Ten years ago, superhero films and video-game films were both minor genres. You had your Batman Forever and your Mortal Kombat, but not much else. Both genres blew up in the 2000s, but superhero films won much bigger. For now.
One has the dream team of Orci & Kurtzman attached and the other, has robots? The Trek/Fringe writers have left Transformers 3, claiming they didn't have a solid story. They've moved on... to writing a vehicle for the View-Master toy.
Never mind the Asteroids movie... there just may be a movie being worked on that comes from an even less likely toy origin. Are they really making a movie based on Viewmaster?