Steve Alten's Deep Dive into The Meg & Meg 2: The Trench

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Steve Alten, the author of the famed Meg series, dives into the journey from the first conception of Megalodon, a prehistoric giant shark, to its evolution into a blockbuster hit and the anticipation of its sequel 'Meg 2: The Trench'.

Alten shares how the idea for Meg was born out of a fascination with the Mariana Trench and his childhood love for shark tales. The author recalls how he secured a movie deal for Meg before the book was even sold, underscoring the immense interest in the giant shark concept.

Interestingly, Alten reveals that he was not directly involved in the development of 'Meg 2: The Trench' but expresses confidence in the movie's production team. Moreover, Alten teases his new initiative, Meg Legacy, a collection of graphic novels and short stories that aim to breathe life into his expansive Meg universe.

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00:00:00 - The Inspiration behind "Meg the Novel of Deep Terror"
00:02:06 - The Meg Heads
00:03:49 - Creating a Super Novel or TV Show
00:06:24 - The Benefits of Natural Food and Pharmaceuticals
00:08:20 - Creating a TV show, animated show, and video games
00:10:47 - Unveiling the Truth about Loch Ness
00:12:14 - Discoveries in the Mariana Trench and Ancient Oceans
00:14:04 - From Coaching to Writing Books
00:15:38 - Legacy and Upcoming Movie


Get ready for the ultimate adrenaline rush this summer in “Meg 2: The Trench,” a literally larger-than-life thrill ride that supersizes the 2018 blockbuster and takes the action to higher heights and even greater depths with multiple massive Megs and so much more! Dive into uncharted waters with Jason Statham and global action icon Wu Jing as they lead a daring research team on an exploratory dive into the deepest depths of the ocean. Their voyage spirals into chaos when a malevolent mining operation threatens their mission and forces them into a high-stakes battle for survival. Pitted against colossal Megs and relentless environmental plunderers, our heroes must outrun, outsmart, and outswim their merciless predators in a pulse-pounding race against time. Immerse yourself in the most electrifying cinematic experience of the year with “Meg 2: The Trench” – where the depths of the ocean are matched only by the heights of sheer, unstoppable excitement!

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MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action/Adventure
Running Time: 116 minutes
Distributed By: Warner Bros.
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