Mockbuster kings The Asylum are currently basking in the slightly disingenuous ray of glory following Syfy’s premiere of Sharknado. The film was instantly picked up by bored celebrities on Twitter and started to ‘trend’ across the world, giving many people their first glimpse at the work of The Asylum.
Not ones to miss their celebrity-propelled moment articles in THR and Variety followed and the Burbank studio was suddenly under a playful, if as I said – slightly snarky, spotlight. A sequel was rushed into production (Shark TOO-nami is my pick for the name) and it is fair to say that this is perhaps the studio’s golden hour.
While the stream of rip-offs (Atlantic
Here then are our 2013 Blockbusters which could have been, and may be yet to come…