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THE MEG sequel finds its director in Kill List’s Ben Wheatley

Warner Bros. has tapped Kill List director BEN WHEATLEY to helm the sequel to 2018’s THE MEG.



The Meg (Warner Bros. Puictures)

One of 2018’s surprise blockbuster hits was Warner Bros. The Meg. The film, starring Jason Statham and Ruby Rose, grossed a huge $530m worldwide based off a modest $130m budget. Now, it seems Warner Bros. is looking to get back in to the water.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has tapped Kill List director Ben Wheatley to headline a currently-in-development sequel. Wheatley is no stranger to working with WB, he’s currently preparing to shoot the sequel to 2018’s Tomb Raider with Alicia Vikander.

In case you missed out on the action the first time around, watch the trailer for The Meg below:

Very little is known about the sequel at this stage though Statham is expected to return. The first film’s writers, Jon and Erich Hoeber and Dean Georgaris, are all returning to work on the sequel’s script.

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