A lot of key expertise from the primary film is anticipated to return, together with Jason Statham, who is alleged to be creatively concerned. Jon and Erich Hoeber wrote the latest draft working off an preliminary draft by Dean Georgaris (all three labored shared credit score on the intial outting). Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Belle Avery are again as producers.
Meg starred as Statham as a shark knowledgeable who fights tooth and nail in opposition to a large prehistoric shark known as a megalodon. Jon Turteltaub, identified for the Nationwide Treasure motion pictures, directed the film which proved to be a worldwide hit, chomping its method to $530.three million globally. The film, which tailored the novel by Steve Alten, was a Chinese language co-production and noticed Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson and Ruby Rose spherical out the solid.
Catherine Ying, Li Ruigang, E Bennett Walsh, Gerald Molen and Randy Greenberg are exec producing.
Wheatley is a British filmmaker with a penchant for the darkish and satirically-skewed. He has racked up awards for his horror and crime motion pictures similar to Sightseers and Kill Checklist, with every directorial outing working its method up the budgetary and appearing ranks. He generated buzz for the 2015 dystopian thriller Excessive Rise, which starred Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Irons and adopted that up with motion comedy Free Fireplace which starred Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy and Armie Hammer. Wheatley reteamed with the latter for Rebecca, which additionally stars Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas, and is one in all Netflix’s large motion pictures of the autumn season.
Wheatley is repped by WME and Impartial Expertise Group.