SyFy's Sharknado: Tara Reid 'Rejected' From Sequel Despite Recent Rumours

Sources now say the only actor returning will be Ian Ziering

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Tara Reid may have teased reporters who quizzed her on whether or not she would be in the Sharknado sequel earlier this month, but new reports now state that the actress will not be involved in the upcoming movie.

According to TMZ, producers had a meeting this past week to discuss plans for the New York-based sequel and the only actor they want back is Ian Ziering.

Tara may have survived the massive shark attack in the first movie, but Sharknado 2 is not in her future, insiders "connected to the production" tell the site, but she did manage to reportedly bag $50k for part 1.

Despite the new reports stating that she won't be in the next movie, Tara recently told TMZ: "why not?" She went on to say the film is "so funny it's almost like a cult classic".

"I'm just so glad that people saw the humor in it that I did... because it's hilarious. This movie was so ridiculous, you know? Like it's almost so bad that it's good."

Tara will NOT be appearing in Sharknado 2, according to new reports (Photo: WENN)

Meanwhile, it's been announced that NBCUniversal have pushed the original movie's international release date forward whilst the "social media buzz" is still on a high.

Bosses have allegedly said that once the media coverage dies down, less people will want to actually pay to watch the movie, which makes sense - right?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie will see its Australian TV debut on Friday night, whilst the UK debut is set to follow on August 7, instead of the originally planned September airing.

"This one caught on in the Twittersphere, so we wanted to make sure it's [getting an international rollout] closer to the U.S. premiere," Steve Patscheck executive vp, global programming, said to the website.