Karen O'Hara, director of original movies over at SyFy, dropped some knowledge on her Twitter followers today regarding Roger Corman's latest picture Sharktopus.
"Eric Roberts will be playing the scientist who creates the unholy hybrid!" she writes.
Corman himself told us, in this exclusively interview, Sharktopus comes from "a company called Blue Water, which is under contract with the Navy. It is a bioengineering firm. Pirates or terrorists use small boats to attack different areas where the Navy officially cannot go, so they commissioned Blue Water to design a half shark/half octopus. There's something implanted in its brain they can control. The tentacles can overturn the boat and then the shark eats the terrorists."
Source: SyFy Movies