In news that might just be the best thing to come out of the ’80s since doorknocker earrings and skintight leggings, The Syfy Channel (We still hate spelling it like that, by the way….) has cast one-time pop rivals-turned-Playboy centerfolds Debbie Gibson and Tiffany in one of its Saturday night original movies.

Production begins this month on the campy cheesefest, titled Mega Python vs. Gatoroid.

The Hollywood Reporter sums it up like this: “Gibson will play a fanatical animal-rights activist who frees illegally imported exotic snakes from pet stores, sending them into the Everglades, where they grow to mega sizes. Tiffany will play an overzealous park ranger who uses dangerous methods to save endangered alligators. In the script, the pair brawl at a party, then take matters outside into the swamp…”

Both stars have cut their teeth on other flicks for Syfy, but the idea for this one was conceived after Tiffany told the network’s creative team has much she would love to work with Gibson, says Thomas Vitale, Syfy’s Executive Vice-President of Programming and Original Movies.

“In the script, the pair brawl at a party, then take matters outside into the swamp. They loved the idea of taking this perceived rivalry and having some fun with it.”

Mega Python vs. Gatoroid will debut next year.

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