The official Ape vs. Monster trailer has released early as it was originally set for a May 3 premiere on YouTube.
Twitter account Kaiju News Outlet has our first look at the latest film from The Asylum that is clearly a mockbuster of Godzilla vs. Kong. As the trailer showcases, it’s all about a giant confrontation between two giant monsters as Ape and Monster go at it. The official poster for the kaiju film says it is going to be “the greatest of all time!” so expectations are clearly high. No release date or synopsis has been announced just yet.
Check out the debut Ape vs. Monster trailer below:
The first trailer for 'Ape vs. Monster' has officially been released. pic.twitter.com/aiMiVWDr9D
— Kaiju News Outlet (@KaijuNewsOutlet) April 26, 2021
The Asylum is famous (or infamous depending on who you ask) for producing low-budget films that parody blockbusters. For its standards, the CGI in Ape vs. Monster looks shockingly good. The Asylum is also set to release Aquarium of the Dead, The Rebels of PT-218 and Insect later this year. The studio is best known for being behind the Sharknado series of films.
The company has faced legal action over its films before, so hopefully Ape vs. Monster will actually see release. Its most recent legal issues came from its film Age of the Hobbits, which was forced to be renamed Lord of the Elves after receiving a restraining order from studios involved with The Hobbit.
Ape vs. Monster is expected to release later this year, while Gozilla vs. Kong is out now.