FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“It’s kind of like ‘Jaws’ on steroids… The Meg is magnificent.”
Vince Mancini, Uproxx
Own it Early on Digital on October 30
4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD debut on November 13
Toronto, ON, October 2 – Go head-to-head with the largest prehistoric shark to ever exist when “The Meg” arrives on 4K UHD Combo Pack, 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD Special Edition and Digital. Jason Statham (“Spy,” “The Fate of the Furious,” “The Expendables” films) and award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Forbidden Kingdom,” “The Message”) star in the science fiction action thriller “The Meg,” directed by Jon Turteltaub (the “National Treasure” movies).
The main cast of “The Meg” includes Rainn Wilson (TV’s “The Office”), Ruby Rose (“John Wick: Chapter 2,” TV’s “Orange is the New Black”), Winston Chao (“Skiptrace,” “Kabali”), Page Kennedy (TV’s “Rush Hour”), Jessica McNamee (“Battle of the Sexes,” TV’s “Sirens”), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (“The BFG,” upcoming “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”), Robert Taylor (“Kong: Skull Island,” TV’s “Longmire”), Sophia Cai (“Somewhere Only We Know”), Masi Oka (TV’s “Hawaii Five-0,” TV’s “Heroes”) and Cliff Curtis (“The Dark Horse,” TV’s “Fear the Walking Dead”).
Turteltaub directed the film from a screenplay by Dean Georgaris and Jon and Erich Hoeber, based on the best-selling novel “MEG” by Steve Alten. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Belle Avery and Colin Wilson produced the film, with Gerald R. Molen, Wei Jang, Randy Greenberg, Catherine Xujun Ying, Chantal Nong and Barrie M. Osborne serving as executive producers.
Turteltaub’s behind-the-scenes team included Oscar-nominated director of photography Tom Stern (“Sully,” “American Sniper,” “The Hunger Games”), Oscar-winning production designer Grant Major (“The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy, “King Kong”), editor Steven Kemper (“The Last Stand,” “Mission: Impossible II”), editor Kelly Matsumoto (“Star Trek: Beyond,” “Fast and Furious 6”) and costume designer Amanda Neale (“Truth,” “Pete’s Dragon”). The music is composed by Harry Gregson-Williams (“The Martian,” the “Equalizer” films, the “Shrek” franchise).
Warner Bros. Pictures and Gravity Pictures present a di Bonaventura, Apelles Entertainment Inc., Maeday Productions, Inc. and Flagship Entertainment Group Production film by Jon Turteltaub, “The Meg.” The film will be distributed in China by Gravity Pictures and throughout the rest of the world by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “The Meg” will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “The Meg” will also feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theatre environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.
Fans can also own “The Meg” via purchase from digital retailers beginning October 30.
A deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, former deep-sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is drawn out of self-imposed exile by a visionary Chinese oceanographer, Dr. Zhang (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter, Suyin (Li Bingbing), who thinks she can rescue the crew on her own. But it will take their combined efforts to save the crew, and the ocean itself, from this seemingly unstoppable threat—a prehistoric 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. Thought to be extinct, the Meg turns out to be very much alive…and on the hunt.
Five years before, Jonas had encountered this same terrifying creature, but no one had believed him. Now, teamed with Suyin, Jonas must confront his fears and risk his own life to return to the ocean depths…bringing him face-to-face once more with the apex predator of all time.
BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
“The Meg” 4K UHD Combo Pack, 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Special Edition contain the following special features:
- Chomp On This: The Making Of The Meg
- Creating The Beast
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On October 30, “The Meg” will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including iTunes, PlayStation, Xbox and others. On November 13, “The Meg” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
*Digital movies or TV episodes allow fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favourite devices. Digital movies or TV episodes are included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. With digital, consumers are able to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through retail services. For more information on compatible devices and services go to wb.com/digitalmoviefaq. Consult a digital retailer for details and requirements and for a list of digital-compatible devices.
4K UHD Combo Pack $43.99
3D Blu-ray Combo Pack $43.99
Blu-ray Combo Pack $39.99
DVD Special Edition $31.98
4K, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: November 13
EST Street Date: October 30
DVD Languages: English, Canadian French, Latin Spanish
BD Languages: English, Canadian French, Latin Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Parisian French, Latin Spanish
BD Subtitles: English, Parisian French, Latin Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese
Running Time: 113 minutes
Rating: Rated 14A for violence, frightening scenes, and disturbing content
DVD: DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL [CC]
Blu-ray: DTS HD-MA
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.
For Product Information
Edelman Public Relations
Chris Kang, 323/761/6545
For Online Media Outlets
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Corey Kingston, 416/730/6247