Yes, there will soon be an Anaconda 3 and an Anaconda 4. But that's not the most amusing news. According to Moviehole, the back-to-back cheapie sequels will star none other than (ready?) David Hasselhoff! Yep, the Hoff will be starring as the hero in a pair of Anaconda sequels. (Logic dictates that Dave does NOT get eaten by a giant snake in the third film.) Co-starring in Anaconda 3: The Offspring will be Crystal Allen, Zoltan Butuc and (who else?) John Rhys-Davies. (Damn, John, did you burn through that Rings money already?)

Both of the flicks are being shot in Romania by Don E. FauntLeRoy, the cinematographer turned director who has no less than threeSteven Seagalmovies under his belt. (So I'm guessing a pair of Anaconda sequels would actually be considered a promotion for Don.) And it looks like the producers are sticking to the old "search through a snake-infested jungle in search of something valuable" schpiel once twice again. As if you hadn't guessed by now, both flicks will premiere on the Sci-Fi Channel before settling onto dusty video shelves for the next 15 years.

The original Anaconda (1997) starred Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Eric Stoltz, Owen Wilson, Danny Trejo and Kari Wuhrer. The 2004 sequel -- Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid -- starred Johnny Messner, Morris Chestnut, KaDee Strickland and Matthew Marsden. So if Anaconda 3 and 4 star David Hasselhoff and John Rhys-Davies, then I'm guessing Anaconda 5: Big Snake Babies will star someone like Andy Dick and Skeet Ulrich.

Having said all that, I'll rent anything with giant animals and screaming victims. Monster flicks are my true Kryptonite.
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