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The Meg: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available August 3


Features Music from Golden Globe and Grammy Award Nominee Harry

WaterTower Music has announced today's release of the soundtrack to the
science fiction action thriller "The Meg," directed by Jon
Turteltaub (the "National Treasure" movies), which will be released in
theaters August 10, 2018. The soundtrack features music from the film
composed by Harry Gregson-Williams ("The Town," the "Equalizer"
films, the "Shrek" franchise), and will be released on August 3rd,
one week before the film is in theaters.

Harry Gregson-Williams is one of Hollywood's most sought-after
composers, whose scores span the spectrum of high-profile projects from
action to drama to animation—each infused with the emotional punch and
atmospheric intensity that mark his distinctive musical style. The
Golden Globe- and Grammy Award-nominated composer offered, "For ‘The
Meg,' I set out to create a memorable recognizable sonic motif that
follows the mystery of the great Megalodon—something robust in nature,
which acted as a kind of warning call and instilled an immediate sense
of fear and suspense when signaled. In search of this sound, I stumbled
upon the conch as an instrument of musical focus. Its call was both
distinctive and ancient, and I felt it offered a voice to the vast
terror of a concealed underwater world.

"Working with Jon Turteltaub has been one of the most enjoyable
collaborative experiences I've ever had the pleasure of being a part
of," Gregson-Williams continued. "He would arrive at my studio bringing
with him the unbridled optimism and unique humor that only Jon
possesses. He regularly took the time to remind me that the film should
always feel fun, exciting, and anticipatory, and encouraged me to direct
that positive energy into the music at each step of the process. In the
end, I hope I was able to achieve an edge-of-your-seat score that helps
the audience to immerse themselves in this dynamic feature film that Jon
so masterfully created."

Gregson-Williams' soundtrack to "The Meg" is now available

About the Film

Jason Statham and award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing star in the
science fiction action thriller "The Meg."

A deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation
program—has been attacked by a massive creature and now lies disabled at
the bottom of the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean…with its crew
trapped inside. With time running out, former deep-sea rescue diver
Jonas Taylor (Statham) is drawn out of self-imposed exile by a visionary
Chinese oceanographer, Dr. Zhang (Winston Chao), against the wishes of
his daughter, Suyin (Li Bingbing), who thinks she can rescue the crew on
her own. But it will take their combined efforts to save the crew, and
the ocean itself, from this seemingly unstoppable threat—a prehistoric
75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. Thought to be extinct, the
Meg turns out to be very much alive…and on the hunt. Five years before,
Jonas had encountered this same terrifying creature, but no one had
believed him. Now, teamed with Suyin, Jonas must confront his fears and
risk his own life to return to the ocean depths, bringing him face to
face once more with the apex predator of all time.

The main cast of "The Meg" also includes Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose,
Winston Chao, Page Kennedy, Jessica McNamee, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson,
Robert Taylor, Sophia Cai, Masi Oka and Cliff Curtis.

Jon Turteltaub directed the film from a screenplay by Dean Georgaris and
Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber, based on the best-selling novel MEG
by Steve Alten. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Belle Avery and Colin Wilson
produced the film, with Gerald R. Molen, Wei Jang, Randy Greenberg,
Catherine Xujun Ying, Chantal Nong and Barrie M. Osborne serving as
executive producers.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Gravity Pictures present a di
Bonaventura/Apelles Entertainment Inc./Maeday Productions, Inc./Flagship
Entertainment Group Production, a Film by Jon Turteltaub, "The Meg."
Being released in 2D and 3D, in select theatres and IMAX, the film will
be distributed in China by Gravity Pictures, and throughout the rest of
the world by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment
Company. The film has been rated PG-13.

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