The Meg, Hollywood’s latest shark tale, is opening wide this week in anticipation of summer audiences in the mood for a scare.
The plot of the movie is very interesting as it proposes that the extinct Megalodon somehow survived extinction and follows its subsequent encounter with humanity. The gory shark horror thriller is directed by Jon Turteltaub.
The film based on the book-“Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror” by Steve Alten, is produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Colin Wilson and Belle Avery.
The 2018 adaptation stars British action film star Jason Statham. It also stars Hollywood A-listers, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao and Cliff Curtis.
Although the film has gotten most movie lovers excited and left cinema goers wetting their pants, we question how much we really know about the giant predator? Where can the lines between facts and fiction be drawn?
Below are five (5) blood cuddling facts about “the Meg”.
- Scientist assures us that the creature went extinct 2.6 million years ago.
- They also claim that the Megalodon’s teeth are a common fossil and the have been found on beaches worldwide.
- According to researchers, the Megalodon was 30 feet in length- far larger than the biggest sharks in modern times- the great white of 23 feet.
- Perhaps the most scariest fact is that it’s primary diet consisted of whales.
- Scientists discovered like it preferred to raise its kids in nurseries.