11:24am PT by Borys Kit
Masi Oka Joins Jason Statham in Creature Feature 'Meg' (Exclusive)
Masi Oka, best known as the breakout star of television show Heroes, is in negotiations to join the cast of Meg, the creature feature being made by Warner Bros. and Chinese company Gravity Pictures.
Jason Statham and Fan Bingbing are toplining the movie, which also counts Ruby Rose of Orange Is the New Black on its call sheet.
Statham is playing a former Naval captain and expert diver recruited to undertake a deep-sea mission to rescue scientists under attack from a terrifying threat: a Carcharodon Megalodon, the 70-foot, 40-ton prehistoric kin to the great white shark.
Oka will play a member of the crew of the undersea vessel stranded at the bottom of the Marianas trench.
Jon Turteltaub is directing Meg, which is headed towards a fall shoot in New Zealand.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Belle Avery and Colin Wilson are among the producers.
Oka is one of the co-stars of CBS’ long-running crime drama Hawaii Five-O and will appear in Death Note, the feature adaptation of the manga that Adam Wingard is directing for Netflix. Oka also is a producer on Death Note.
He is repped by UTA and Luber Roklin.