Meg killer shark film fails
Meg, the story about the giant prehistoric killer shark looks like it has been passed over at New Line and that means the current incarnation is dead. However, the author of Meg seems to be quite happy about this and means that the rights return to him in October.
He has announced that he's working hard from now on to try and get the film made at another studio, one that will treat the story with much more respect than it seems to have received at New Line.
"The key execs at New Line always treated MEG like an unwanted stepchild, and now, with my option set to expire in October, the[y] decided NOT to proceed. In a way this is actually GOOD news. The MEG movie WILL HAPPEN and it is better to wait and do it right with the right team than accept mediocrity...
...No bad feelings let's just move on and work with the right studio that ACTUALLY WANTS TO MAKE A GREAT MOVIE AND OWN A BILLION DOLLAR FRANCHISE.
Well I'm sure the novel has done well for him and he really does believe in his work, but I can't see any shark story taking over from Jaws, and I really can't see a fantastic, bug budget franchise coming out of a giant prehistoric killer shark that roams the modern day seas.
Maybe I'm missing something here, but I just don't see the appeal. Maybe New Line have made the right decision. It'll be interesting to see where this project goes now, and if Jan de Bont remains attached as director.