Believe it or not, Lake Placid vs. Anaconda is a real motion picture that reportedly begins filming next month. The folks at SyFy were way ahead of their time.
In an attempt to capitalize on the B-movie boom that followed the release of Sharknado earlier this year, Sony Pictures is combining two previously unrelated franchises into one low-budget extravaganza. The flick should arrive on at some point next year.
According to Worst Previews, Lake Placid vs. Anaconda will bypass theaters and arrive directly on DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, and digital download. The unexpected monster movie mash-up will shoot in wilds of Bulgaria this December.
Although details about the plot are virtually non-existent at the moment, it doesn’t take a high IQ to figure out what’s going to happen in this flick. Regardless of who Sony Pictures gets to star in this thing, B-movie aficionados can expect a giant snake to square off against a giant crocodile. That’s pretty much a given.
Shock Till You Drop points out that Lake Placid and Anaconda were originally released by two different studios. Sony Pictures handled the giant snake movie while 20th Century Fox tackled the enormous crocodile epic. However, Sony reportedly put Lake Placid vs. Anaconda together.
Starring Jennifer Lopez and John Voight, director Luis Llosa’s Anaconda tells the story of a National Geographic film crew and their encounter with an enormous snake with a hankering for human flesh. Owen Wilson and Ice Cube also appeared in the 1997 creature feature.
Lake Placid, meanwhile, arrived back in 1999 courtesy of Friday the 13th Part 2 director Steve Miner. Written by Ally McBeal mastermind David E. Kelley, the flick followed the adventures of group of people who must contend with a giant man-eating crocodile. The movie starred Bill Pullman, Oliver Platt, and Bridget Fonda.
Although Anaconda and Lake Placid were originally released theatrically, all of the sequels headed direct-to-video. Given that incredibly cheesy low-budget monster movies are all the rage at the moment, it’s not surprising that Sony Pictures is looking to cash in on the craze with this sort of goofy, tongue-in-cheek mash-up.
This isn’t the only creature feature combo that’s currently looming on the horizon. The Inquisitr previously reported that Sharktopus vs. Mermantula should arrive next year. Sharknado 2 is also scheduled to hit in 2014 as well. B-movie nerds rejoice!
What do you think about Lake Placid vs. Anaconda? Are you looking forward to Sony Pictures’ upcoming monster movie mash-up?
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