From the producer:
" 'Asteroids' connotates a large-scale experience, so the challenge, which was great, was 'Okay, so how do you get a mythology that will support that?We really went after a mythology on the level of Star Wars and we'll see if we succeeded or not but it's not a simple thing of the asteroids are going to hit the earth. "
Yes... exactly what Asteroids: The Movie needs. A super deep mythos. At what point does this become "Generic Space Movie that happens to have Asteroids (and a triangle ship)"