You know what? No matter how much we complain about it, sometimes it's really fun living in a society inundated with social media. Otherwise? We probably never would have heard of the phenomenon that is Sharknado. Taking over Facebook and Twitter the world over, people couldn't get enough of the ridiculously cheesy, amazingly bad, and hilarious SyFy TV movie. Now, prepare yourself for even more mind-blowing news: Sharknado 2 is officially in the works!
In case you missed the first one, which you probably did, since it didn't get all that much hype until after it aired -- a sharknado is, well, exactly what it sounds like. A storm sucks up a bunch of sharks and then spits them out over LA. Now New York City is the setting for the next shower of these ferocious, finned monsters, because, really, why not ...
The original starred Tara Reid and Ian Ziering, and there's no word if they're coming back for a sequel (but, let's get real, it's highly unlikely they're in demand for much bigger gigs).
It also doesn't seem that Damon Lindelof (the dude behind Lost) will be writing the script either, even though he wrote on Twitter in the middle of the broadcast, “I am going to write the Sharknado sequel and I am going to do it before Sharknado is over.” Boo, because that would be awesome.
As for how and why the hell this TV movie took off the way it did, well, no one seems to know. It's definitely one of those it's so good, it's bad movies, and sometimes people just want to see a film that doesn't take itself seriously at all. "Every once in a while, there is a perfect storm -- on television. The fans are clamoring for a sequel. Or perhaps it will be a prequel," Thomas Vitale, Executive Vice President, Programming and Original Movies, Syfy, said to Us Weekly. "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."
Clearly the people behind Sharknado 2 can hardly believe its success and seem to be having a lot of fun with it as well. I mean, punning fin and fun, and hey, you'll get a sequel, or hmmm, don't really know, maybe a prequel, come on, you can't help but shake your head at the absurdity of it all.
In case you had some brilliant ideas about what you should see in the next Sharknado (and you know you do), Syfy has launched a Twitter contest. All you have to do is tweet suggestions to @SyfyMovies using #Sharknado. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
Anyway, here's the trailer from the first movie for some inspiration.
That's some good shit.
Will you watch Sharknado 2? Can you believe how much people love this TV movie?
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