SyFy’s upcoming original movie Sharktopus has picked up a director and a star. It’ll be directed by Declan O’Brien, who wrote and directed Rock Monster, my favorite B-52’s song. But who could star in such a challenging artistic endeavour? Eric Roberts. Of course.
Sharktopus (scheduled to premiere later in 2010) is about a research scientist (Roberts) and his daughter, who develop a secret military weapon—a hybrid shark/octopus that can be controlled by electrical implants. But when the controls break down, the monster goes on a killing rampage at the resort beaches of Mexico. [SciFiWire]
As for the banner pic, what can I say? It seemed like a good idea at 5 am. Which is probably also how this movie came to be.