As evidenced by the working title, this is the third installment of the Sharknado franchise starring Ian Ziering as Fin Shepard and Tara Reid as April Wexler who are forced to battle freak shark-carrying weather systems. For those of you unfamiliar with SyFy's made for TV Sharknado films, the first tells the story of a hurricane that hit Los Angeles and filled the city with sharks. Here is a 2 minute abridged version:
The second film sees our intrepid hero Fin travel to New York, only to have sharknado hit the Big Apple, including a devastating downpour of sharks that slams into CitiField, home of the Mets.
The success of the first two Sharknado films (based on money made and social media mentions not Academy Awards) spawned some imitators, most notably "Jersey Shore Shark Attack", staring a lookalike version of the Jersey Shore cast, Paulie Walnuts, Joey Fatone and Paul Sorvino. Needless to say, it's awesome.
While I can't guarantee that Sharknado 3 will be as good as JSSA, according to IMDB, it will have some interesting casting, including Mark Cuban as the POTUS, Ann Coulter as VPOTUS, and Jerry Springer in an undisclosed role.
This morning as filming got underway, another cameo performance leaked as Michele Bachmann was seen filming a scene in the district.
Former Rep. Michele Bachmann filming Sharknado 3 outside White House pic.twitter.com/IoGBJOaTb4
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) March 11, 2015
Hopefully she is a better actress than she is a counselor with her head-shaking "pray away the gay" programs. Actually, who am I kidding, she must be a fantastic actress since she somehow convinced some (not many, but some) people that she was a sane and viable candidate for President of the United States. Maybe she can convince us that sharknadoes are real.
Come to think of it, given the cast of this opus, maybe we would be better off as a country if there really was a sharknado. We can only hope.
Stay safe out there DC.