It’s becoming apparent that America is smitten with cheesy giant killer animals flicks. Much like Toho reigned supreme over giant monster films, led by the legendary Godzilla, popular direct-to-DVD studio The Asylum is making a move for the throne of our current generation. What began with Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus has garnered so much success that it spawned a sequel, Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus. You’re beginning to see why these films are so much fun, right?
The Asylum makes no effort to mislead it’s audience, wearing it’s schlocky heart on it’s sleeve. The devil is in the details, they say, but with The Asylum, the details are all in the title. Having a long and still growing list of films under their belt, The Asylum now plans to add a third installment to the Mega Shark franchise, having officially greenlit production on Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark.
“The fan response to the Mega Shark franchise has been rabid,” said The Asylum partner Paul Bales. “In addition to a very persuasive online petition, we found that Mega Shark has taken on a life of her own. We’ve received photos of Mega Shark cakes, toys and games on a near-daily basis, and we thought it was high time she did battle with an iconic Mecha monster.”
The synopsis for Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark has the government releasing their top-secret Mecha Shark weapon to defeat the ongoing terror of the Mega Shark. Fans of the Godzilla franchise will undoubtedly recognize the similarity in theme to one of the most popular Toho creations, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. Who will prevail between Mega Shark Vs. Mecha Shark in a battle to save the planet?
Watch the trailer for Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus below, the movie that started it all!