Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! debuts on Syfy on July 22, 2015 and the film’s stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, and Cassie Scerbo joined director Anthony C. Ferrante and writer Thunder Levin at the San Diego Comic Con to talk flying sharks and the campy horror film franchise.
Director Ferrante said he looked at Sharknado 3 as the end of a trilogy, but there’s material for a fourth Sharknado film if Syfy wants one. “At the end of the day, take away all the sharknado stuff and what is the story going on and it’s about Finn and his family. So, yes, there is some sort of story going on in these movies. The first one is about this divorced guy trying to repair the damage with this family. The second one is about him kind of repairing the damage with his wife, and re-proposing to his wife. That’s why you have that love story at the end,” explained Ferrante. “We had all of these ideas of what’s going on with Finn and April, and the next logical progression is fatherhood and how can we reflect that. That gave us a chance to have Finn with his dad – which is David Hasselhoff – and Tara with her mom. It is a full meal of coming full circle of learning how from his past mistakes of being a crappy husband, a crappy dad to how do you become a real man. That’s really the arc…and then you have sharknadoes that destroy all of these cities.”
Asked how he makes Sharknado bigger each time, Ferrante said he crammed four movies into one movie. “Sharknado 3, literally we’ve crammed four different types of movies in there. We’ve blown the wad on three movies we probably could have done. We DC, we have Universal Orlando so we have theme park destruction. We have a roadtrip and we have another kind of cool thing toward the end of the movie that comes out of left field,” explained Ferrante.
Ferrante’s Sharknado female lead, Tara Reid, could not believe they’re actually on their third Sharknado film. “It’s universal. It’s successful all over the place,” said Reid. “Who knew? The chances of that to happen are like one in a billion. It’s incredible to be a part of this whole franchise and really that’s a credit to the fans. Without the fans this movie wouldn’t be what it was. Social media has made the film.”
Watch the full interviews with Anthony C. Ferrante and Tara Reid on Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!:
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