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The Meg to Get a Franchise

Well this should come as a shock to no one but the Jason Statham shark punching opus The Meg is in the early stages of getting a sequel. Considering there are several books in the series then this is a no-brainer but I don’t think anyone predicted it would be as big a hit as it has been.

Variety states that “Producers of this summer’s monster U.S.-China co-production “The Meg” are expecting a sequel to the shark blockbuster to emerge from the deep, they said Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Launching another installment to the thriller is “definitely the plan,” “The Meg’s” executive producer Catherine Xujun Ying told attendees of the US-China Entertainment Summit at the Skirball Center.

“It’s still very early stages right now, but we’re working or starting to work on it. We’d like to keep it a secret at this time,” she said. Ying is also VP of China Media Capital and CEO of its production company Gravity Pictures.

“The Meg” is now the highest grossing Sino-American co-production in history, hauling in $528 million as of last weekend.”


Source: Variety