Monster vs Monster: the Asylum is Listening!

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.

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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.]

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Check out this cool picture of a GIGANTOSAURUS (not a Giganotosaurus) by Vincent Lynch (1862-1935) from Scientific American 1914 (source):

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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:

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“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:

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7 Responses to Monster vs Monster: the Asylum is Listening!

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  2. Horror Books says:

    They could easily fear of a monster in their own room. Horror Books

  3. Justin says:

    “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.”

    Actually Robert, Giganotosaurus (pronounced “JYE-ga-NO-toe-SORE-us”) is a real species of carnivorous dinosaur discovered in 1993 in Patagonia and is the second largest theropod dinosaur after Spinosaurus.

    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.

    A replica of the skeleton can be seen at the Australian Museum in Sydney.

    For info here’s Giganotosaurus’ wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giganotosaurus

  4. Robert Hood says:

    Justin, thanks for that info. Amazing. I don’t think the real one is big enough to deal with Mega Shark.

  5. Justin says:

    “Justin, thanks for that info. Amazing. I don’t think the real one is big enough to deal with Mega Shark.”

    No problem, happy to help.

    And seeing how “Mega Shark” is definitely more than a simple prehistoric Megalodon – who couldn’t eat bridges or snatch planes out the sky – I’m sure the Asylum will turn Giganotosaurus into some kind of Godzilla-size menace with equally crazy abilities, maybe even fire breath.

  6. Tim says:

    I find it hard to believe you haven’t seen Primeval, Robert. 🙂

    • Robert Hood says:

      Don’t worry, Tim. You don’t have to abandon all your beliefs. I’ve seen Primeval — all three seasons. In fact the DVDs are right here on the shelf next to the computer. I just didn’t remember hearing the name of the dinosaur in question… even though, I might add, the Giganotosaurus is on the cover of Season 3! I must be getting old.

      And while we’re on the topic, Wikipedia says that “Filming for series 4 and 5 of Primeval started on 22 March 2010 and is due to finish in November 2010, with January 2011 set as the new series 4 airdate. Filming for Series 4 was confirmed to have finished filming on June 25th, with filming for Series 5 starting immediately.” So that’s great news!

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