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User avatar #1 - chasis (05/23/2012) [-]
They're called 'Mockbusters'.

Essentially, whenever a popular movie comes out, some low-rate, B-movie studio (such as 'The Asylum') brings out an extremely similar title in order to cash in on it.

Some examples include:

Snakes on a Plane -> Snakes on a Train
Alien vs Predator -> Alien vs Hunter
Transformers -> Transmorphers
Ratatouille -> Ratatoing
E.T. -> Mac and Me
#3 to #1 - anonymous (05/23/2012) [-]
Snakes on a Plane - release date (UK/USA) 18th August, 2006
Snakes on a Train - release date (UK/USA) 15th August, 2006

Assumption makes you look silly my friend.
User avatar #5 to #3 - flemsdfer (05/24/2012) [-]
Oh my god! It was out a whole three days earlier? They must have totally stole that original idea, and created that whole snakes on a plane movie in those three days. No way they came up with the idea first.
User avatar #4 to #3 - mads (05/23/2012) [-]
Snakes on a plane was marcketed on the internet for about a year before it came out. Enough time to make a mockbuster of it
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