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Posted: April 27th, 2012 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Universal Suing Asylum for "Battleship" Rip-OffSubmit Comment
The Asylum, a company that's behind cheap straight-to-DVD rip-offs like "Transmorphers" and "Snakes on a Train," are planning to release "American Battleship" on May 22nd, just four days after Universal Studio's big-budget "Battleship" is set to hit theaters.

Now comes word that Universal is suing, claiming that it spent over $100 million produce "Battleship" and another $30 million to market it in the US, and Asylum is trying to profit off that effort.

The studio went on to point out all the similarities, including the plot and posters. And since Universal is the exclusive film rights owner of the "Battleship" board game, it's suing not only to stop the release of "American Battleship," but also for unspecified damages.

"American Battleship" Trailer:


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Cinemaisdead writes:
on April 27th, 2012 at 9:24:53 PM

PUT THE c*ntS OUT OF BUSINESS!!
bandolero999 writes:
on April 27th, 2012 at 9:39:30 PM

at least Asylum hires washed up actors.better than putting Rihanna in a movie.
sm00th_eskimo writes:
on April 27th, 2012 at 9:48:32 PM

B/c universal's version will be so much better. Both companies can go f*ck themselves!
japaninmotion writes:
on April 27th, 2012 at 10:03:46 PM

I never thought i would root for the big guy. the art work looks the same plus the *sshole rental stores but the fake boxes next to the real ones and. I was in a rush and grabbed the asylums dark knight rip off. unwatchable. not just the story or acting but ive seen homemade porn with better video quality. I want know how much money they made just on accidental rentals. cuz that is the only way they can make money on this sh*t.
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japaninmotion writes:
on April 27th, 2012 at 10:06:15 PM

that being said....what does it say about hollywood that a piece of sh*t production company can make a movie with almost the same plot and story just by seeing the trailers and make it close enough for Universal to sue
minkowski writes:
on April 27th, 2012 at 10:36:27 PM

f*ck off Universal. It's called fair use, and you bunch of corporate fascist d*cks can suck a long one.

Asylum can even say their version is parody, which despite all the changes to copyright, like extending it for more than seventy years, people, companies even, have the right to produce loosely derivative works according to fair use.

Sure, Asylum is a bunch of no-talent retarded Uwe Boll clone parasites, but even they have rights, and you certainly don't either the concept or the word 'battleship'.
minkowski writes:
on April 27th, 2012 at 11:01:47 PM

+own.
pornfly writes:
on April 28th, 2012 at 2:53:34 AM

Thats like MINK suing the fake MINKs
We should all have the right to have the choice to be MINK

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Freudian_Nightmare writes:
on April 28th, 2012 at 7:32:25 AM

I'm betting Universal feels like they have a clunker in their hands and are trying to recoup their losses elsewhere. Because, believe me when I say, 'Battleship' is pure garbage. One of the worst films I've seen this year. And the only acting Rihanna did that was convincing was when she took a beating.
minkowski writes:
on April 28th, 2012 at 11:55:15 AM

I see pornfly is back into the hash again, and didn't share.
noneofyourbusiness writes:
on April 29th, 2012 at 12:15:27 PM

It doesn't matter, Universal. It's not gonna stop how much of a massive failure this film will be. I saw this film at a screening and I can honestly say it's worse than all three of the Transformers films.
Dre-EL writes:
on April 29th, 2012 at 4:34:51 PM

My guess is that Battleship sucks balls and they know it. There are trying to recoup money at asylums expense.

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