Helping to start your Friday on the right horror/sci-fi foot, we're back with another round-up that includes major casting news for Sharknado 3, the first look at NECA's 25th Anniversary Dark Horse Comics Predator figure, and details on Syfy's miniseries adaptation of Robert Charles Wilson’s Hugo Award-winning novel, Spin.

Deadline reports that Ian Ziering & Tara Reid will reprise their roles as Fin and April, respectively, in The Asylum's Sharknado 3. The third entry in the "anything goes" franchise will be directed by Anthony C. Ferrante off a screenplay by Thunder Levin. The film makes its debut on the Syfy channel in July and will take place in Washington D.C. and other East Coast areas.

NECA unveiled the first look at their 25th anniversary Predator figure that replicates the elite alien warrior depicted on the first issue of the 1989 Predator comic book series from Dark Horse. Release details are forthcoming. Images via

Also in Syfy news, Deadline reports the network announced they have set writer Jim Uhls (Fight Club, Jumper) to pen the screenplay for the six-hour adaptation of Robert Charles Wilson’s 2006 Hugo Award-winning novel Spin, the first in a trilogy (Axis and Vortex round out the series). "The book centers on a young scientist trying to save humanity from the impending apocalypse of a mysterious, impenetrable cloud that has enveloped the entire Earth, blacking out the stars."

Source: Deadline
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