Syfy has done it again! The channel has cast 1980s pop-stars Debbie Gibson and Tiffany in one of the network’s signature Saturday night original features. The network promises an epic battle between the former teen pop stars, who will co-star in Mega Python vs. Gatoroid.
Debbie Gibson will play a fanatical animal-rights activist who frees illegally imported exotic snakes from pet stores, sending them into the Everglades, where they grow to mega sizes. Tiffany will play an overzealous park ranger who uses dangerous methods to save endangered alligators. In the script, the pair are said to brawl at a party, then take matters outside into the swamp.
Both of the 80’s pop icons previously have been cast in Asylum/Syfy originals but the new project will mark their first project together.
Executive vp programming and original movies Thomas Vitale said the idea was hatched by Syfy’s creative team after Tiffany visited their office and said she always has wanted to work with Gibson; the media often portrayed the duo as rivals during their MTV years.
“They loved the idea of taking this perceived rivalry and having some fun with it,” Vitale said.
“Gatoroid” is produced by the Asylum. Mary Lambert (Pet Sematary) will direct from a script by Naomi Selfman (Evil Eyes). The project will begin shooting this month and air in 2011.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter