Sharknado Sequel Underway

Sharknado became a pop culture phenomenon earlier this year and went on to become one of the most successful SyFy channel original films ever.

The film has garnered enough attention and popularity to warrant a Sharknado sequel, which will be named Sharknado 2: The Second One, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The film was named via Twitter when the SyFy channel asked fans to suggest names for the sequel. 5,000 submissions were received.

“As of now, I don’t think they have a script. I know they want to shoot it in Manhattan,” said Ian Ziering, star of the first film in an interview with ABC News.

The former “90210″ star also said that he didn’t expect the film to do so well and that he mostly did the film for his daughters, knowing that he had to work to maintain his insurance through the Screen Actors Guild.

There have been reports that one of the films other big stars, Tara Reid, will not be returning for the sequel even though she didn’t die in the first film.

Sharknado has surprisingly managed to score some critical acclaim, holding an 81 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, with 16 reviews.

Sharknado 2: The Second One will debut on SyFy July 2014.