The Meg’s VFX Breakdown Shows How the Megalodon Was Brought to Life


The Meg VFX Breakdown

The Meg’s VFX Breakdown Shows How the Megalodon was brought to life

Slash Film has a new featurette for the summer blockbuster The Meg reveals all the tricks that were used to recreate a long-extinct shark for the big screen. The unnarrated video peels back the layers of the CG prehistoric creature, showing just how much work went into creating the sea-dwelling monster — including making it to scale. You can check out the video in the post below!

In the film, a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep-sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew—and the ocean itself—from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below…bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time.

Related: The Meg Movie Review

John Turteltaub (National Treasure) directed the film from a screenplay by Dean Georgaris and Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber, based on the New York Times best-selling book by Steve Alten.