Brace yourselves people, for The Asylum’s Sharknado is coming to the UK’s SyFy channel in August! The most Tweeted film of the year, and a “social media phenomenon”, Sharknado will air on the UK’s SyFy channel on August 7th.
The film had its US premiere on SyFy July 10th, and at its peak, fans Tweeted 5000 times per minute about the film. Sharknado has proved so popular that a sequel is already in the works!
Syfy has invited people to tweet suggestions for the sequel’s tagline using the hashtag #Sharknado. Submissions so far include “Sharknado 2: Electric Boogaloo”, “Sharknado 2: Sharks and the City” and “Sharknado 2: Taking a Bite out of the Big Apple”.
SyFy’s Thomas Vitale had this to say about the low budget sensation:
“Every once in a while, there is a perfect storm – on television. The fans are clamouring for a sequel. Or perhaps it will be a prequel. What we can guarantee is that Sharknado 2 will be lots of fun. We’ll be announcing more details very soon. But we didn’t want our fans to worry they wouldn’t get their fill of more shark fin, I mean, fun next year.”
Here’s the details for the original Sharknado film:
Anthony C. Ferrante directs from a script written by Thunder Levin (Atlantic Rim). The cast includes Tara Reid, John Heard, Ian Ziering, Alex Arleo, Justin Beahm, Neil H. Berkow, David Bittick, Sumiko Braun, Cassie Scerbo and Aubrey Peeples.
When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature’s deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.