The soon to be blockbuster, The Meg
, opens today in theaters nationwide. The film is based on the novel Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror
, written by Steve Alten, over twenty years ago. The story follows Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham), a paleontologist and marine biologist who was working in the Mariana Trench on a top-secret dive when he came face to face with a 70-foot prehistoric shark, the Carcharodon Megladon. His claims were dismissed and his career ruined, until seven years later he must confront his past to save the crew of a deep-sea submersible.
Alten recently talked to SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about Meg
and his subsequent novels in the series, as well as the upcoming film.