Casting Call: Meg

In which we suggest who should star in the next big adaptation, remake, or historical film.

In the throes of Jurassic World and the 40h anniversary of Jaws, it is easy to forgotten that apex predators existed before—and will continue to exist beyond—the year 2015. Actor-director Eli Roth—aka the man behind Hostel or the Bear Jew from Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, depending on your audience—recently signed on to helm a filmic adaptation of the pulp sci-fi novel Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror. On a mission to the Marianas Trench, the book’s hero Jonas Taylor discovers the species of massive, prehistoric ocean-dwelling carnivore known as the megalodon did not perish 16 million years ago; it continued to thrive in the depths of the sea. Still, Taylor is the only survivor of his mission. The submarine journey ravages him with post-traumatic stress disorder, prompting those around him to dismiss him as a tortured victim.

But Meg, a female megalodon now awakened from centuries of dormancy, won’t stay put for long, and it’s up to Taylor to save the day as any good shark-horror-action-flick-hero would do. Aside from Roth’s involvement, the team is still under wraps, so we’ve proposed a few casting choices to bring Meg to life.

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