News and Announcements from Bestselling Author Steve Alten
Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, who appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past, has joined Jason Statham in Meg, the creature feature being made by Warner Bros. and Chinese company Gravity Pictures.At the same time, Warner Bros. has set a March 2, 2018, release date for the...read more
Just when you thought your day couldn't get any better. Jason Statham is *this close* to signing up for a movie that will pit the action star supreme against his most menacing opponent yet: a prehistoric shark.After decades in development Meg looks to be moving...read more
Everyone loves a killer shark movie, from serious thrillers like Jaws, to goofy (but financially successful) b-movies like the Sharknado series. One film that has been in development for a very long time is the adaptation of MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror by author Steve Alten.
The film has had its ups and downs over the course of a number of years, but it has finally found its star with Fast and Furious’ Jason Statham, according to Variety. While the report doesn’t confirm his character, Statham will play protagonist Jonas Taylor, who is a deep sea diver and paleontologist. Alten says he’s signed.read more
The Jon Turbeltaub-directed movie Meg has a big shark, and now it has a big star. Jason Statham is in negotiations to star in the adaptation of the novel of the same name that Warner Bros is moving forward with in conjunction with China-based Gravity. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing along with Belle Avery and Colin Wilson.read more
In case you missed the exciting announcement, Jonas Taylor will be played by actor Jason Statham, star of the Transporter series, SPY, and a long list of action movies. I’m incredibly thrilled by the selection; Jason exudes the perfect mix of brawn and brains, as well as wit. He’s also an experienced diver.
So let’s see, our director, Jon Turtletaub’s initials are J.T., and the letters in Jason’s name also spell Jonas. We call this a good omen.
Check out some of the articles – ignore the “negotiation” he’s signed!
Jason Statham will star in the Warner Bros. shark action movie “Meg,” sources confirmed to Variety. “National Treasure” director Jon Turteltaub is helming. Dean Georgaris is writing the screenplay based on Steve Alten’s novel “Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror.” Belle Avery...read more
Last Saturday, I attended Shabbat Services for the first time in about four months. At our temple, the men all dress in white and sit on one side, the women on the other. Most of us cover our heads with baseball caps instead of yarmulkes which are prone to falling off, and I was wearing my white Philadelphia Eagles baseball cap.
My friends were glad to see me, but spotting the Eagles cap instantly made me a target.
“Steve, you live in South Florida now, how can you still root for these bums? The Eagles have never won anything!”read more