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Asylum Rekindles East Coast/West Coast Feud With 'Pacific Rim' Knockoff 'Atlantic Rim'

Written by Jeremy Shane on Wednesday, May 15 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

Asylum Rekindles East Coast/West Coast Feud With 'Pacific Rim' Knockoff 'Atlantic Rim'

Asylum, the studio behind such hits as Transmorphers, is putting the finishing touches on their next mockbuster: Atlantic Rim.

  Atlantic Rim creators Asylum don't understand the comparisons between their movie and Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim, and they're willing to fight to the end to protect their original and completely not ripped off property, much like they had to defend in the past against the mega-studios of Hollywood who don't understand that Asylum is simply a victim of bad timing and coincidence.

  "Our movie is about giant monsters crawling out of the Atlantic Ocean and attacking the Eastern Seaboard, forcing the US government to trust A.I. robots to defend the country. This is nothing at all like that other movie, where the monsters crawl out of the Pacific Ocean," a beleaguered Asylum studios executive pointed out. "It's a completely different ocean!"

  "We've spent literally days in pre-production on this film, so the insinuation that we've whipped this together hastily as an attempt to take advantage of Pacific Rim's popularity and your grandmother's lack of pop culture knowlege when she sees this in the $5 bin at the grocery store is absurd,"  the executive continued, hammering home Asylum's point in this imagined interview. "Atlantic Rim is much truer to the low budget nature that inspired these monster movies -  classics like Godzilla and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.  Del Toro's movie makes a mockery of the genre with it's bloated budget."

  "This entire situation reeks of corporate bigwigs in Hollywood trying to hold back indie movies.  We create Transmorphers, and Transformers comes after us; Battle of Los Angeles and Battle: Los Angeles rips us off; Paranormal Entity and Paranormal Activity complains. Now we are even being sued by makers of The Hobbit for our 'Age of Hobbits' movie," the teary-eyed executive said, a quiver in his voice. "What did we do to deserve this?  What's next?  The makers of After Earth complaining about our new AE: Apocalypse Earth film?"

  There have been stories claiming the title of the movie will change to From the Sea, even though it originally began filming in what is often known as the second Hollywood: Pensacola, FL under that name.  Whatever the title, they will go head to head against Pacific Rim this summer in this real life David vs. Goliath story.

Source: Bleeding Cool


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About the Author - Jeremy Shane

Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea.  Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California.  When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead.  Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim.  If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.


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