Reviewed by The Foywonder Starring Barry Bostwick, Renee O'Connor, Matt Lagan, Adam Grimes, Dean Kreyling Directed by Trey Stokes
The shopping season starts early if you have a gamer who is also a horror fan on your chopping list. On Tuesday, Namco will release the much anticipated Splatterhouse on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles.
I'm not sure what Herman Melville would think if he were alive today and saw the trailer for The Asylum's 2010: Moby Dick. He'd probably be more upset to know that whaling is predominantly outlawed and frowned upon by modern society. He'd probably also be tickled to see the guy from MegaForce hamming it up as Captain Ahab.
I hadn't intended to write another article about The Asylum's forthcoming take on Moby Dick so soon after an article mentioning it along with several other upcoming Asylum genre offerings, but since they've now put out artwork and some production stills and other sites have picked up on it, might as well...
When we first watched Night Watch, we knew then that director Timur Bekmambetov was someone to keep our eyes on. It just took a little while for the rest of the world to catch up, but now that they have ... wow, this dude's plate is FULL! Speaking of which ...
Once notorious for making mockbusters of major motion pictures, now it appears The Asylum has found a new niche making ridiculous b-movies. You have to be embracing absurdity if you're releasing a movie called Titanic II and following it up with a modern updating of Moby Dick that involves a high-tech sub and a prehistoric monster whale.
There was a movie about a decade ago called Hijacking Hollywood that featured a movie-within-a-movie that was a soulless, megabudget, Hollywood special effects extravaganza version of Moby Dick. Now here we are ten years later and that in-joke is about to become a reality.