Production begins in New York in February; 'Sharknado 2' to devour the Big Apple this July
They're back - and shark happens! Syfy and The Asylum have announced Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will reprise their roles as Fin and April in the eagerly awaited "Sharknado" sequel, "Sharknado 2: The Second One," which begins filming in New York Feb. 13.
Anthony Ferrante will once again direct a screenplay by Thunder Levin, who also wrote "Sharknado," the iconic pop culture sensation that chainsawed its way through social media last summer.
In "Sharknado 2: The Second One," a freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a "Sharknado" on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites - and only Fin and April can save the Big Apple.
"Sharknado 2" is scheduled to premiere on Syfy in July.
Said Thomas Vitale, executive vice president of programming and original movies at Syfy: " 'Sharknado' was an extraordinary 'perfect storm,' which captured the attention of movie fans across the globe. You couldn't go anywhere without hearing about 'Sharknado!' By reassembling the creative team - and dropping sharks onto New York's iconic sites - we're unleashing yet another 'fin' wave of shark-mania."
Added Paul Bales, COO, The Asylum: "We're thrilled to be able to bring back the talent that made 'Sharknado' a hit. Can lightning strike twice? I don't know, but it's a scientific fact that you're more likely to be killed by lightning than by a shark. This film will have lightning and sharks, so that's got to count for something."
The Asylum and Syfy have struck a deal with legendary casting director Mike Fenton and his partner, Ann Frederick, of Fenton-Frederick Casting, to supervise cameo casting.