A busy shooting schedule continued in earnest on Wednesday afternoon as Ruby Rose joined Jason Statham on the set of forthcoming film Meg.

The pair were accompanied by a bustling production team while taking a break between scenes as their location shoot in scenic New Zealand, where much of the exterior action has been shot, steadily wound down.

Australian star Ruby, 30, revealed an androgynously gelled and twisted hairstyle while preparing to film her final scenes as Jaxx Herd - credited as an 'engineering genius' and integral member of a marine research team.

The actress, best known for her supporting role in Netflix drama Orange is the New Black, looked focused as she joined leading man Statham, 49, ahead of another take.


Showing off his bulky physique in a black and red wet suit, the British star chatted to members of the production team while idling on a nearby jetty.

Statham takes the lead as Jonas Taylor, a naval captain and seasoned diver recruited to help rescue a group of terrified Chinese scientists from a 70-foot prehistoric shark.

Based on author Steve Alten's 1997 novel Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, the forthcoming film also stars Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson and Jessica McNamee.

Just got the coolest present from Steve Alten today!!! Haha I'm honored ❤️

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Taking to Instagram on Wednesday evening, Ruby shared a snap of herself alongside Jessica as the pair prepared to leave New Zealand.

Last day of #megmovie with the greatest most hilarious yet talented fellow Aussie @jessica_mcnamee

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Captioning the shot, she wrote: 'Last day of #megmovie with the greatest most hilarious yet talented fellow Aussie @jessica_mcnamee.'

Principal photography began in October, almost 20-years after plans to adapt Alten's novel for the screen were announced.

Film-makers Jan de Bont and Guillermo del Toro were previously attached to the troubled production before Eli Roth was hired to film the adaptation in 2015.

The 44-year old soon quit the project due to creative differences, with National Treasure director Jon Turteltaub taking his place.

Meg goes on general release in 2017.