Jason Statham looks dapper at the 25th Shanghai International Film Festival’s opening ceremony

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Jason Statham looked dapper as he made an appearance at the 25th Shanghai International Film Festival’s opening ceremony on Friday.

The Hollywood actor, 55, opted for a slick black suit with a white shirt and satin bow tie as he walked the red carpet at the event.

He was joined his co-star and Chinese leading man Wu Jing as they prepare for the premiere of their upcoming film Meg 2: The Trench.

Stepping out together at the Shanghai Grand Theatre in China, Jason and Wu smiled for photos ahead of the science fiction’s release on August 2.

Meg 2: The Trench is based on 1999 novel The Trench and serves as sequel to 2018’s The Meg.

Slick: Jason Statham, 55, looked dapper as he made an appearance at the 25th Shanghai International Film Festival's opening ceremony on Friday

Slick: Jason Statham, 55, looked dapper as he made an appearance at the 25th Shanghai International Film Festival’s opening ceremony on Friday

Smart: The Hollywood actor opted for a slick black suit with a white shirt and satin bow tie as he walked the red carpet at the event

Smart: The Hollywood actor opted for a slick black suit with a white shirt and satin bow tie as he walked the red carpet at the event

Jason will play main character Jonas Taylor who will leads a research team on an exploratory dive into the sea as they outrun prehistoric sharks.

Shanghai International Film Festival kicked off Friday after the previous three years of scheduled events were cancelled due to the pandemic.

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new trailer for Meg 2: The Trench, which teams Statham’s Jonas with international action star Jing Wu (Wolf Warrior).

They head up a research team on a dive to the deepest part of the ocean, though their journey is hampered by a mysterious mining operation.

This global team must find a way to survive against multiple megalodon sharks (a.k.a. Megs).

The thriller — which also brings back original stars from The Meg such as Sophia Cai and Page Kennedy, along with Sergio Peris-Mencheta (Rambo: Last Blood), Skyler Samuels (The Gifted), and Cliff Curtis (Avatar franchise) -]— hits theaters August 4.

The trailer begins with a brief demonstration of the food chain, with a small insect being eaten by a small lizard… which is in turn eaten by a much larger creature.

‘For 65 million years one species ruled the world,’ a graphic reads, as we see a dinosaur come out of the woods and eat the larger creature… before a massive meg shark leaps out of the water and eats the dinosaur and drags it back into the water.

All smiles: He was joined his co-star and Chinese leading man Wu Jing as they prepare for the premiere of their upcoming film Meg 2: The Trench

All smiles: He was joined his co-star and Chinese leading man Wu Jing as they prepare for the premiere of their upcoming film Meg 2: The Trench

Co-stars: Stepping out together at the Shanghai Grand Theatre in China, Jason and Wu smiled for photos ahead of the science fiction's release on August 2

Co-stars: Stepping out together at the Shanghai Grand Theatre in China, Jason and Wu smiled for photos ahead of the science fiction’s release on August 2

Pose: Win also looked smart in a black suit with a matching tie

Jonas Taylor (Statham) is seen working out, when a man approaches and says they need his help.

‘We’re detecting increased aquatic activity 25,000 feet deep in the trench,’ the voice adds, likely referring to the Mariana Trench, the deepest oceanic trench on Earth.

‘It’s an ancient ecosystem untouched by man,’ the man says, revealed to be Cliff Curtis’ James ‘Mac’ Mackreides, adding, ‘Whatever is down there, is trying to make its way to the surface.’

The team gears up for their journey, wearing seemingly powerful suits that give the user super-human strength as Jing’s character is seen smashing massive cinder blocks.

DJ (Page Kennedy) admits, ‘this was a bad idea,’ as Jonas jokes, ‘just a little bit,’ as they get out and explore the ocean floor… unaware a massive meg is stalking them.

One of the team members is suddenly snatched away when Jing’s character states, ‘Jonas, we’ve got company.’

‘That’s the biggest meg I’ve ever seen,’ one of the women says, as Taylor adds, ‘biggest meg anyone’s ever seen,’ as the woman calls is, ‘the apex predator.’

Jonas yells for everyone to get back to the station as we see the meg closing in on them at the station doors.

‘Three massive megs and who knows what else have escaped the breach,’ a woman says, as we see the three huge shark fins approaching a beach town.

Jason Statham fights a mega shark in ‘Meg 2: The Trench’
Statham returns: After conquering a massive megalodon shark in 2018's The Meg, Jason Statham's Jonas Taylor returns in the sequel Meg 2: The Trench

The woman adds, ‘I just hope it goes better than last time,’ as the meg is seen destroying a dock as Taylor runs away.

The team is trying to clear the beach town as Taylor notices, ‘they’re hunting in packs’ as we see a couple in a paddleboat getting eaten.

The trailer — set to Heart’s Baracuda — winds down with a huge tentacled creature grabbing onto a helicopter as Jing’s character dives out before it crashes.

The final shot shows Taylor trying to evade the meg on a jetski as a meg leaps out of the water as the trailer comes to an end.

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