Edging closer to Shark Week and the premiere of Sharknado 5: Global Swarming on Syfy (August 6th) got me thinking: “What happened to that other flying shark movie that was in the work?” If you’ve been in horror for a minute like I have, you may remember a lot of buzz surrounding a Kickstarter project for Sky Sharks, a film that didn’t just feature flying apex predators; these leviathans are piloted by Nazi Zombies! I dug up the proof of concept trailer from back in the day. Have a look and tell me if this doesn’t look fantastic!
Official Synopsis: Deep in the ice of the Antarctic, a team of geologists uncover an old nazi laboratory still intact where dark experiments had occurred. In order to conquer the world, the Nazis created modified sharks who were able to fly and whose riders are genetically mutated, undead super-humans. A military task force called “Dead Flesh Four” – reanimated US soldiers who fell in Vietnam – is put together to prevent world downfall.”
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First stop on my search for an update was IMDB where I was stunned by what I discovered. If the information on Sky Sharks page is to be believed, the beasts will be taking flight on September 1st. That’s about 6 weeks from now. What’s more, the film’s star in none other than horror icon Tony Todd; no stranger to genre fans, Todd featured prominently in the Final Destination and Hatchet franchises, and became synonymous with Candyman, the titular anti-hero created by Clive Barker and Bernard Rose in the 1990s.
A dash over to Todd’s IMDB page seems to confirm his participation in Sky Sharks, which is currently listed as in post-production. I found a more recent trailer that absolutely includes Tony Todd—although you have to wait until the final seconds to see him. Check it out:
Sky Sharks is written and directed by Marc Fehse and also stars Naomi Grossman, Amanda Bearse, and Robert LaSardo (who you can see in the first trailer).
I’ve reached out to Todd for confirmation on Sky Sharks’ release and will bring you updates when I receive them. The only information I could gleam from the film’s official website is that Sony expressed interest in distributing it but, try as I might, I couldn’t find any confirmation. Still, I can’t help but feel like Sky Sharks is the flying shark movie we should really be looking forward to (no offense to Ian Ziering & Tara Reid). What do you guys think?