Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, on Monday night, the first trailer for the upcoming Warner Bros. thriller The Meg premiered unleashing its monstrous-sized megalodon on its viewers.
The film stars Jason Statham and is about a prehistoric, massively-sized species of shark, once believed to be extinct, which is now terrorizing anyone who gets within paddling distance of it.
Now, if you’re even remotely into film, the first movie you probably think of when you hear the word “shark” is undoubtedly Steven Spielberg’s Jaws. The creators of The Meg are well aware of this and even decided to give the iconic Spielberg film a nod with it’s latest released artwork.
The truly striking poster below is an homage to the 1975 Jaws movie poster only this time, there’s something bigger and scarier swimming in the ocean depths. The Meg stars Jason Statham, Ruby Rose, Cliff Curtis and Rainn Wilson.
Check out the new poster and film synopsis below as well the original Jaws poster for comparison.
The Meg will sink its teeth into theaters on August 10, 2018.
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