Upon hearing about the much anticipated sequel to Sharknado, called Sharknado 2: The Second One (which was chosen through a twitter contest!), I accidentally typed “Snarknado” into my Google search box to get more information. Which is accurate in its own way, I suppose.
In case you have yet to hear about the amazing Shark-storm franchise, here’s what you’ve missed: There’s a storm of sharks (and bad special effects) that came about by a freak hurricane, and Tara Reid was there for some reason.
The movie aired on SyFy, and based on the unrealistic plot and poor visuals, it was far more popular than anyone could have ever imagined. During their second airing, it had 1.89 million viewers. During its third run on the network, word of mouth helped it gain 2.1 million viewers. Of course, plans for the sequel were announced soon after. Even though they had to film the original with a green screen and the power of their imagination, Tara Reid and Ian Ziering, who supposedly stated that his original participation was just to be able to qualify for family insurance through the Screen Actors Guild, decided to come back and reprise their roles.
Here’s a clip. Warning: CGI-Shark Death and Bar Stool-Related Drama.
The sequel will be set in New York, and is aiming to premiere in July. That’s just 11 months after the original aired. At this rate, the threequel (Probably called “Sharknado: Chipwrecked!”) will probably air in November. The real question is – now that it’s become so popular, will the sequel try too hard to create as many “killer” terrible moments as before? We’ll have to wait and see.
To the crew behind Sharknado – first, a thank you for making something that is so shameless that it’s a work of art. I can’t wait to see what kind of CGI-shark action we’ll get with part two. Second – if you do make a third, here’s who I’d cast: Isaiah Mustafa. If I could choose anyone in the world to watch chainsaw himself to safety from the inside of a shark, it’d be that guy.
Featured image via The Hollywood Reporter