'The Meg' is a 2018 science fiction horror film directed by Jon Turteltaub, based on the 1997 book 'Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror' by Steve Alten.
Human Dynamo Workshop worked on four special effect scenes for the movie, including realistic dead sharks and an animatronic Megalodon.
A build brief requiring a Megalodon shark head and gills. This was an 8m long animatronic puppet with a moving jaw action, for a scene in the movie where the Meg has been caught killed and strung up on the back of a large boat.
In the script this Meg is dead, but one crew member pranks another by puppeteering the Meg with the crane, causing him to fall into the water; Then arrives an even larger Meg.
This scene script informed the production name of ‘Baby Meg”.
Life size silicone sharks for a shark finning sequence. The props had possess realistic movement and look like dead floating finned sharks.
Two Megalodon dorsal fin sections were made for a scene, where the 'Meg' receives a tracking dart.
Tiny sharks with a big bite. These props were made for comedic joke scene in the film that was eventually removed from the final cut.