Two nature-run-amok franchises that got their start in the '90s and expanded on the direct-to-DVD market are going to clash. ShockTillYouDrop.com has learned that shooting will begin soon on Lake Placid vs. Anaconda.
The Lake Placid series kicked off in '99 with a film directed by Steve Miner and written by David E. Kelley. Three sequels followed. Anaconda, meanwhile, kicked off a few years earlier in '97 with a film starring Jennifer Lopez and Jon Voight. Again, three sequels swam in its wake.
Although both films began at different studios (the former at Fox, the latter at Sony), somehow both properties became Sony direct-to-DVD titles and instant Syfy original premieres.
Cameras roll on Lake Placid vs. Anaconda in early December in Bulgaria.