First Image: “SHARKTOPUS VS. PTERACUDA” Premieres this AugustNews Fangoria Staff
Roger Corman is back with another monster mashup beatdown featuring the popular Syfy beast SHARKTOPUS.
Premiering this August 2 on Syfy, SHARKTOPUS VS. PTERACUDA has been announced with a revealing release, cheekily detailing the exploits and descent of Sharktopus in the lead-up to this event. Famed producer, the legendary Corman, says, “It was a tough shoot. Like any star, Sharktopus can’t seem to accept his aging. Tentacles got thrown around. A few bikini babes got eaten.”
His wife, producer Julie Corman states: “I hate that ****ing fish.”
SHARKTOPUS VS PTERACUDA finds an American scientist, Robert Carradine (DJANGO UNCHAINED) up to no good (as usual) by creating the half-pterodactyl, half-barracuda: Pteracuda. When the creature inevitably escapes, it’s up to Sharktopus to stop him. Human Katie Savoy (LIVING WITH MODELS) also stars.
The road to PTERACUDA was not easy. The first film, inspired by Sharktopus’ early life, generated a 2.5 million –viewer debut, a Sharktopus wine label, and the Sharktopus dating show, now in its third season. A sequel seemed imminent.
But amid allegations of indecent exposure, drunk driving and embezzlement, Sharktopus fell out of public favor. That’s when producers Roger Corman and Julie Corman stepped in. Forcing Sharktopus to undergo a strict detox regimen, the producing team got their star ship-shape for a sequel.
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