If you thought watching a supersized shark take on an equally supersized octopus was entertaining, wait’ll you get a load of what the Asylum is cooking up for Syfy. Prepare yourself for … “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid”!
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that 1980s pop stars [artist id=”8106″]Deborah “Debbie” Gibson[/artist] and Tiffany will star together in the Syfy original Saturday night movie, to be produced by “Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus” studio the Asylum. Both Gibson and Tiffany have previously appeared in Asylum films — Gibson in “Mega Shark …” and Tiffany in “Mega Piranha” — but this is the first time the duo will appear in a film together.
Gibson will play an animal rights activist who specializes in freeing — what else? — exotic snakes from pet stores and setting them loose in the Everglades, where they, of course, grow to enormous sizes. Tiffany is set for the role of a park ranger who “uses dangerous methods to save endangered alligators.” The script reportedly includes a scene in which the two stars brawl, moving from a bar interior out to the muddy swamp.
The project apparently came about after Tiffany approached Syfy with the request that she and Gibson appear together in a movie, playing on their old pop culture rivalry. Gibson and Tiffany were never actually at odds with one another, but they were frequently portrayed that way by the media.
“Mega Python vs. Gatoroid” is set to start shooting this month. “Pet Sematary” and classic-Madonna-video helmer Mary Lambert will direct, with a script from Naomi Selfman, who wrote the 2004 horror flick “Evil Eyes,” starring Adam Baldwin, Jennifer Gates and Udo Kier.
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