First Look Videos - Move Over Sharknado, and Make Room for Sharktopus vs. Mermantula!
Though he turned 87 years old just a few months back, Roger Corman is showing no signs of slowing down or maturing, and we absolutely love him for that. What's next for Corman?
Well, he's bringing one of his most popular mutant hybrid creations back, and he's pitting it in a fight to the death with a brand new monster that you'd only find in a film with the name Roger Corman attached to it. It's Sharktopus vs. Mermantula, folks, and we've got two sneak peek clips for ya below!
From the Press Release
Legendary filmmaker Roger Corman continues to fuel the cross-species mutant mash-up sci-fi genre with his latest feature, Sharktopus vs Mermantula.
The production, which wrapped shooting in the Dominican Republic on August 9, features beautiful actress Catherine Oxenberg (Dynasty, Acapulco H.E.A.T., Watch Over Me) playing the shady mad scientist whose quest to create the perfect man runs afoul when her experimental drugs transform a washed-up baseball player into the hideous and hapless half-merman, half-tarantula known as Mermantula. Meanwhile, Sharktopus has returned to terrorize the Caribbean location where the scientist and her Mermantula struggle with the transformative process.
Oxenberg’s real life husband, Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers, Watch Over Me) plays the affable local drunk Ray, who is engaged by a voodoo-practicing crime boss to collect a portion of Sharktopus for use in his nefarious rituals. Ray, grappling to retrieve a remnant of Sharktopus, gets caught up in the wild battle between Sharktopus vs. Marmantula, a disaster of monstrous proportions.
Mermantula is already a fan favorite, with Corman’s followers on Facebook and Twitter voting on the creature over other monster options from the iconic filmmaker. Corman can be followed on Twitter at @RogerCorman.
Sci-Fi and mutant mash-up fans can view the free teasers for the upcoming Sharktopus vs. Mermantula on Corman's Drive-In, a subscription channel on YouTube.
Corman recently launched “Corman’s Drive-In” on YouTube as part of Google’s new initiative offering viewers a variety of subscription-based specialty channels. Corman’s Drive-In serves as the online archives for the more than 400 films produced by Corman and his wife, Julie Corman. Fans of horror, science fiction, mutant monster mash-ups and more can subscribe to view a specific selection of Corman’s films each month, with titles rotated frequently to provide fresh entertainment offerings. The channel also serves as a platform for exploring new films from the Cormans that are currently in development and/or production, providing sneak peeks, behind-the-scenes and exclusive interviews with the Cormans and their creative teams and talent.
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