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Sharknado Sequel to begin filming this week

Sharknado fans at Comic Con
Sharknado fans at Comic Con

Syfy and The Asylum officially announced today that Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will reprise their roles as Fin and April in the eagerly awaited sequel to last summer's iconic pop culture phenomenon: Sharknado. Anthony Ferrante will once again direct a screenplay written by Thunder Levin, this one titled, Sharknado 2: The Second One. Filming begins in New York City on February 13, 2014, the author will be used as an extra in the production.

In Sharknado 2: The Second One, another freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a Sharknado on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites. Only Fin (Ian Ziering) and April (Tara Reid) can save the Big Apple.

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.

Sharknado 2 is scheduled to premiere on Syfy in July 2014.

Thomas Vitale, Executive Vice President, Programming and Original Movies for Syfy said: “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 madeSharknado 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.”

Lightning, sharks, Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, chainsaws and explosions; Sharknado 2 promises to have something for everyone.

This Examiner recently watched Sharknado for the first time via Netflix and aside from some rookie gun handling mistakes, found it to br an enjoyable film. It does not take itself too seriously and is a fun way to kill an hour and 26 minutes. Ian Ziering and Tara Reid were perfect in their roles.

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