Eric Roberts Will Star in a TV Movie Called ‘Sharktopus’

At least Roger Corman is directing. Project hits Syfy later this year

He’s been nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe, but now Eric Roberts’ filmography will be complete: He’s starring in the Roger Corman telepic "Sharktopus" for Syfy.

The cable network announced the casting Thursday. Roberts will play a research scientist who, along with his daughter, develops a secret military weapon: A hybrid shark/octopus that can be controlled by electrical implants.

"But when the controls break down, the monster goes on a killing rampage at the resort beaches of Mexico," Syfy promises.

"Sharktopus" will premiere later this year.

Roberts snagged Globe noms for "King of the Gypsies" and "Star 80"; Oscar came a-knockin’ in 1985 for "Runaway Train."

More recently, the actor was in "The Dark Knight" and starred in the ABC sitcom "Less than Perfect."