Horror magazine Fangoria recently spoke to Ian Whyte. It would seem they where at the same con as our forum member RakaiThwei. They confirmed the only one Predator rumor:
“Greg and Colin Strause, the directors, were very particular about the vision that they wanted to see in this film,” Whyte says, “and of course, being a movie called ALIEN VS. PREDATOR, that whole concept is featured heavily.” And Whyte was in the thick of it at all times, because as he notes, “There’s only one Predator [in the movie], but there are plenty of Aliens.”
The rest of the article doesn’t mention anything new though. You can view the original article here. Thanks to leprechaun62689 for the heads up.
AvPGalaxy is happy to give you all this exclusive first look at the cover, blurb and release date for John Shirley’s upcoming Aliens novel, Steel Egg:
“THE FIRST BATTLE BEGINS…
Before Ripley, there was a first encounter. Someone on Earth knew about the aliens. Someone battled them, and survived. Aliens and humans have fought before.
When a human spaceship discovers a vast egg-shaped vessel in Saturn’s orbit, they zero in to investigate the anomaly. They force their way aboard, finding evidence of an advanced civilization of peaceful creatures, now eradicated by an unknown foe. Three teams split up to explore the ship. But already the aliens have awoken. The first of all battles unfold…”
The novel is slated for an October 2007 release. If you have any questions regarding the novel, you can post in our Ask the Author thread.
We don’t have a lot of details at the moment, but it would seem that Alien vs Predator 2 is going into reshoots:
“ALIEN VS PREDATOR RESHOOT
FV PRODUCTIONS LTD for FOX
Co-ordinator: SYLVIA NABLO
Captain 1: CLIFF BROWN
BLDG K, 3500 CORNETT RD
VANCOUVER, V5M 3Z3
ASC Captain: JOE KORNAGO
Prod Manager: WARREN CARR
EDIT: As shown in this posts very comments section, this new has brought about some deal of confusion. Anyway, Colin Strause recently posted on the IMDB message boards to clear up a few things:
“-The term “reshoot” is bad. Because many, many times it’s shooting new stuff, not re-doing old stuff. And this is usually because everyone is liking the film so they invest more money into it. (Or on many films there is a reshoot budget already built into the films budget because they know every film has reshoots.)”
With a somewhat lack of movie or games news lately, it seems interviews are taking over! Well, who cares?! We’ve just uploaded another interview, this time with games composer Rich Ragsdale, the man responsible for the music of AvP1/2/Exinction and the cancelled game, Aliens: Colonial Marines:
“AvPGalaxy – Both franchise how different musical styles. How did you blend all these together for game soundtracks?
Rich Ragsdale – Each character had their own distinct style. The marines had the big “praise the lord and pass the hand grenades” militaristic vibe. The Predators had a more percussive, ambiguously ethnic sound. real tribal stuff. The aliens had a more abstract spooky vibe. Theirs was the least melodic. I thought that since the gamer was playing a character that has a insect like brain, their music should reflect that to make the experience more immersive.”
With new Alien games on the way, this is an ideal time for Rich to get some attention. It just wouldn’t be an Aliens game without Rich composing for us. Be sure to read the full interview.
Staff member Corporal Hicks has just finished another interview. This time with Gary Gillies, the creator of the attraction, Alien War. We reported a few weeks ago that Alien War was making a comeback so we interviewed the creator to find out more about this. We asked him about how the idea for the attraction came about, the history about it and what the future holds for it.
AvPGalaxy – It must have been difficult making your dream a reality. How did you actually get the project off the ground?
Gary Gillies – I contacted “Fox” in LA and managed to with some smooth talking making out I was a big VIP from Scotland got through to the President and told him the idea, he loved it and asked to see some plans which we faxed over to him and a couple of weeks later we did the deal with “Fox”.
To read the rest of the interview, head over to this page.
It would seem Hot Toys is producing another two 1:6 scale Alien models: A Power Loader and an Alien Warrior.
Although it hasn’t been announced by DH Press yet, most of us should know of John Shirley’s upcoming Aliens novel, Steel Egg. Well, the cover art for the new novel just showed up over at Stephen Youll’s homepage:
For those who don’t know, Stephen Youll does the cover art for the new Alien and Predator novels.
Bloody Disgusting just posted up a little update with what they claimed to be the final AvP2 release date:
“Today a whole bunch of dates were announced starting with 20th Century Fox’s Alien vs. Predator: Survival of the Fittest, which will now hit theaters on Christmas of this year.”
A christmas release? I’m not too sure what that’ll do for AvP2′s ratings. You can check out the original article here.
Forum member COEXERJ145 recently attended that “An Evening With Reiko Aylesworth” that was advertised on the site a week or so ago. He came back with details she offered on AvP2:
“- Fox hired Reiko the best personal trainer in Vancouver to help her prepare for the role. She worked out “2-3 times a day” and had a very strict diet and supplement regiment so she could appear “fit, toned, buffed and bulked up” for the role of Kelly O’Brien.
- Weapons she fires in the show include pistols, machineguns, the SAW (aka M249 Squad Automatic Weapon) and a tank mounted machine gun that “if you stand it up, it would be like twice my height and shoots flame out 8 feet when you fire it.” (Reiko is only 5’4”.)(I’m guessing this is a Browning M2 .50 caliber heavy machine gun.)”
To read the rest of COEXERJ145′s report, head over to the thread in the forum and you can ask him some questions. I’d like to thank COEXERJ145 for posting up this information.
Comic Book Resources has just released information on Dark Horse’s new products. Amongst that information was the Aliens Omnibus Vol.1:
“Dark Horse Comics took the industry by storm with its release of Aliens, a comics series that for the first time captured the power of film source material and expanded its universe in a way that fans applauded worldwide. Now, the first three Dark Horse Aliens series-Outbreak, Nightmare Asylum, and Female War-are collected in a value-priced, quality-format omnibus, featuring nearly four hundred story pages in full color. Written by screen and television scribe Mark Verheiden (The Mask, Battlestar Gallactica) and illustrated with consummate skill by Mark A. Nelson, Den Beauvais, and Sam Kieth, Aliens Omnibus Vol. 1 is an essential piece of the Aliens mythos and a great entry point into the storied Dark Horse Aliens library.”
It would seem that Dark Horse are following a trend with releasing omnibus editions of some of the Alien/Predator comics. You can view the Dark Horse Profile here.