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Eric Roberts Joins the Cast of Roger Corman's "Sharktopus"

Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Eric Roberts will star in the highly anticipated new Syfy Saturday Original Movie Sharktopus, produced by cult movie legend Roger Corman, scheduled to premiere later in 2010.
Already the talk of the Internet, Sharktopus is about a research scientist (Roberts) and his talented daughter who develop a secret military weapon – a hybrid shark/octopus that can be controlled by electrical implants. But when the controls break down, the monster goes on a killing rampage at the resort beaches of Mexico.

Eric Roberts received Golden Globe nominations for his starring roles in King of the Gypsies (1978) and Star 80 (1983). He was nominated for the 1985 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the escaped convict Buck in the film Runaway Train. In 1987, he won the Theatre World Award for his Broadway debut performance in Burn This. His other starring roles included Raggedy Man, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Nobody’s Fool, Final Analysis and A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. He appeared in The Dark Knight as Sal Maroni, a Gotham City Mafia boss who hires The Joker (Heath Ledger) to killer Batman (Christian Bale). On television, Roberts has co-starred in the ABC sitcom Less than Perfect, along with guest appearances on Heroes, CSI: Miami, Law & Order: SVU and The L Word.

Roger Corman, who received an Honorary 2010 Oscar, is the legendary director and producer of numerous low-budget cult classics, among them It Conquered the World, Teenage Doll, The Little Shop of Horrors, House of Usher, Pit and the Pendulum, Premature Burial, The Raven, The Masque of the Red Death, The Wild Angels and The Trip.

Corman is also credited with opening the door to a number of young filmmakers including Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Jonathan Demme and Ron Howard.

Sharktopus is produced by Roger Corman and Julie Corman, and directed by Declan O’Brien (Wrong Turn 3, Cyclops, Monster Ark, Rock Monster).

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EdGross
3/11/2010

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11 Comments

this........movie..........looks........AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
superdog - 3/11/2010, 8:53 AM
Bizarre, too, doesn't it? Hey, Dinoshark airs on Syfy this Saturday.
EdGross - 3/11/2010, 9:30 AM
yeah i saw a commercial for that too. i love the scifi monster movies. hey ed, bought my copy of abraham lincoln vampire hunter yesterday. ill probably finish in a few weeks and write a review. would never have known about it if not for this site. thanks.
superdog - 3/11/2010, 9:32 AM
This looks interesting to say the least. Gotta love Corman and Roberts though! I hope we see a trailer in the near future.
DCF - 3/11/2010, 9:54 AM
I may be interviewing Julie Corman today about Dinoshark. Stay tuned!

Glad the site helped, Superdog. I have to say, I am THRILLED with everybody's contributions. I was told today that traffic is up 195% on the site, which is pretty cool for two weeks. It's really thanks to all of you guys.
EdGross - 3/11/2010, 10:20 AM
ed@ it seems like the cbm cite is turning a little ugly for me. all the cap articles are filled with people sniping at eachother and making rude comments to eachother and about the actors, its all negative. then i go on a smallville article today and its all the same stuff about how crappy it is and how stupid people are who watch it. its gotten real negative over there so ive been coming here more often cause its more what im looking for. cool articles with honest discussions and cordial debates. its unfortunately getting too negative for me over there.
superdog - 3/11/2010, 11:28 AM
Hey, Superdog, believe me, I get very frustrated when I post a story — and remember, this is usually an interview I've gone out and conducted, so I look for feedback, whether good or bad — and the responses generally have nothing to do with the story at all and it usually degenerates into what you're describing.

It's my sincere hope that even as Earths Mightiest gets bigger and more popular, that things will remain as you're describing. Truthfully, I'm enjoying the hell out of working with all of you guys to turn this site into something really special.
EdGross - 3/11/2010, 1:50 PM
Hey, Superdog, believe me, I get very frustrated when I post a story — and remember, this is usually an interview I've gone out and conducted, so I look for feedback, whether good or bad — and the responses generally have nothing to do with the story at all and it usually degenerates into what you're describing.

It's my sincere hope that even as Earths Mightiest gets bigger and more popular, that things will remain as you're describing. Truthfully, I'm enjoying the hell out of working with all of you guys to turn this site into something really special.
EdGross - 3/11/2010, 1:51 PM
yeah. i mean i like to occasionally put up the funny picture and look at the half naked women. some of the joke stuff doesnt bother as much, but the negative stuff does. when you call someone names cause thier opinion is different, or you go on an article just to bash what its about thats just stupid and is for the sole purpose of being a jerk and pissing people off. if you dont like smallville dont go on thier to say how bad it sucks, same with captain america picks and everything else. its material that i enjoy reading about and discussing....but not argueing and spewing anger. not to sound all high and mighty but its a little childish for me sometimes.
superdog - 3/11/2010, 2:23 PM
Nice find Ed! I too, love CBM but get very frustrated. I don't like having to sift through crap to have an actual conversation. I've known about this site for a while, but most of the time I have come here, there wasn't much participation. I'm glad it seems to be picking up!
Bamf7 - 3/12/2010, 9:22 AM
This is an another great movie from Roger Corman. The Pit and the Pendulum is one of my favorite creations of him. I haven't seen Cyclops but I already included it on my list. Cyclops are one-eyed thing or creatures right? Oh well, I made it sure because I read that there is a Mexican fisherman who discovered a Cyclops shark within the tummy of a pregnant dusky shark he found off Cerralvo Island in the Gulf of California. Here's a proof: Extremely rare Cyclops shark discovered off Mexico. Fisherman Enrique Lucero León saw it, but he still does not accept it.

WilliamH - 10/18/2011, 1:09 AM

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