Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! has had it’s first airing, but the fin-filled franchise is set to keep rampaging on with confirmation that a fourth film is looming on the horizon.
Oh hell yes! Another film about sharks flying out of tornados and eating people is happening. Who’da thunk it, eh? Not even the cast expected it, with the three films already having proved quite the shock: “We never thought there’d be a one, two, never mind a three,” star Tara Reid joked to RadioTimes.com earlier this week about the straight-to-TV hit.
It’s hardly surprising that Syfy want to keep things spinning, though. Sharknado regularly pulls in the channel’s highest viewing figures. In 2013 the first film drew four times the usual ratings seen on Syfy UK, even sinking Jaws to become its biggest movie showing of the year. The second instalment – aptly titled Sharknado 2: The Second One – resulted in one billion Twitter impressions. So why mess with a winning formula?
Having said that, Ms Reid has some ideas on changing things up for the fourth: “We’d have to go overseas. I would love to come to the UK. That would be amazing,” she said, hoping that for the first time yet the film would leave the US. Yes, we’ll start stocking up on the chainsaws now.
But fans have got some work to do to actually keep Reid in the movie. Her character April, fresh from chainsawing her way out of a shark, is stuck in a will-she-won’t-she live or die moment at the end of this third outing. Oddly enough it’s not down to the shark, but rather a falling piece of space ship. Of course. This is Sharknado.