'Sharknado' Creators Prepping 'Elvis Lives' Movie
If you ever wondered what the world would be like if Elvis Presley was still alive and fighting crime, then the creators of Sharknado are right there with you. The Asylum studio, the mad geniuses who've given the world three campy movies about deadly flying Selachimorphas, are moving into truly terrifying territory with AXS TV's first made-for-TV movie, Elvis Lives!
According to a release from AXS announcing the project, the special will posit a world where the King is alive, and using that honorary badge President Nixon gave him to battle the bad guys. "With Elvis Lives! we intend to do for the life of Elvis Presley what Sharknado did for flying sharks,” Asylum president David Rimawi said.
The short story goes something like this: Plagued by a heavy drug addiction and his failing voice, The King is desperate to make things right with himself, his deceased brother, and God. His attempts to get back on track are thwarted, however, after he helps the cops bring down a powerful crime syndicate—putting his family in danger and sending him on a journey that will change his life forever.
AXS TV president and NBA team owner Mark Cuban sounds pretty psyched about the whole thing, which is now in pre-production, with no casting announced yet. “When the decision was made to develop AXS TV’s first original made-for-TV movie, I knew I had to get The Asylum team involved because it was a great experience working with them on Sharknado 3,” Cuban said. “They’re the perfect fit to bring this wild ride to life as we celebrate the life and legacy of the the King’s reign, crafting a unique and original storyline that explores the well-known conspiracy theories and allows our viewers to form their own conclusions.”