If we’ve learned anything about natural disasters involving hybrid shark-infused tornados over two years and two made-for-TV movies, it’s this: Nothing can stop the Sharknado. Except, maybe, a labor strike.
Deadline is reporting that the third installment in the over-the-top franchise has been forced to halt production after 30-40 crew members voted to strike. According to the Motion Picture Editor’s Guild, the members are picketing for an IATSE contract, which would provide health and pension benefits.
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EW reached out to The Asylum—the production studio behind the Sharknado franchise—for comment on the current state of Sharknado 3, but a representative was not available to speak at the time.