Last night I finished reading Steve Alten’s much acclaimed novel Meg; which centres around the re-emergence of a pre-historic Megalodon into the modern day.
For anyone who hasn’t read it and wants some great escapism, I recommend it. I did notice as you will see on the picture above it’s tagline of ‘soon to be a major motion picture’.
This is no Jaws by any stretch of the imagination, Meg swims with its own two pectoral fins and creates a fresh new story of greed, wonder and ultimately terror.
So it got me thinking who I would like to play the main characters if the film ever saw the light of day; this is time I suppose with CG at its best and monster movies set to be big again if Godzilla smashes up the Box Office this summer.
Here’s the character with their chosen actor/actress:
Jonas Taylor – A man who has seen things men shouldn’t have and is haunted by them. Consumed by his work, he is convinced the Megalodon could live today; could he be right?
Played by: Chris Pine – can do brooding and tormented soul but also can excel as the hero of the piece.
Masao Tanaka – an ambitious man who wants to create a lasting legacy which would manifest itself as an ocean lagoon where a 60 foot pre-historic shark may want to stay?
Played by: Ray Sahatepy – played the infamous villain in The Raid but can turn it on to manipulate Jonas to become a pawn in his game to cement his legacy.
Terry Tanaka – daughter of Masao who is desperate to show what she can do in the water, but also has a soft spot for vulnerable Jonas.
Played by: Zhang Zinan Ziyi – can do sassy but also tough mentally and physically which will be required in this story.
Maggie Taylor – estranged wife of Jonas and fame hungry bitch who will step on anyone with her high heels to get to the top.
Played by: Lena Headey – well known now as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones, she will manipulate Jonas, resent him and then gladly throw herself at him when she believes he was right all along.
So what do you think? Agree? Disagree? Comment below and let me know.
If you’d like to know more about the Meg book series check out Steve Alten’s Facebook page here