Alien Experience have done an interview with the assistant art director on AvP2, Andrew Li. There’s a lot of interesting stuff in it about the predator ship and the sewer set.
“I worked mainly on the sewer set and the predator spacecraft… We wanted to keep the sewer relatively small so that the aliens and predators would look very menacing and horrifyingly huge in the set… When we seen him wading through the sewer water hunting down the rogue aliens, he definitely looks VERY, VERY scary!!! For the spacecraft I built a physical model… We did not have a big budget for this set so we tried to put a lot of the money in the beautiful sculpted predator architecture of the ship…”
Sounds like we may see something like the Predator 2-style ship. He also hints that the film will carry on from AvP with the Predalien Chestburster: “For the Predator, we got a glimpse of their starship at the ending of the last AVP when we see one of their own lying dead on a Predator altar bed. We take cues from that design and ramp it up for our version of the altar bed and the Predator spacecraft. “ On the downside, this interview confirms my fears over the budget. Several times throughout the interview, the person mentions at how small the budget was. :undecided: