NECA has finally gotten around to adding AvP Requiem to their ever expanding list of franchise licenses. Not only that but we’ve also got a new picture:
At the moment, there isn’t much on AvPR’s page, only a little page on the Alien Warrior figure. Expect more pictures in the upcoming month. Thanks to Tangent for spotting the picture.
Update 20/10/07: NECA have released a lot more pictures on their site.
With the release of Aliens Steel Egg, Predator Flesh and Blood and the second omnibus in the AvP series, it’s been quite a month for Dark Horse. They recently updated their website with the profile page for the 3rd volume in the Aliens omnibus series:
“Aliens Omnibus Volume 3 collects complete story arcs of Rogue by Ian Edginton and Will Simpson, and Labyrinth by Jim Woodring and Kilian Plunkett, and the acclaimed tale “Salvation,” written by Dave Gibbons and illustrated by the incomparable Mike Mignola.”
Volume 2 of the Aliens series is due out in December and this one is due out in March next year, a month after the second Predator Omnibus. You can check out Dark Horse’s profile page here.
IGN has released a preview for the PSP due out next month. It talks about the same old, same old – honor system and etc – but there’s some cool stuff in there:
“And then there’s the issue of why the game is a PSP exclusive. “It was basically a matter of logistics,” explains Jones, “we have a strong heritage with the PSP and have done a number of successful titles such as Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron”. While the latter is true enough, ‘logistics’ may refer to the typically suffocating dev time given to a studio working on a Hollywood license. “
Personally, I’d been wondering just why the game was PSP exclusive. It talks a little about the multiplayer mode and a skirmish mode – Survival Mode. But what stuck out to me was the mention of the difference between the story of the game and the actual film. Be sure to read the entire thing. Thanks to bloodjigsaw for the news and to SiL for helping me out.
The next issue of Fangoria – which was due out October 23rd but was released early in some places – featured a few new pictures:
The other two pictures are of Buddy Benson, played by a Vancouver actor, Kurt Max Runte being face hugged. And the last is of a face with prosthetic made up like it’s being melted by acid. I’m not sure if it’s the same actor/character from the red band trailer.
As well as the pictures, the issue featured an interview/article but apparently didn’t say much new. You can view the rest of the pictures in our forum. Thanks to Uncanny Antman for scanning these images.
If you’ve been following our forums, for a good part of today a number of our members have been raving over the recent issue of Toyfare, a magazine dedicated to figures and etc. This was for a good reason:
For the most part, it’s an interview which talks about the detail in the sculpts and on the license. However, it did also mention something about the new figures coming out. Wave 1 will contain the Alien warrior and the Predalien plus a variant Predalien.
Wave 2 will be out next next year and will be 3 variants on Wolf. Turns out NECA also have the license to do Alien figures, a photo of the prototype sculpt can be seen in the article. Thanks to Demonio Cazador, I’ve uploaded some scans of the article onto the forum for all.
Update: Scans can be found on the next page.
Anyone remember the AvP2 wall calendar that was posted on our forums sometime early this year? The one that used the old AvP poster for it’s image. Well, guess what? It’s been updated:
As you can see, it shows off the extra tusks on the Predator’s mandibles plus some of the quills that ADI use to show age in Predators. Personally, I doubt it’s a correctly lit picture of the Predator though. You can view at a larger picture at calanders.com.
That’s not all though. An image of the back cover shows off some new, albeit small, stills from the film. Thanks to Ted Newman for the news.
Amazon.com is currently sporting a trailer for the upcoming PSP game based on AvP Requiem being developed by Rebellion and published by Sierra:
The trailer is only quite small but it shows off cutscenes from the game as well as actual gameplay. It does use the opening credits from AvP and shows a different box at the end. I’m working on getting a larger version but until then, you can watch the trailer over at Amazon. Thanks to necrotard for the heads up.
Colin was kind enough to drop onto the board and let us know how the film was doing. It’s the first time we’ve seen him on the board in a while and it sounds like he’s making progress:
“Monday we begin a week long process to record all the music. I can’t tell you all how how excited we are about being there in the studio listening to a huge orchestra playing the music live for us for the first time.”
He talks about more in his post – visual effects, colour correction and etc but the gist of it is that everything is going well. Colin also made a quick post on IMDB talking about the rising concerns in the similarities to the AICN review in the trailers:
“On the most basic level some things may still sound the same, but this is a very very different movie. Most of the names didn’t change because we didn’t have any issues with what they were, and many of the setups are a bit similar because of the small city enviroment, but entire last half of the film is totally different than the review, and all the dialog and most of plot points are completely different now throughout the entire picture. Not only that, but what the Aliens and Predator do is also all new and unique to our re-writes, from thier actions, motivations, and where they came from.”
Thanks to Pred_Alien for pointing this one out.
Well, the competition for the AvP Requiem teaser poster finished a couple of days ago and we’ve been going through all the answers. We received hundreds of entries, 98 of which scored 10/10. And without further ado, the ten winners chosen at random are:
Winners will be contacted in due course. Given I get all the addresses, the posters should be sent out around the 25th or 26th of this month. I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who competed. Make sure to keep checking back. We’ve got some special things in store for you all over the coming months. The correct answers can be seen on the competition page highlighted in red. For those interested in who scored 10/10, check out this post on the forum.
I suppose we can count this one as two bits of news. Basically, Inkworks has added some small pictures of some of it’s upcoming promos for the AvP Requiem trading card series. And thanks to Andy from Inkworks, I have some larger images for you:
What we have here is a lovely new image from AvPR. The other two promos use two existing images from the upcoming movie. You can see the cards in their original size in our forum.