The Lord Of The Rings. Nolan’s Dark Knight series. The Godfather. Star Wars (the ones that matter SO FAR). When you think epic trilogies, these are the names that usually come to mind, but as of July 22nd, Syfy hopes their most successful franchise will stand amongst such ranks.
Yes, writer Thunder Levin and director Anthony C. Ferrante have teamed up with The Asylum yet again to crash another swirling tornado of finned killers down upon America’s most iconic landmarks in Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, the third film in Syfy’s ridiculous hype-machine. Ian Ziering and Tara Reid return to battle Mother Nature’s cruelest nightmare as heroes Fin and April, along with a whole slew of celebrity buddies. Mark Cuban plays the current POTUS, Ann Coulter enlists as his VP, Jerry Springer shows up as a maniac tourist, David Hasselhoff will in fact be hassled by sharks – the list goes on and only gets stranger.
You can watch the first promo trailer for Syfy’s approaching super-storm above, which teases the numerous locations that will be destroyed in the process. From the Lincoln Memorial to Florida’s Universal Studios location, most of the East Coast will find itself at the mercy of Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! and its ferocious absurdity. While it looks just as silly as its predecessors, the sight of President Mark Cuban blasting sharks out of the sky with the shotgun does make me a tad bit giddy. Because he’s on the show Shark Tank. And he’s a business shark. Get it?!
It’s fair to say that Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! won’t be winning any new fans over, given how the clip only dives deeper into the low-budget antics The Asylum is known for, but maybe this latest sharks-out-of-water goofball might have a little more charm than the previous two. Syfy has had plenty of time to perfect their weather-meets-animal concoction – maybe this is the Sharknado film that’ll be worth its bite?
Or it’ll feature a cameo from that one guy in N*SYNC no one knew and he’ll play a lifeguard who probably gets kills. Wait. He IS in this movie? Playing a lifeguard? Who probably gets killed? Sigh.