Man vs shark

Ja­son Statham finds him­self in an epic un­der­wa­ter smack­down in The Meg


In The Fast and the Fu­ri­ous movies Ja­son Statham took on The Rock – twice! – and sur­vived, so we imag­ine his show­down with a pre­his­toric shark roughly the size of a six-storey build­ing will only be slightly harder.

In his new movie, The Meg, The Stath plays Jonas Tay­lor, a res­cue diver dis­patched to help the crew of a deep-sea craft who have in­ex­pli­ca­bly been at­tacked by a Me­ga­lodon – a sup­pos­edly ex­tinct gi­ant shark.

To pre­pare for the role the ac­tor and his fi­ancée, Rosie Hunt­ing­ton-White­ley, went to swim with sharks – as one does.

“We took a trip to Fiji and went div­ing with some bull sharks. These things are three me­tres in length – huge, big things,” he told The Daily Star news­pa­per.

“There were 20 or 30 of them and they were be­ing fed big tuna heads. We got very, very close. It was a spec­tac­u­lar mo­ment.”

Catch Ja­son Statham in The Meg – in cin­e­mas now. WATCH THIS

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