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"Sharknado" Star May Get Cut Over Money

By Garth Franklin Tuesday August 19th 2014 10:59AM
"Sharknado" Star May Get Cut Over Money

Actor Ian Ziering reportedly wants a bigger payday to return for a third film in Syfy's popular "Sharknado" made-for-TV movie series according to The New York Daily News.

It's unlikely he'll get it though. A source close to Asylum, which produces the films, says "They'll replace him, they'll replace (co-star) Tara Reid. They're not essential to the story. No one is. The sharks are graphics, and everyone else is replaceable."

Ziering hasn't signed his deal for the third film, which has been greenlit, and is reportedly banking on a huge pay increase following the ratings for the second one which first hit last month. Ziering was reportedly paid just over $400,000 for the first instalment - not bad for a project that took less than three weeks to shoot.

A second source for the paper says: "Ian did the work and is fantastic, but it's not 'Avatar'. The stars of the movie are the sharks, and they're not even real. Ian needs to be careful how he plays this. If he asks for too much, he will be the first victim to be cut. The network execs are worse than any shark."

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