If Godzilla vs. Kong didn’t settle the debate then certainly The Asylum’s Ape vs. Monster will.
The Asylum’s latest film is taking aim at Legendary’s latest MonsterVerse title Godzilla vs. Kong. The official poster for the kaiju film was released today and the marketing says it is going to be “the greatest of all time!” While no synopsis has been released, it’s pretty clear that a reptile-like monster and a giant ape will be duking it out.
If you’re unfamiliar with The Asylum, the indie film company produces low-budget films and often produces mockbusters that are based upon major blockbuster films. The Asylum is set for a busy 2021 with Aquarium of the Dead, The Rebels of PT-218 and Insect on its slate for this year. The studio is most famous for creating the Sharknado franchise and the Syfy original series Z Nation.
The company has faced legal action over its films before. 20th Century Fox threatened to sue the company over The Day the Earth Stopped for its similar title to The Day the Earth Stood Still. Meanwhile. Universal Pictures sued over American Battleship for infringing on Battleship and forced the film to be renamed as American Warships. Most recently, Age of the Hobbits was forced to be renamed Lord of the Elves after receiving a restraining order from studios involved with The Hobbit.
The Ape vs. Monster trailer will premiere on May 3 at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT.