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.”
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