Now we’re rolling. Two trailers in, new pictures and now Greg Strause talks some more about AvPR. Fangoria got chance to talk with one of the brothers about AvPR:
“But what about the worry that everything that’s cool about the new film has already been shown or suggested in that coming attraction? Strause puts those concerns to rest: “Not true. There’s lots of stuff still unseen””complete scenes that are not in the trailer.” Then he lets loose the juiciest of tidbits: “A new world perhaps…”
He talks about the usual things – intensity and etc. However, he’s also given us a nickname for the Predalien. Chet. It’s most likely a nod to Bill Paxton’s character in Wierd Science – thanks for that one SiL – and once again refers to the Predalien as a she.
More importantly, seems like we’ll be seeing the Predator homeworld in AvPR. This a good or bad thing? I’ll let you decide. You can read the full article here. Thanks to Ishallsmitethee for the news.
Seems like the website Kratookfilm has gotten its hands on two new pictures from AvP-R!
There are two images – One of Wolf in the sewer and another of an Alien perched on top of a car in the rain. Looks pretty damn good if you ask me. You can see the larger pictures in our forum. Thanks to Ptt for the info. Read more for the Alien picture.
Well we’ve all known about it for sometime but NECA has finally announced its upcoming AvP Requiem series:
“This winter, the two most devastating forces in the galaxy face off again, and the human race must scramble to survive in Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem. NECA officially announced that we would be an official licensor of collectibles, action figures and more for Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem at this year’s San Diego Comic Con and today we give an exclusive glimpse at this highly anticipated license. Feast your eyes on this teaser of our beautifully sculpted Alien Action Figure! Part of Series 1 of our upcoming Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem Action Figures, this is the best Alien action figure yet!”
As you can see, they also released a new picture of the Alien figure. Looks far better than the SD2007 images. You can check out the whole release here. Thanks to CelticP for the heads up.
In a recent interview about her upcoming role in the remake of Flash Gordon, AsvP actress Gina Holden talked briefly about Aliens vs Predator to iF Magazine:
“It premieres at the end of December. It was a fantastic experience because I’m such a big ALIEN fan. The whole casting process I was just blown away I was able to read for something like that. Being the nerd that I am for that kind of thing I was like, “really, I’m reading for this.” And the when I got the part I was more excited and when I got on set, I was working with the original crew from ALIEN and sitting next to this creature, I was just pinching myself. I couldn’t believe I was there. It was a fantastic experience.”
She talks briefly about her character. You can check out the rest of the interview here. Thanks to deezelboy for the news.
Dark Horse has updated their website for a profile page for the previously unannounced Aliens novel from Stephani Perry, Criminal Enterprise:
“Thomas Chase wakes up from cryosleep to his first day at a new job–as a pilot for a contraband drug company dropping a shipment on Fantasia, a rock-planet terraformed to hide an elaborate drug manufacturing operation. Everything from synthetic heroin to MX7 is cooked here, in protected caves guard-dogged by the savage Aliens.
When Chase’s craft touches down on Fantasia, a chain of events begins that cannot be stopped. As criminals and competitors try to take over the drug empire from the dangerous kingpin, Chase and his brother Pete are caught in the crossfire . . . with the Aliens adding blood to the mix.”
Ms Perry wrote the last of the Alien books to be published way back when and along with her father, she is making a return under DH Press’ banner. You can also find the novel’s cover on it’s profile page.
Okay, got a short piece of news here for you guys. The Odeon Cinema release sheet has Aliens vs Predator as being released on the 18th of January. Once again, this is a friday release date but has just been pushed back two weeks. From what I could see, it left AvP2 pretty much against no competition whatsoever.
The release sheet also had the film as being “saturated” which means that every Odeon should be getting a copy of the film. A tiny bit of news, I know, but interesting none-the-less.
Seems that Civilized Beasts isn’t the only Alien vs Predator comic making its way to us in the upcoming months. I’m not sure where this has come from, but news of a new comic called Sand Trap has made it’s way to a site called Vision Thread:
“A weary band of brothers serving time in a dust-ridden desert war, sometime around now… Its not a popular war, but lots of people want a piece of it, and they’re willing to kill however many civvies it takes to send a message. But this squad’s just pulling duty for Uncle Sam and a scholarship. They just wants to make it home in time for cornflakes, that’s all. And when they stumble over a monstrous fight they have no business interfering with, the cornflakes aren’t that important anymore…”
The comic is set to be released to coincide with AvP2′s release and will be 22 pages, illustrated by Davide Fabbri. From the looks of the preview, it looks to be set in modern times somewhere in a desert country, most likely Iraq. Thanks to Harry72 for the heads up.
Today I bring you a double dose of Perry-goodness and by that I mean Steve and Stephani Perry, the novel authors. Stephen Youll has just update his website with the covers of Steves upcoming novel Predator Turnabout and the previously unnannounced Aliens novel by Stephani, Criminal Enterprise:
You can view the whole picture here aswell as the cover for Criminal Enterprise. Personally, I’m rather fond of the Turnabout cover. I should expect we’ll be getting a profile page for Turnabout soon so keep tuned in.
I know I only just posted up news of Sideshows Aliens vs Predator props yesterday, but I come bearing gifts of more pictures. Sideshow recently had a panel at ComicCon and they were showing off their new AvP2 props:
Figures.com has a gallery online with 15 pictures of the AvP2 props. Most interesting of which, I think, is the mask. As noticed on our forum, the Shoulder Cannon was showing off a new Predator style of writing, and now, with our first unblocked view of the helmet, we can see it is covered in this new Predator writing style. You can view the rest of the pictures here.
Sideshow, the company responsible for many Aliens and Predator busts and props has just put online three items from the up and coming Aliens vs Predator:
Specifically, there are three props: A Shoulder Cannon, a Shuriken and a mask. Both the Shuriken and the Cannon have fancy brown patterns and reliefs inlaid into them. On the mask you can clearly see many scratchs and marks which supports that the Predator in the film will be an experienced hunter. Also of notice is that on all three pictures, they’re using the logo we recently reported. Thanks to Rob Boerakker for the news.