A week and a half before Kenneth Branagh’s Thor hits theaters on May 6th, The Asylum will be releasing their own direct-to-DVD Thor mockbuster starring Richard Grieco as Loki and Cody Deal as Thor. You may remember Cody Deal for such roles as Strip Club Patron (uncredited), Roman Soldier at Caesar’s Palace (uncredited), and Egyptian Guard (uncredited). The sure-to-be-fantastic movie is titled Almighty Thor, and the director is Chris Ray, who also directed Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus. There aren’t any mega sharks in this one (well, probably not), but there will be a hammer at least:
When the demon god Loki destroys the fortress of Valhalla and steals the Hammer of Invincibility, only the young hero Thor can protect Earth from armageddon. [official synopsis via BleedingCool]
And you know that storyline will be great because this is written by Eric Forsberg, whom the official website incorrectly lists as Erik Estenberg — always a good sign. Forsberg also wrote Mega Piranha, 30000 Leagues Under the Sea [that’s ten thousand more leagues than the original, so you know it’s better], Snakes on a Train [because planes are so passé], and War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave [the aliens discover antibiotics?].
As bad as all this sounds, Richard Grieco steals Mjöllnir. Hell yeah I’m watching this.