So we all know the big craze in movies right now. Making a movie of a young adult book, and we get the usual Twilight, Hunger Games, Divergent, Maze Runner, you get the idea. (FYI I actually really liked The Hunger Games, and the Maze Runner, movies).
Recently i heard Warner Brothers was making a movie of my favorite book Meg: a novel of deep terror.
Meg, not to be confused with Meg Griffin from Family Guy, is a sci fi horror novel, that fallows a scientist named Jonas Taylor who travels to the bottom of mariana trench (the deepest trench in the ocean). There he discovers, A GIANT FREAKING SHARK!!!!! called a megalodon, long thought to be extinct. And the megalodon gets free from the trench, and begins to terrorize the surface world.
Meg is not your average young adult book, heck I'm not even sure if I would call it a young adult book. I mean The Hunger Games can be a bit graphic sometimes, but Meg makes The Hunger Games look like Captain Underpants, or Goosebumps. Meg is a book full of blood, cursing, and even a bit of nudity. Another thing that makes Meg different from other young adult books, is that the main character (Jonas Taylor) is a middle aged man, instead of a teenager, like most young adult books focus on. And the closest thing to a love triangle Meg has, is that Jonas's wife cheats on him, but spoiler alert, she gets bit in half by the megalodon(I kinda hope she's played by the girl from Gone Girl).
Meg is a franchise that can not be treated like The Hunger Games, Divergent, Maze Runner, or Twilight. So who do they get to direct the film, someone who is perhaps as far from these titles as humanly possible, they get Eli Roth, the guy behind Hostel.
Yes the guy who made the extremely violent R rated horror film Hostel, is going to make a movie out of the book Meg. so naturally my response was, well this.
The Meg movie, is not going to be your average young adult, tween romance, story like Twilight. Meg is going to be a lot more like piranha 3d (a film which I think is very underrated) Meg is likely going to be a very hard core R rated movie, and I couldn't be more excited.