Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, on why Asteroids: The Movie is somehow not one of our stupidest ideas for a movie:
"It's funny because people say there's nothing in the game, but that's not entirely right" he explained. "I was attracted to Asteroids, plain and simple, because I think what it tells you is that there's going to be this big thing in space."
"We've crafted a really strong, deep mythology for the thing. Without divulging too much about it, it's two lead characters - two brothers - who have to go through a seminal experience to figure out their relationship, against this huge backdrop."
Yeah, Lorenzo, that's funny how people say there's nothing in the game, when there's obviously the vague concept of "this big thing in space." How silly people are! Only you had the vision to realize the dormant potential within Asteroids to become The Darjeeling Limited in space, with asteroids.