I've emailed and Tweeted people there at The Asylum, people who seem like they'd be people who make things happen, based on their job titles. I could be wrong. Who knows? But at least I've done it.
"Sharkosaurus Rex:" a pod of Great White extra large shark hybrids have come up from the Puerto Rico trench to feed off the Virginia Beach coast, terrorizing beachgoers at the local oceanfront. Working together, a San Diego oceanographer and a Virginia Beach marine biologist join forces with the US Navy to put a stop to the pod's killing spree, finding out along the way of what they are really up against: an ancient pod of Great White/T-Rex hybrids.
If I were casting it for The Asylum to film it for airing on Syfy, this is how I'd see the main cast members:
· Dr. Stephen Grant: he's former Navy turned Oceanographer, driven by his work since the recent death of his family in a drunk driving accident (Dean Cain)
· Dr. Amanda Smith: a hippy/Marine Biologist in her late 50s/early 60s (Arlene Sorkin)
· Mildred Hawkins: a senior aged woman on vacation with her family who captures the first known photos of the hybrids, seems sweet but a little on the sarcastic side (Cloris Leachman or Betty White)
· Commander of the USS Stout, Kelly: a hard nosed, by the book kind of leader (John Schneider)
· ETC McClure: helps Dr. Grant kill the hybrids as they attack the USS Stout (Wil Wheaton)
· Vanilla Ice and his DJ, Dirty Chopstix, as well as Virginia Beach personalities as themselves.
The caliber of the actors I've listed above are true actors, some of which have been in other shark movies The Asylum has produced. Plus, in watching as many of The Asylum films as I have (and trying to decipher any "formulas" that might exist for the films' storylines), I've realized there are lots of opportunities for cameos for other celebrities, and "Sharkosaurus Rex" would be no different.
There could be the opportunity to shoot a good portion of it here in Virginia Beach. It would lend authenticity to the film by having our oceanfront and our part of the US Navy's Atlantic Fleet featured so prominently. If a sharknado can destroy the Santa Monica Pier or batter the Empire State Building, my Sharkosaurus Rex pod can easily be made to destroy our fishing pier and attach an Arleigh Burke class of destroyer on the Atlantic Ocean.
Like the cut classics The Asylum has already created, I think "Sharkosaurus Rex" is a cross between the "Sharknado" films, as well as "2 Headed Shark Attack" (the size of the beasts), "Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies (mixing real people into unbelievable horrors) and "Mega Shark vs Mechashark" (throwing a bit of technology into the mix). I'd even go so far as to also compare it to aspects of "Super Shark" (giant primordial sharks) and "Jaws" (just for the gore factor).
Wish me luck, everyone. :)