Fan Bingbing joins Jason Statham in sci-fi thriller ‘Meg’

LOS ANGELES, May 20 — Chinese actress Fan Bingbing is set to make her Hollywood return with a new sci-fi thriller, Meg.

As reported on Yibada, the actress will be working alongside action star Jason Statham in the movie, which was adapted from Steven Alten’s novel of the same name.

With a storyline that centres on the pre-historic shark known as the megalodon, the movie tells the story of a former Naval captain and expert diver, Jonas Taylor (Statham), who has to come face to face with his past upon being hired by an oceanographer (Fan Bingbing) to assist in a risky rescue mission in the Mariana Trench.

The movie will be helmed by director Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure) and is scheduled for a March 2018 release.

Meanwhile, Fan’s upcoming Sino-American action comedy, Skiptrace, co-starring Jackie Chan, is set to premiere in July. — Cinema Online