Sunday, 13 April 2008

Never a sure thing

I remember when Steve Alten's bestseller Meg was released in 1997, swiftly followed by the trade announcement that a film version would soon be with us. It seemed like a no-brainer. A movie about a Carcharodon megalodon, a 80-foot, 70,000-pound prehistoric shark. I was there. But Meg, like so many before and since, failed to make it out of the murky waters of script development, despite the best efforts of Jan De Bont and Guillermo Del Toro. According to this article in the LA Times, Hellboy 2 producers Lloyd Levin and Larry Gordon now have the rights. And since they have a history off pulling off the impossible, Meg might finally chomp its way into cinemas.


Gerard said...

Holy crap, how have I never heard of this book? A giant shark, dinosaurs...!

eBay, here I come!

Mark Salisbury said...

Get thyself to ebay forthwith and start bidding.