Sharknado was a viral hit for b-movie production company The Asylum this year as the social media buzz surrounding the absurdist-disaster movie brought in 1.9 million in its repeat showing on the SyFy channel in early July. With that kind of draw for a made-for-cable movie, the folks over at The Asylum knew they had something special on their hands. After their announcement on greenlighting a sequel, The Asylum explained:
“Every once in a while, there is a perfect storm on television. 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. We’ll be announcing more details very soon.”
This is not the biggest news surrounding the movie. Those who attended Comic-Con International last weekend may have noticed people out on the streets of San Diego carrying around surf boards. While this is not an uncommon sight in California, what was so special about them was that they were promoting a contest The Asylum is running for Sharnkado 2. Fans of the original movie can tweet suggestions for the subtitle to the next installment, set to take place in New York, to @SyfyMovies, including #Sharknado in the tweet. The folks over at The Asylum will then choose their favorite of the ones sent to them and use it as the official subtitle for the sequel.
Sharknado 2 is currently slated for a Summer 2014 release on SyFy Channel. For more on this crazy viral phenomenon, keep an eye on DiaboliqueMagazine.com!
– By Matthew Delhauer
Matt Delhauer is a graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey, with a degree in communications and digital filmmaking. As an avid fan of horror films since childhood, Matt has had years of exposure to the best, worst, and many in between. Outside of film Matt also holds knowledge in several fields of media and entertainment, from literature to television, which are all met with an eye for analysis and a love of entertainment. For more of Matt’s work take a look at his blog at www.gingergeekblogs.blogspot.com or follow him on twitter: @MattDelhauer