Previously, you may have read Hannah Shaw Williams’ story on Sharknado‘s incredible poster. It was a long time ago – we kicked Shaw Williams out and changed the locks months back now – so let me cheaply reprise some of her copy.
A closer inspection of the blurb suggests that there might be more to the Sharknado than first meets the eye. According to the official synopsis, this is the plot of the film:
When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace. And when the high-speed winds form tornadoes in the desert, nature’s deadliest killer rules water, land, and air.
Sound good? Well, I’m here to tell you that Sharknado will premiere on the SyFy channel, at least in the US, on July 11th. Do the wave.
That screening is before Comic-Con… you don’t think they’re going to have a big panel and announce a sequel do you? Maybe they’ll get an actual shark in the PetCo Parking Lot or something.
The first images from the film popped up at The New York Daily News a few days back. I’ve been remiss in not posting them until now, but something tells me you’ll consider them worth the wait.
The first shows mainly sky. With a shark. The second shows mainly a parking lot. With a shark. The nado part of the title hardly seems to get a look in.
Dear lord, I hope those aren’t “before” and “after” reverse angles.
I think the first of the images features Aubrey Peeples. Also in the movie are Tara Reid, Ian Ziering and John Heard. You’d think the promotional images might focus on these stars but who knows who signed what.
SyFy’s VP of original movies Thomas Vitale can put the images in context for you:
These are not comedies. They have that outlandish, campy, over-the-top tone, but the people involved are real and want to survive. If you were in a situation where all of a sudden you have sharks falling from the sky, once you got over the insanity of it, you’d try to survive.
After its Syfy premiere, The Asylum will be releasing Sharknado on DVD and Blu-ray around the world. Don’t pretend you aren’t curious. Best case scenario, you’ll be able to hold out until I thrust the trailer on you.