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'Sharknado 2' aims to have even more bite

'Sharknado 2' aims to have even more bite

If it's true that lightning never strikes in the same place twice, then neither does a sharknado.

For the sequel to last summer's surprise social media phenomenon, director Anthony C. Ferrante knew he had to take his low-budget sharks-in-a-tornado premise somewhere else — in this case, east to New York City. "Sharknado 2: The Second One," premieres July 30 on Syfy.

"The climax of the first 'Sharknado' took place in a parking lot and an alley in Van Nuys," Ferrante said. "With New York City we can take our little budget and use these great landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the Empire State Building."

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