Mike Mendez‘s (The Convent, The Gravedancers) Mega Spider is looking great and from the photo, they are going big. Mega Spider is hitting the city big like King Kong did. Fighting the huge 10 story spider beast are Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Alias) and Lombardo Boyar (The Bernie Mac Show), who star as Alex, an exterminator, and Jose, his security guard sidekick, respectively. These misfit heroes team up with an elite military unit that includes genre vets Clare Kramer (The Gravedancers) and Ray Wise (X-Men: First Class, Twin Peaks).
Mike Mendez explains how he got caught up in the Mega Spider’s webs: "The script was hilarious, and as we got into the creature design and the casting, we had one objective in mind: fun! I love the tone of this movie and think audiences are going to have a wild time."
Synopsis: 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! (2013)
Synopsis: A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampage the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.
Directors: Mike Mendez
Genres: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Writers: Gregory Gieras
Producers: Shaked Berenson, Patrick Ewald, Sarah Gyldenvand, Uri Levanon, Erik Olson, Travis Stevens, Klaus von Sayn-Wittgenstein
Musicians: Ceiri Torjussen
Editors: Mike Mendez
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