Eli Roth to direct shark thriller ‘Meg’

Los Angeles, June 17 (IANS) Director Eli Roth will reportedly direct the film adaptation of “Meg”, which is about a giant, prehistoric shark, for Warner Bros.

According to sources, Roth is in talks to direct the film. Belle Avery will produce through her banner Atelles Entertainment, and Colin Wilson is producing the movie through Maedey Productions from a screenplay by Dean Georgaris based on the Steve Alten novel, reports variety.com.

Gravity Pictures will co-finance and distribute the film in China.

The book revolves around two men who band together to neutralise an ancient shark that’s threatening the California coast. In the film, the shark will be terrorising the coast of China rather than California. Andrew Fischel and Cate Adams will oversee development for Warner Bros.

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