Syfy and The Asylum have hooked and landed the official title and broadcast debut date for the third installment in the outrageous horror series. Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! will devour the planet on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at 9/8 C, with an international invasion in 86 countries around the world 24 hours after its U.S. premiere.
Filmed by returning director, Anthony C. Ferrante, this two-hour original movie follows in the wake of last summer's Sharknado 2: The Second One, which became the most-watched original movie in the channel's history. This time, the swirling shark scenario takes a bite out of Washington D.C. before turning its terrifying teeth on the Eastern Seaboard en route to sunny Florida.
"We wanted this third title to go boldly where no shark movie has ever gone before," said Chris Regina, Senior Vice President, Programming Strategy for Syfy [Disclosure: Blastr.com is also owned by Syfy's parent company, NBC Universal]. "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! embraces the larger-than-life irreverence that has made these movies so popular and entertaining."
On the kooky new title, producer David Michael Latt of The Asylum gives credit where it's due:
"The sharks and tornadoes get all the glory," he said. "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 stars Ian Zierring as Fin, Tara Reid as April and Cassie Scerbo as Nova, with appearances by David Hasselhoff as Fin's father, Bo Derek as April's mother and cameos by Mark Cuban as the president and Ann Coulter as the vice president.
How do you like Sharknado 3's fin-slapping new title, and will you be screaming "Oh hell no!" when the spinning shark attack strikes?