Syfy and The Asylum announced the official title of the latest incarnation of its popular original movie series Sharknado. On July 22, 2015, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! swims to screens in 86 countries, which may cause a social media frenzy on a global scale. This announcement comes on the heels of previous casting news confirming David Hasselhoff as Ian Ziering’s on-screen father. For more, read the full press release below.
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In a press release:
SYFY AND THE ASYLUM’S SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO! TO CONSUME THE WORLD WEDNESDAY, JULY 22
ORIGINAL MOVIE WILL PREMIERE IN 86 COUNTRIES – ACROSS ALL SYFY CHANNELS – WITHIN 24 HOURS OF US PREMIERE
NEW YORK – March 18, 2015 – Syfy and The Asylum today announced that the official title of the latest installment in the global pop culture sensation is Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! The two-hour original movie will devour the planet on Wednesday, July 22 at 9/8c.
In addition, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! will wreak havoc on all Syfy channels around the world – 86 countries in all, including the UK, Australia and across Europe, Asia and Latin America – when it premieres in international primetime within 24 hours of the United States debut.
Said Chris Regina, Senior Vice President, Program Strategy, Syfy: “We wanted this third title to boldly go where no shark movie has gone before. Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! embraces the larger-than-life irreverence that has made these movies so popular and entertaining.”
Said David Michael Latt, Producer, The Asylum: “The sharks and tornadoes get all the glory, but we would like to thank our long-time marketing guru Mike DiGrazia who first suggested ‘Oh hell no!’ A dedicated fan of the genre, Mike created the tag lines for 1 and 2 – ‘Enough Said!’ and ‘Shark Happens’ – as well as the Sharknado posters, including the original, which was a viral sensation on its own.”
Sharknado 3 will cause mass destruction in Washington, D.C. before roaring down the Eastern Seaboard and into Florida, and stars Ian Ziering as Fin, Tara Reid as April and Cassie Scerbo as Nova. Joining them will be David Hasselhoff as Fin’s father, Gil; Bo Derek will play April’s mother, May; Ryan Newman will play April and Fin’s daughter, Claudia Shepard, and Jack Griffo will portray Claudia’s friend, Billy.
Additional cameo roles include Mark Cuban as the President of the United States; Ann Coulter as the Vice President; Michele Bachmann as herself; Jerry Springer as Mr. White, a manic tourist; Washington Redskins tackle Tom Compton as a reporter; *NSYNC singer Chris Kirkpatrick as a pool lifeguard, and Chris Jericho, who will portray Bruce the roller coaster ride operator.
The best blockbusters come in 3s. Sharknado is back for a 3rd bite on Syfy, July 22nd, 9/8c.
Anthony C. Ferrante will once again direct, based on an original screenplay by Thunder Levin. Sharknado 3 is a production of The Asylum.
When it aired last July 30, Sharknado 2: The Second One became Syfy’s most-watched original movie ever.
Source: ©2015 Syfy, a division of NBC Universal, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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