue Rowe, Sebastian Becker and Roland Langschwert
Milk VFX – VFX Supervisor: Neil Roche
The Production VFX Supervisor is Pete Bebb and the Production VFX Producer is Gavin Round.
Director: Ben Wheatley
Release Date: August 4, 2023 – USA