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'Sharknado' sequel to take a bite out of the Big Apple

Published July 17, 2013 12:31 pm

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It's "Sharknado," with a twist: This time the flying sharks are taking on the East Coast.

Syfy announced a 2014 sequel to its purposely campy "Sharknado," an Internet sensation last week in which a tornado of sharks defied basic physics and any sense of creative professionalism to terrorize Los Angeles.

The network would only say that the sequel will be set in New York City, and that fans can subtitle the movie in a Twitter contest, tweeting to @SyfyMovies using the hashtag #Sharknado.

The original disaster film was viewed by 1.37 million and trended feverishly on Twitter, generating nearly 5,000 tweets per minute at its peak.

Earlier this week, Syfy announced the premiere of "Ghost Shark," a movie about a great white shark that seeks revenge on the human race after it is tortured and killed ­— yes, killed — by a fisherman. That will air on Thursday, August 22.