Super-sized storms loaded with vicious sharks are poised to take a bite out of the Big Apple in Sharknado 2, The Second One , the next installment of mega-franchise from The Asylum and the SyFy Channel. And like a shark circling its prey, we’re back with writer Thunder Levin, director Anthony C. Ferrante, and screen scream goddess Tiffany Shepis to discuss the toothsome oeuvre.
Sharknado protagonist Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) is back to, yes, shepherd hapless victims through the fins. The former pro surfer is a reluctant hero on his way to a book launch in Manhattan with his ex-wife (now fiancée) April Wexler (Tara Reid), when a freak storm strikes their plane. Shark attack (and a nice reference to a classic Twilight Zone episode, plus Airplane) ensues, a couple famous faces are munched, and Fin manages to land the plane, though April suffers a traumatic injury. But Fin’s sister and (semi-douchey) brother-in-law (Mark McGrath in a stellar turn) are in peril, sharks are falling, and even more celebrity cameos get chomped before Fin can save the city with the help of his high school sweetheart, played by Vivica A. Fox.
The original Sharknado was a huge success–so much so that The Second One is filled with celebrities–Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Kelly Ripa, Michale Strahan, Wil Wheaton, Kelly Osbourne, Perez Hilton, Judd Hirsh….Sharknado 2 The Second One is just as funny, tongue-in-cheek, irreverent, and gore-filled.
What’s next for Sharknado? Is it true that it will Sharknado in space? Does Daniel Radcliffe really want a role as shark bait? Find out in this discussion (maybe!) as we delve into the depths of Sharknado 2!