The Meg Writer On Where The Inevitable Sequel Could Go

Jason Statham’s shark movie, The Meg, has pretty much exceeded many expectations in terms of its box-office haul. Given how much time it spent in post-production (two years!), I thought the studio was pretty much going to bury this one and take whatever loss it incurred. That ended up not being the case, however, as the movie has broken $410 million worldwide.

While this may not be amazing when compared to the likes of Marvel Studios, it’s pretty amazing for a brand-new film IP. Given how well it’s done, I’d be shocked if the studio wasn’t already discussing ways to continue the film franchise. Well, as it turns out, the film is based on the book series of the same name, and as one might guess, its author Steve Alten, thinks they won’t be wanting for any ideas so long as they stick to the books:

“The thing about the book series is, I just finished book 6, Meg: Generation, and each book ups the ante a little bit more. So if the producers, and [producer] Belle Avery especially I know she will follow the sequels. If they follow the sequels then they won’t have to reinvent the wheel. Because it takes it to new places and introduces new monsters. A lot of people like dinosaurs, and I did, too, growing up. But the sea creature monsters and dinosaurs are much more fearsome than the land creatures. There’s the T-Rex, but that is pretty much all you really have on the land. In the ocean you have some amazing sea creatures, and I’d love to see them all brought back to life.”

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I personally haven’t read these books, and honestly didn’t even know they existed until relatively recently. This does make me want to crack open one of those volumes and see just how much inspiration they took from the source material. But can a goofy shark series like this actually survive? That remains to be seen.

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