"Sharknado" dumped a bunch of man-eating sharks on Los Angeles, and next year, the killer fish are coming for New York.
King Kong, aliens, meteorites, lizard-like monsters, New York has been terrorized by all these and more in the movies. And now, a new threat is hitting the Big Apple in 2014 — sharks.
Syfy announced on Wednesday that the network is going ahead with a sequel to its social-media sensation, "Sharknado." The made-for-TV movie drew 1.3 million viewers, and featured "Beverly Hills, 90210" alum Ian Ziering as a bar-owner who tries to save his loved ones as sharks are dumped in Los Angeles by a freak storm.
"Every once in a while, there is a perfect storm — on television," Thomas Vitale, Syfy's executive vice president of programming and original movies, said in a statement. "The fans are clamoring for a sequel. Or perhaps it will be a prequel. What we can guarantee is that 'Sharknado 2' will be lots of fun."
But the fun doesn't end there. Syfy is letting fans play a role in the TV movie's official title. Fans can tweet their title ideas to @SyfyMovies using the hashtag #Sharknado, and the network will use the best submission for the 2014 TV movie.
The opportunities for cheese-tastic title fun are endless! (And seriously, why not go as goofy as possible? You know the sequel is going to feature awesomely bad lines and impossible scenarios, just as the original did.) For starters, we like "Sharkapalooza," "Skarkpocalypse Now," "Sharkzilla," "Dawn of the Shark," "Shark Attacks!" "28 Sharks Later," "Armasharkdon," you get the idea!
Click on "Talk about it" below to share your ideas for what to call "Sharknado 2"!
First published July 17 2013, 8:33 AM