Amazing the things you can find by complete accident when conducting a Google search. Like a Pensacola, Florida, news site spilling the beans about the cast and crew of the Asylum’s Pacific Rim mockbuster Atlantic Rim/From the Sea shooting in their area.
The reason for the two titles is because the film being reported on is clearly Atlantic Rim, The Asylum’s version of Guillermo Del Toro’s giant robots vs. giant monsters from beneath the sea mega-blockbuster coming this summer they initially announced last summer. Given some of the legal wrangling The Asylum has had to deal with in the year since, it might not be released with such a similar title when the time comes. The tentative working title is From the Sea; safe to say that won’t be the release title. I suppose they could retitle it something like Earth vs. the Giant Monsters, but I reckon they’ve got their hearts set on the title they’ve already produced artwork for.
Second unit director Paul Sinor told the Pensacola Digest of the film’s rather familiar plot: “The storyline is that these monsters come from the sea. The sea floor opens up and these things come out. They terrorize the East Coast from Miami to Washington D.C., and the good guys send them back packing.”
Packing, that is, with giant A.I. robots of course.
Jared Cohn, director of The Asylum’s first theatrically released feature Hold Your Breath, is the man in charge here. Dances with Wolves Oscar nominee and Twilight chief Graham Greene, “Baywatch” lifeguard David Chokachi, Naughty by Nature’s Anthony “Treach” Criss, and Jackie Moore of The Asylum’s surprisingly decent 100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck lead Earth’s robotic forces against the monstrous invaders from the sea threatening the East Coast.
The Gulf Coastal Florida cities of Pensacola and Perdido Key double for the Eastern seaboard of the United States. Shouldn’t this movie be called Southern Rim?
Seeing as how Pacific Rim is due in theaters July 12th, we should expect this Asylum version, whatever it’s called, just before or just after that release date.
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