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The Meg (2018)

After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.



'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.


'Baby Meg' Animatronic Build

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 Sharks

Life size silicone sharks for a shark finning sequence. The props had possess realistic movement and look like dead floating finned sharks. 

Megalodon Dorsal Fins

Two Megalodon dorsal fin sections were made for a scene, where the 'Meg' receives a tracking dart. 

Baby Sharks

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.