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‘Attack of the Meth Gator’ movie teased following Cocaine Bear success

‘Attack of the Meth Gator’ movie teased following Cocaine Bear success

After the success of Cocaine Bear, another beast of a movie may be on its way

Cocaine Bear has proven to be a surprise hit at the box office - however, with success comes the inevitable imitation.

And that's where Meth Gator comes in.

The Asylum, who've mostly notably produced the classic Sharknado franchise, have teased that they will be creating a film in a similar vein to Elizabeth Bank's 2023 comedy horror film.

Teasing the bizarre flick, the film distribution company tweeted: "This is real! We're pumping the meth into Florida's fresh water reserves as we speak!"

And much like Cocaine Bear, Attack Of The Meth Gator would be loosely - and I mean loosely - on a true story.

In 2019, Loretto Police Department in Tennessee put out a plea on their Facebook page, after officers discovered a drug user trying to flush his meth down the toilet.

In a post, the police wrote: "Folks … please don’t flush your drugs m’kay ... our sewer guys take great pride in releasing water that is cleaner than what is in the creek, but they are not really prepared for meth.

"Ducks, Geese, and other fowl frequent our treatment ponds and we shudder to think what one all hyped up on meth would do."

Worst of all, the police warned, the meth could make its way to alligators who lived in the waters of North Alabama.

The post continued: "Furthermore, if it made it far enough we could create meth-gators in Shoal Creek and the Tennessee River down in North Alabama.

"They’ve had enough methed up animals the past few weeks without our help. So, if you need to dispose of your drugs just give us a call and we will make sure they are disposed of in the proper way."

A drug-fuelled alligator would certainly be a terrifying experience to witness, especially if it then went on a murderous rampage.

Police in Tennessee had warned residents that drugs flushed down the toilet could reach alligators.
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However, when approached by NBC News for his opinion, Kent Vliet, an alligator biologist from the University of Florida, was genuinely left stumped at the time.

Vliet said: "I've worked with alligators for 40 years, and I generally can answer any question someone gives me about them. This one's throwing me for a loop.

"I would guess they might be affected by it, but they tend to not react to drugs in the same way we do, and I don’t know if it would take a little or a lot to get an alligator to do something on meth.

"I think it’s a ridiculous notion. If you flush meth its going to be diluted."

Regardless of Vliet's cynicism, Meth Gator does sound like a pretty hilarious concept for a movie.

After such hits from The Asylum like The Fast and The Fierce and Titanic II, we can only expect good things should this film ever be released.

Featured Image Credit: Universal/theasylumcc/Twitter

Topics: TV and Film