It was bound to happen.
Thanks to the decent ratings success of Syfy's TV movie 'Sharknado,' coupled with the immense attention the flick received on Twitter, Syfy has officially ordered a sequel to the strange, impossible comedic horror flick. Nielsen reported the movie was actually watched by an average of 1.369 million people.
In case you missed it, 'Sharknado' is exactly what it sounds like: a schlocky horror flick about a strange weather pattern that drives an innumerable shoal of sharks north from Mexico's waters and into Los Angeles. Then the weather gets even quirkier, flooding the city and creating tornado spouts that lift hundreds of sharks into the air and toss them all around the city. What do these poor animals want to do, after being hurled through the skies? Well, chow down on humans, of course.
The film starred Ian Ziering ('Beverly Hills: 90210') and Tara Reid ('American Pie') as a divorced couple who team up with their children to try to survive and quell the invading sharknados (yes, spoiler alert, there are more than one).
It's no surprise that any film that features a man cutting his way out of the belly of a shark with a running chainsaw became a smash hit on social media. Here are a few of the more note-worthy tweets about the flick:
@Wilw (Wil Wheaton): “We lost the night to #SharkNado? What the hell is that?” – every non-syfy network executive tomorrow morning.
@PattonOswalt: Just got a call from the 2nd A.D. on the movie I’m filming. Call time canceled tomorrow. ALL movies canceled. It’s done. #SharkNado
@Ravenb (Raven Brooks): Al Gore warned us about the #sharknado but you laughed at him.
@DamonLindelof: I am going to write the Sharknado sequel and I am going to do it before Shaknado is over.
@KellyOxford: Finally, a natural disaster that makes Aquaman useful. #sharknado
@RobDelaney: I usually hate Wes Anderson, but Sharknado’s actually pretty good.
@JasonLynch: I wish TCA Awards voting hadn’t ended already. #Sharknado
'Sharknado' is written by Thunder Levin, the celebrated scribe behind such films as 'Mutant Vampire Zombies from the 'Hood!' and the upcoming knock-off of 'Pacific Rim,' aptly titled 'Atlantic Rim.' 'Sharknado' was helmed by make-up-artist-turned-director Anthony C. Ferrante.
So--just how will they explain this strange happenstance occurring again? My money is on an evil scientist who teaches himself how to recreate the sharknados... so the military has to call in the one man who knows how to defeat them: a bartender named Fin.
How would you write a sharknado sequel?