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Syfy & The Asylum announce 'Sharknado 5' is going Fin-ternational

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Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:05 pm
Tara Reid as April Shepard and Ian Ziering as Fin Shepard in `Sharknado: The 4th Awakens.` The duo will return in the fifth installment. (Syfy photo by Tyler Golden)
Tara Reid as April Shepard and Ian Ziering as Fin Shepard in "Sharknado: The 4th Awakens." The duo will return in the fifth installment. (Syfy photo by Tyler Golden)

Ian Ziering & Tara Reid return to star

Syfy and The Asylum have announced Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will star in "Sharknado 5" (working title), reprising their roles as shark-fighting heroes Fin Shepard and April Wexler.

Principal photography commenced Thursday in Bulgaria. The latest film in the hit global franchise, "Sharknado 5" features the return of original cast member Cassie Scerbo as Nova, a bartender turned badass sharknado fighter.

"Sharknado 5," which sees the deadly weather phenomenon of shark-infested storms bombard cities around the world, will film in more than five countries, including the U.K. and Australia. Anthony C. Ferrante, who directed the first four films, is back to helm this latest installment, based on a script by Scotty Mullen.

The original 2013 "Sharknado" film, which introduced a cyclone depositing man-eating sharks on the citizens of Los Angeles, became a worldwide phenomenon and spawned a pop culture franchise. In "Sharknado 2: The Second One," New York City was the target of the disaster; and in "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!", a mega-sharknado made its way down the "Feast Coast" from Washington, D.C., to Florida. In the most recent installment, "Sharknado: The 4th Awakens," the shark-infested storms went national. The film ended with the Eiffel Tower ripping away from Paris and crashing down on Niagara Falls - a chilling indication that no one in the world is safe!

Now, in "Sharknado 5," with much of North America lying in ruins, the rest of the world braces for the inevitable: a global sharknado. Fin and his family must put a stop to this disaster before Earth is completely obliterated.

 

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