First of all – we have to inform you that Mike Mendez‘s upcoming sci-fi thriller Mega Spider (we already had a little chat about this project, remember?) now has a completely new title – Big Ass Spider. Why? Well, probably because the giant spider also has a giant ass, or something like that. Anyway, the good thing is that we finally have the first trailer for the whole thing, and, as usual – we definitely recommend you to check it out!
Mendez directed the movie from a script written by Gregory Gieras, which centers on a 50 foot tall alien spider who escapes from a military lab and rampages the city of Los Angeles. Then, the fun starts…
Surviving extermination by nuclear eradication, a horrible alien mutation in arachnid form is now growing at an exponential rate and making its way toward downtown Los Angeles. Hot on its spindly heels is a crack military unit with absolute authority, led by an obsessively driven commander and his beautiful but lethal sidekick. Unfortunately for them, this mutant spider has an array of deadly defenses including the ability to virtually disappear through camouflage. But the creature’s real adversary quickly turns out to be a hot-shot local exterminator armed only with cocky attitude, some fast one-liners and his homemade gadgets. Joining forces with the military team, this blue-collar hero sets out to exterminate what has now become a monstrous 10-story tall Mega Spider!
Big Ass Spider cast includes Greg Grunberg, Lombardo Boyar, Clare Kramer, Ray Wise, Patrick Bauchau and Lin Shaye, and the movie is set to premiere at SXSW on March 8th, 2013.
So, any thoughts about the movie, or what?