HOLLYWOOD – Exclusive promo of Sharknado 3 featuring Ann Coulter has hit the internets this morning.

The Sharknado 3 poster is an obvious pastiche to Steven Spielberg’s Jaws and also hints that Ann Coulter’s role might be to play one of the sharks. This effectively halts speculation that Coulter was due to play a politician, or media pundit as first reported. The other guess was that she would play the wind that causes the Sharknado also looks unlikely.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is also due to guest star in the SyFy extravaganza which has been delayed due to union troubles. Director Anthony C. Ferrente also confirmed that stars Tara Reid and Ian Ziering will also be returning in the roles of April and Finn.

I tihnk people are going to be surprised at the direction we’re taking Sharknado. People have got used to it being a kind of ‘not funny enough’ comedy, with shitty cheap special effects and poor acting by actors who are poor. But we’re hoping to take this in a more politically relevant and serious direction. The presence of Ann Coulter as a political commentator shows how seriously we ought to be taken now.

There were reports that Terrence Malick was due to direct the latest installment but Ferente dismissed them:

We were in talks early on, but then I saw an early cut of Knight of Cups and I’m sorry but he blew it. Sharknado is a franchise which has certain requirements and I’m afraid Mr. Malick does not meet them.

Sharknado 3 will be broadcast in July.  

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