He’s photographed naked women for Roger Corman, made a movie called Mutant Vampire Zombies from the Hood!, helmed an Asylum mockbuster that spawned a major studio lawsuit, nearly made a mega blockbuster for a major studio, and, best of all, his name really is Thunder.
American Battleship Becomes American Warships; Syfy Unveils New Trailer for the Lawsuit-Spawning Mockbuster
It looks like Universal scored a few hits in its lawsuit against The Asylum over the American Battleship mockbuster but have thus far failed to sink its battleship. Instead the movie has been rechristened American Warships, and Syfy will still air it one day after Battleship opens in US theaters.
Just how worried are the execs at Universal that their mega budget Battleship movie might sink at the box office? Apparently they’re worried enough that they’ve actually filed a lawsuit against The Asylum over its American Battleship mockbuster.
The inmates at The Asylum must be in an extraterrestrial sort of mood of late what with their American Battleship mockbustering the blockbuster Battleship and the announcement of their newest found footage flick Alien Origins.
It was a month ago when word first broke that The Asylum is getting back to its classical mockbuster ways with American Battleship, the company's take on this summer’s mega budget board game-inspired Battleship. Now we have our first look at stars Mario Van Peebles and Carl Weathers on the set as they try to prevent intergalactic aquatic invaders from sinking their battleship.
Of all the upcoming blockbusters for The Asylum to do a mockbuster of, I commend the gutsy call made to ride the coattails of one that has already been the subject of much snickering and eye-rolling. Then again, they’re used to snickering and eye-rolling. But by hiring Sonny Spoon and Apollo Creed, their American Battleship already has the cooler cast.