The 2010 Roger Corman production Sharktopus has gotten a Chinese remake, and a trailer for the new film is now online
Back in 2010, legendary producer Roger Corman and his wife/producing partner Julie Corman teamed up with the late director Declan O’Brien – who is best known for making several of the Wrong Turn sequels – to bring the world the creature feature Sharktopus, which is about exactly what it sounds like it would be about. A shark/octopus hybrid that goes on a man-eating binge. That film received two sequels, Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda and Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf… and now it has been given the remake treatment. In China! A trailer for the Chinese remake of Sharktopus can be seen in the embed above.
Scripted by Mike MacLean and Stephen Niver, the original Sharktopus had the following synopsis: Aiming to create the U.S. Navy’s next hyper-weapon while fiddling with shark and octopus DNA, the visionary geneticist, Nathan Sands, comes up with a nightmarish prototype: the genetically enhanced “S-11” hybrid. However, after a botched attempt to harness the creature, the unstoppable beast escapes into the warm waters of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where unsuspecting tourists and unaware locals alike become its next meal. Now, the government wants the monster back, and former mercenary, Andy Flynn, along with Sands’ daughter, Nicole, and fisherman, Santos, seem to be the only ones cut out for the job. Can they stop Sharktopus, the underwater killer with the razor-sharp teeth and the tentacles of death, before it slaughters everybody in the seaside resort?
The film starred Eric Roberts, Kerem Bursin, Sara Malakul Lane, Hector Jimenez, Liv Boughn, Julian Gonzalez Esparza, Ralph Garman, and Shandi Finnessey.
The Chinese remake of Sharktopus was directed by Xu Shi-Xing and Hu Dong-Sheng. Michelle Ye, Luo Li-Qun, Chen Wen-Jun, and Lemon Li star. The film reached theatres in China on October 14th. International release plans have not yet been revealed.
What did you think of the trailer for the Chinese remake of Sharktopus? Are you a fan of the original film, and will you be watching this new version of the story? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
I don’t have a lot of interest in Sharktopus, but hearing about this remake reminds me that we were also supposed to get a new Piranha movie from Corman that was going to be made in Japan. That’s a movie I actually wanted to see, but it seems to have fallen apart before going into production.
Here’s some promotional art for the new Sharktopus:
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