Predators director, Nimród Antal, has spoken about the movie in a chat with ComingSoon.net. He talks about how he got the job to direct Predators, and about the cast. He implies they will be going practical for the Predator costumes as opposed to CGI. The Arnie cameo is still up in the air right now. One thing he does confirm is that the movie is being shot as a R-Rated film.
“So far, it’s been great, and I think that the fans who may have been underwhelmed by the last two AVP films, I think they’re in for a very pleasant surprise,” he told us tentatively when asked how it was going.
Since the movie’s title seemingly will include Robert Rodriguez’s name even though the Austin-based filmmaker isn’t directing, we were curious how involved Rodriguez was in the actual making of the movie. “Robert hired me, so obviously I’m very grateful for him giving me a shot. He is involved in the screenplay and we’ve had a lot of conversations, and any big decisions I want to make, I always speak to him about, but he’s been very gracious and he’s been letting me do my thing. He’s really let me perform and he’s let me dance, so again, I’m grateful to him for that.”
Thanks to JaredK21 for the news.
A new official video has been released by Sega. This shows interviews with various people who attended the event intercut with some new direct-feed footage from multiplayer. There’s a glimpse of the Runner alien too towards the end of the video.
You can download the video in HD here. Thanks to AMC_Duke, SelectedArt and Doomsday 1 for the news.
KGNB News has just recently posted up an article saying that Predators has done some filming at Lake Gorge:
“A little bit of Hollywood came to Comal County last week when a film crew from Austin used a portion of the Canyon Lake Gorge to film scenes for a new sci-fi thriller move coming to theatres next summer. Troublemaker Studios, a film company run by director and producer Robert Rodriguez, is currently in production of the next chapter of the Predator films, and after a month of filming in Hawaii, their next stop was Canyon Lake.”
So it isn’t going to be entirely green screen minus the Hawaii scenes as previously thought. Thanks to Pinkman for the news.
This has been a big issue for a lot of folk out there but Rebellion recently came out and issued a statement regarding dedicated servers for AvP:
“Despite rumours, Rebellion has always been planning to support dedicated servers for AvP PC and we can now officially confirm that this is the case. Rebellion has always appreciated fan support.”
This comes as a great relief for a lot of our gamers out there. You can check out the entire article here. Thanks to Doomsday for the headsup, as well as jaberwocky36 on the forum.
Those of you who read our EuroGamer report should remember that I mentioned DLC content was going to be tied into pre-orders. Well Sega recently confirmed this:
“Eager AvP fans who pre-order the game will each receive three character skins, including ‘SGT. Kaneko’, ‘Number Six’ and ‘Alien Head Predator’. Official descriptions follow…
Not too surprising as it seems to be the norm these days. The news originally comes from Games Pro. Also be sure to check out our thread for more promo images of the skins courtesy of resident games guru ikarop. Thanks to Carlp26 and ikarop for the news.
It’s been relatively quiet on news regarding the previously mentioned Blu-Ray releases for the Alien films. However Digital Bits has just posted up this little tidbit:
“We’ve reconfirmed with our studio and industry sources that the long-awaited Alien Anthology box set is on track for Blu-ray release sometime in 2010 from Fox, including all four films in the series, all of the Alien Quadrilogy DVD box set bonus content and substantial new, BD-exclusive material as well.”
Thanks to coolshow for the link.
Three short new gameplay videos have been posted up on Game Trailers.com:
All three videos are just over a minute long, editing in footage from the trailers and new gameplay footage from the single player campaigns. We see some new levels, the Predator’s spear (which can be thrown) and the flamethrower in action. Thanks again to AMC_Duke.
Update: The videos have been removed for the time being. You can still find them in the forum, I believe. There’s also a hands-on video over on G4TV which shows off a lot of new marine gameplay.
Another trailer for Alien vs Predator has surfaced, this one showcasing DirectX11:
It’s mostly pieced together from the marine and predator trailers with a long section showing off Dx11 and the tessellation details. Looks pretty cool. Check it out. Thanks to AMC_Duke for the news.
Game Informer recently posted up a short article regarding the status of Gearbox’s Colonial Marines:
“I’ll tell you this: We love Aliens. You guys know that. You guys did a cover story, you know how much we care about it. We’re working our butts off on it. I think when it comes, people won’t be disappointed, but right now it’s really not up to us to talk about it.”
I’m sure this’ll come as a relief to those out there who thought that Colonial Marines might be falling to the wayside. In the wake of Borderland’s release, I’m sure more resources will be put back onto Colonial Marines. Especially as AvP is drawing closer and Sega will be turning back to CM when AvP is out into the world. Thanks to Matt Mazzucco and AvPSpectrum for the news.
A recent draft of the Predators script has been leaked onto the forum earlier today. You may remember Latino Review gave their impressions of it in September. It’s the same script dated July 12, 2009 by Mike Finch and Alex Litvak. Read at your own risk…
The script is certainly not as good as Latino Review painted it out to be. Especially with these “Black Super Predators” which may as well not be Predators at all in my opinion. If you get past them, it’s an entertaining movie. The Predator dogs and falcons work pretty well in the script. There’s references to the first movie like “If it bleeds we can kill it” etc. The worst part is the alternative ending with Arnie which is just plain ridiculous. I’ll be praying Arnie declines the role. Thanks to Stringer_Pred for posting it.