It really was just an inevitability, after the unexpected success of the Syfy original B-movie Sharknado, there had to be sequel. It’s now been confirmed that both Tara Reid and Ian Ziering will reprise their roles as April and Fin for Sharknado 2: The Second One.
The American Pie actress and The Beverly Hills 90210 hunk will start shooting the sequel in a couple weeks. The major difference between the two films is location. Sharknado 2 moves to New York City from Los Angeles after a crazy weather system disrupts the Big Apple and sharks invade the city.
The original Sharknado aired in July, 2013. The story is about what happens when a freaky hurricane crushes Los Angeles and hungry sharks take over the city. Ziering plays hero and rescues his ex-wife (Reid) and their teenage daughter. They ultimately defeat the sharks by throwing bombs from a helicopter, shooting them out of the air and even chainsawing through them from the inside out.
The strange thing, okay one of the strangest things, is that Sharknado was only watched by about 1 million viewers. The average number for this sort of common Syfy movie is closer to 1.5 million. So then why is there going to be a sequel? And why does everyone in country know what you’re talking about when you say “Sharknado?”
The internet really gave the movie a large boost. It seemed the whole world was on Twitter and Facebook talking about the absurd, silliness of what would happen if a tornado and a deluge of sharks attacked a major city.
The idea of “Sharknado” has become a punchline in many a joke on Twitter since the movie first aired last summer.
— The Poke (@ThePoke) September 23, 2013
— Christoph Paul (@ChristophPaul_) September 30, 2013
— Total Film (@totalfilm) October 7, 2013
You can expect to see the sequel on Syfy this July.
Image via Twitter