Remember The Asylum’s biggest hit ever, the internet sensation Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus (US-2009; dir. Ace Hannah)?
Who can forget it, right? It was a splendid example of a playful, tongue-in-cheek recreation of those extravagant, delightfully absurd giant monster films we enjoy so much — they may not be Art but are crafted to entertain the folk who get the joke. And there are lots of us. Many have been screaming for a sequel. One fan is quoted as saying: “If the Asylum doesn’t do a sequel to Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus, and soon, I’m gonna unleash my giant robot to stomp the lot of ’em into their own celluloid compost bin!”
Well, even though the Asylum on their website are acting dumb on the subject, take a look at this poster, spied by CNN in the Asylum’s booth at the recent Cannes Film Festival, and picked up by Horror-Movies.ca.
Yes, it’s the sequel we’ve all wanted, Mega Shark versus Giganotosaurus — the latter being some sort of over-sized T-Rex from the look of the poster art. [Note: we assume the name, with that Giganotosaurus spelling, means that it isn’t a Gigantosaurus, which is a real paleontological critter that doesn’t look at all like the one on the poster.]
Check out this cool picture of a GIGANTOSAURUS (not a Giganotosaurus) by Vincent Lynch (1862-1935) from Scientific American 1914 (source):
Note: I’m reliably informed by Justin M… that Giganotosaurus is also “a real species of carnivorous dinosaur discovered in 1993 in Patagonia and is the second largest theropod dinosaur after Spinosaurus.” He adds:
Giganotosaurus was featured in Jame’s Gurney’s second Dinotopia book, an episode of the BBC TV-series Primeval, and in the video game Dino Crisis 2.
So it’s already hit the big time! Check Justin’s comment below for the Wikipedia link.
As yet we know nothing about the film (apart from the obvious), but Kaiju Search-Robot Avery is threatening our contacts at the Asylum even as we speak. The big question is, what major bridge will Mega Shark eat this time?
While we’re at it, we noticed this:
“Man’s Most Powerful Weapon Versus the World’s Largest Creature”
Now, you just know a film by the Asylum based on the classic Moby Dick tale isn’t going to relate to the book all that much, but will up the ante on exploitation excess! Moby will be CGI big and wreck a lot of stuff…
Check out the CNN video report below: