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Chinese Action Star Wu Jing Joins The Meg 2: The Trench

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Chinese action star Wu Jing has reportedly agreed to join Jason Statham in The Meg 2: The Trench produced by Warner Bros. Pictures. Wu will also be accompanied by Sienna Guillory, Skyler Samuels, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, whose involvement was recently announced. Sadly, Variety also reported that Li Bingbing, another popular star from China who co-starred in the first film, will not be returning for the sequel.

Wu Jin himself is a former martial artist turned actor-director, who has appeared in a number of popular Chinese action films such as Wolf Warrior, Wolf Warrior II, and The Wandering Earth. his latest films, The Battle at Lake Changjin and The Battle at Lake Changjin II has a combined gross of over $1.4 billion at the Chinese box office. Wu makes her American film debut in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Although his name may not be well known to most American audiences, his name pinned to The Meg 2: The Trench will definitely get a lot of spotlight when the film is shown in China.

While the first film was directed by Jon Turteltaub, who previously directed fan-favorite films such as the National Treasure and Cool Runnings series, the directing seat for the sequels has gone to Ben Wheatley, who is known for directing films such as Free Fire and Rebecca. First film scriptwriters Dean Georgaris, Erich Hoeber, and Jon Hoeber and Steve Alten, who wrote the novel adapted by The Meg also re-involved.

The film will once again be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Belle Avery, alongside Catherine Ying, Li Ruigang, E. Bennett. Walsh, Gerald Molen and Randy Greenberg. Details about the sequel have not been revealed for a while, but there’s no doubt about it The Meg 2: The Trench will recount the return of a prehistoric shark more ferocious than ever.

late summer 2018, The Meg managed to dominate the box office charts by grossing $530 million globally, a figure that surprised many box office analysts at the time. A sequel was immediately proposed at the time, but it was only a few months ago that official news about the sequel was heard.

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