Just in Case Sharktopus Wasn't a Good Enough Shark Fusion for You

February 19, 2010


The shark/octopus fusion of Sharktopus not do it for you? Then how about a shark with a T-Rex head, Johnny Picky? It's Dinoshark!

SyFy (yup) is producing the TV movie with Roger Corman (yup), who explained how beautiful the introduction to this beast will be:

"Global warming causes the glaciers to break apart," Corman explains. "We start the picture with real beautiful shots of the glaciers falling into the ocean. The unborn egg of the Dinoshark that has been frozen for millions of years is released."

God, both beautiful and scientifically sound; the perfect prelude to a dinosaur shark's arrival. But fans of Corman's previous dino[animal] efforts may be left questioning why we're moving on to a Dinoshark when Dinocroc left us with so many unresolved issues. The answer:

"Dinoshark," which debuts March 13, is a follow-up of sorts to Corman's "Dinocroc." Corman originally thought to do "Dinocroc 2," but Syfy executives discovered that, unlike theatrical audiences, TV movie audiences respond better to new-but-similar ideas more than direct sequels.

Ah, that's true. Like a nice wine, we should swish Dinocroc around a bit before taking another sip.

I wonder, though, Roger Corman, how would you compare the believability of Dinoshark to the believability of Sharktopus?

"'Sharktopus!' is more difficult because you can imagine a prehistorical crocodile like the Dinocroc, but there's no such thing as prehistoric half-shark, half-octopus," Corman said. "I tried to figure out how to do this."

The solution? The U.S. Navy has commissioned a group called Blue Water to genetically engineer a half-shark, half-octopus to help combat Somali pirate ships. Then things go wrong.

"It's fairly difficult to believe, but we only ask the audience to accept this one thing," he said. "After that, we take great care that everything else is logical from then on and is something that could happen."

Yeah, I guess it is sort of difficult to believe the Navy would deal with Somali pirates by inventing an unholy chimera composed of both shark and octopus. But so long as we get that level of logic and detail we've all come to expect from the producer of Supergator, Scorpius Gigantus, and, of course, Dinogator, I'm sure it will be fine.

(via Time Suck)

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