ByKristin Lai, writer at Creators.co
MP Staff Writer, cinephile and resident Slytherclaw // UCLA Alumna // Follow me on Twitter: kristin_lai
Kristin Lai

First there was Sharknado, then Sharknado 2: The Second One, and last year we saw Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!. This year, Sharnkado is back again — because why wouldn't it be? — and it's harnessing the power of one of the greatest cinematic franchises for its title.

Today, NBCUniversal finally released the new title for Anthony C. Ferrante's latest project, Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. If you check your calendars you'll see that it's April Fools' Day, but according to The Wrap, this is no joke.

If there's anything we know about the bizarre Sharknado series, it's that it doesn't take itself too seriously, and this latest title reflects that. Perhaps the producers are hoping some of the massive $2 billion box office haul of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens will rub off on them.

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens takes place five years after Fin (Ian Ziering) and April (Tara Reid) once again helped rid the world of the deadly combination of sharks and tornados. The movie brings back franchise alums David Hasselhoff and Ryan Newman, and has also cast Gary Busey and former Sports Illustrated model Cheryl Tiegs.

'Sharknado: The 4th Awakens' will be released on July 31.

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(Source: The Wrap)

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