Utterly ridiculous Cocaine Shark trailer released and we can hardly bear it

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After the success of Cocaine Bear, it was only a matter of time until someone took the idea to new depths – and now it’s a reality.

B-movie production company Wide Eye Releasing has answered the call after plenty of film fans jokingly suggested Cocaine Shark as the perfect spin-off to Elizabeth Banks’ wild blockbuster, and the first trailer is utterly ridiculous.

The synopsis reads: ‘A mafia drug lord has unleashed a new, highly addictive stimulant on the streets called HT25, derived from sharks held captive in a secret lab, and which causes monstrous side effects.

‘After an explosion and leak at the lab, an army of mutated, bloodthirsty sharks and other creatures are set loose on the world.’

As well as Cocaine Bear itself, the new film also takes inspiration from New Zealand authorities revealing 3.2 tonnes of cocaine had been found in the Pacific Ocean.

The trailer itself looks absolutely barmy from start to finish, with charmingly terrible special effects including a shark with multiple limbs and other strange looking creatures terribly (brilliantly) edited in.

Yes, it looks like this is the titular Cocaine Shark (Picture: Wild Eye Releasing)

The birth of the Cocaine Cinematic Universe (Picture: Wild Eye Releasing)

The special effects are something else (Picture: Wild Eye Releasing)

There’s also plenty of overacting from the characters as you’d expect, and it looks like exactly the kind of over the top b-movie madness we know and love.

‘Sometimes cinema is just beautiful,’ wrote one fan on Twitter, while others dubbed this the dawn of the ‘cocaine cinematic universe’.

‘You don’t even know how excited I am for this,’ tweeted another fan, while a third person added: ‘This trailer is delightful in its low budgetness. The stop motion monster and anime effects are icing on the cake’.

Cocaine Bear has already inspired plenty of spoofs (Picture: Pat Redmond/Universal Pictures)

Hold our bear… I mean, beer.

Coming for your life this summer.

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— The Asylum (@theasylumcc) February 24, 2023

Others reckon we could have a last minute contender for the Academy Awards this weekend, as someone quipped: ‘Give this thing ALL the Oscars right now’.

The concept has captured the imagination, and Banks herself recently joked she was intrigued by the idea of making her own Cocaine Shark film after the incident in the Pacific Ocean.

‘I’ve seen that. If there’s a great story, then sure,’ she told People. ‘Jaws with cocaine? I don’t see how that loses.’

The CCU (it’s a thing now) looks set to expand soon too, with The Asylum, the studio behind the Sharknado franchise and many more B-movie classics, seemingly working on Attack of the Meth Gator.

What’s next, Never Smile at a Crackodile?

Cocaine Shark will be available on July 7 via digital and DVD.

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