Sharknado Sequel Gets Inventive Title
Did you guys watch Sharknado? I did. I thought it was glorious. Mainly because I enjoy all shark-related crap fests. I don;t feel like it deserved the amount of attention it got. I mean, Sharktopus had so much more soul but didn’t seem to blow up social media near as heavy as Sharknado. I guess that Weather Channel demographic is bigger than we ever could have anticipated. But to the point, smack-dab in the middle of shark week we learn something that we didn’t even know we needed; the title of the forthcoming Sharknado sequel. Via Entertainment Weekly:
The Twitter-verse has spoken. And Syfy listened.
The cable channel asked fans to pitch names for the Sharknado sequel.
The winning title is rather perfect. Here it is:
Sharknado 2: The Second One.
“Since Twitter played such a huge role in the success of the original movie, we wanted to use that platform to ask our fans to name Sharknado 2,” says Thomas Vitale, executive vp of programming at Syfy.. “This response is another reminder of how Sharknado has become a pop culture phenomenon. We want to thank all our viewers for their wonderful contributions to keeping up the shark-mentum.”
The title was selected by Syfy from more than 5,000 submissions via Twitter.
Sharknado 2: The Second One, which like the social media smash original film will be produced by The Asylum, arrives July, 2014.
The. Second. One.
I think it might be time we reevaluated how much power we want to place into the hands of Twitter.