‘The Loch’ by ‘Meg’ Author Steven Alten Getting Big Screen Adaption

In the past couple of years, we have been given quite a few monsters such as the return of Godzilla and King Kong. Hell, even a decent amount of indie films have had their fair share of monster movies, such as The Monster and The Babadook. But one type of monster we have not seen in a film in a very long time would be good old Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. But that, my friends, is about to change.

The producers of the giant shark film Meg have picked up the rights to the 2005 novel The Loch, both of which were written by Steven Alten. The author recently spoke with Bloody Disgusting and revealed that his Loch Ness Monster book is also headed to the big screen. Meg’s producer, Belle Avery, is reportedly working with Chinese producers to make The Loch happen. Meg, which stars Jason Statham as a man who is going to have to fight a giant Megalodon (hence the name), is going to hit theaters next year on August 10th after years of development. Apparently that went well, since the producers are now looking to adapt another one of Alten’s books. Here’s what the author had to say about it.

“Belle Avery, the lead producer on Meg, is working with her Chinese producers to bring The Loch to the big screen. Screenwriter and director are their first priorities… and they are speaking to some serious talent.”

If all goes well, we could see a pretty interesting take on the Loch Ness Monster sometime in the future. We haven’t had a monster movie based on the Loch Ness Monster since, probably, around the ’80s. I am excited to see where this goes since I’m a huge fan of monster movies. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments!

About Scott Crawford

I am an avid lover of horror films ever since I was a little boy. I have amassed a sizeable film collection in my life and it is one of my pride and joy. I also love video games and have been playing them since the days of the Intellivision. I currently play on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch and love all genres of games but mainly play single player story driven games mainly in the fantasy or horror genre. I also host a podcast called The Podcast by the Cemetery with two of my friends and we talk horror and video games.

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