Upon taking a look at Cliff Curtis' extensive resume, one can't help but marvel at the worlds and scenarios he's encountered throughout his career. From Rapa Nui to Sunshine, and most recently Fear The Walking Dead, Curtis has taken on challenging role after challenging role, only to continue building towards the next adventure. In the case of Meg, he might have the biggest adversary he's ever faced down, as the titular prehistoric shark will try to make his life a living hell.
The news was passed down from Deadline. as Curtis was announced as the actor hired to play the "Operations Chief aboard the Mana One," in Meg's upcoming film adaptation. While we're not completely sure what the Mana One is, we're assuming it's an undersea vessel that will be used to help defend humanity against the 60 foot Megalodon itself. Cliff Curtis rounds out a pretty diverse cast of talent that looks to help defeat the prehistoric menace, as Ruby Rose, Li Bingbing, and Rainn Wilson are all on-board alongside Jason Statham.
If qualifications are what you're looking for when it comes to fighting a gigantic shark, Cliff Curtis' body of work is one that definitely fit the bill. Not only was he a prehistoric warrior in Roland Emmerich's 10,000 B.C., but Curtis has also fought against another deep sea monster in Deep Rising, and even helped reignite the sun in Danny Boyle's Sunshine. Though considering he didn't make it to the end of any of those films, it's perhaps best that his experience as English teacher turned defender against the undead, Travis Manawa, on Fear The Walking Dead is his most recent gig.
After watching Cliff Curtis pistol whip that guy on Fear The Walking Dead, we kind of want to see him go head to head with Meg in a scenario where he gets to attempt the same sort of result. We're not saying we think it'll work completely, but if Leonardo DiCaprio can punch a shark in the face during The Beach and walk away with a cool story to tell, then why not let Curtis' character act as chief of some operations on that Megalodon's nose?
Meg is set for a March 2, 2018 release date, which provides Cliff Curtis plenty of time to train up and prepare himself for the battle ahead. So long as he remembers not to monologue right in front of any opening a shark can pop out of, he should stand a fighting chance against the beastie.
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