One of the surprise sleeper hits of this past summer was giant shark film The Meg starring Jason Statham and Ruby Rose. After opening in August, the film went on to become the highest earning Chinese-American co-production of all time earning $528 million at the global box office, surpassing Kung Fu Panda 3 which previously set the record at $521 million in 2016 with its worldwide box office totals.
With that level of success, executive producer and vice president of China Media Capital Catherine Xujun Ying confirmed a sequel is in early development as well as plans to expand the franchise into theme park attractions in China.
"It’s still very early stages right now, but we’re working or starting to work on it," revealed Ying in an interview with Variety. "We’d like to keep it a secret at this time."
While details on the sequel and the proposed theme park attractions are still being kept under wraps, a rematch between Jason Statham and prehistoric, undersea monsters is definitely in the works.
Director Jon Turteltaub’s The Meg stars Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Masi Oka, Cliff Curtis, Page Kennedy, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, and Rainn Wilson. It is scheduled to be released on digital HD on October 30 and on Blu-ray and DVD on November 13.