Aliens vs Predator Requiem is currently airing on New Zealand’s Sky pay television service and they’ve made three print ads of an Alien and a Predator playing chess, pool and Swingball to promote it. Check out WorstPreviews for the pictures.
Thanks to Aeus, ShadowPred, Xhan, paddy1973 and Mikey for the news.
I know the film has been out yonks now, but I recently ran into a couple of portfolios of the concept artists who worked on AvPR and found a couple of previous unseen artwork:
The above is one of four pieces of artwork done by Dark Hoffman and one of two which seems to show there might have been plans for a secret base experimenting on Aliens and Predators.
The second artist, Chris Howe, has 14 pictures in a gallery all to do with the design of Wolf’s mask and his weapons. Now I’ve seen one of those mask charts on our forum but the rest I haven’t seen. There are quite a few new weapons as well.
If you head over to Hydraulx, you’ll notice they’ve re-designed the website. If you go into Feature Films, then to AvPR, you’ll find 18 behind-the-scenes shots from the movie which you can find in our Gallery.
There’s also a ten-minute video in the Demo Reels section which you can download here (149MB). The first few minutes show various scenes from AvPR which are blended with green screens or pre-visual animations. The rest of the video deals with other movies such as 300, The Day After Tomorrow, X3, and Fantastic Four 2.
There’s a new interview with ADI co-founder Alec Gillis over on Alien Experience. He talks about a lot of things, about AvP Requiem and the Alien series in general. In what direction, he’d like to see the franchises go and there’s an interesting question on the Space Jockeys:
I would love to create a living “Space Jockey” — and to see that design fleshed out and moving and performing would be fantastic… again, the only danger is… it’s not just about the visuals — it’s about the purpose and the story and it’s about the character itself. You mentioned “Boba Fett” — “Boba Fett” was cool in his first appearance — and after that, I lost interest in him. He became just another guy in a “Star Wars” outfit. I don’t think that his character brought much to the series — and he was just done kind of in an obligatory way… I wouldn’t want to see that. However, that particular design, and the mystery of purpose of the “Space Jockey” would really be a great challenge to explore — both from a writing standpoint and a visual effects standpoint.
Would be interesting to see Space Jockeys but a story like that could do more damage than good to Alien. Thanks to Pvt. Hicks for the news.
If you check out the Official UK AvPR DVD Site, you’ll find three AvPR DVD ads. If you remember the AvP Poker spoof that Fox did for the first AvP, you’ll enjoy these.
The clips centre around football and the upcoming FA Cup Final. In the first clip, the Predator shoots and scores, second one, the alien saves it and the third shows the Predator doing kickups. The suits and visual effects are straight from AvPR. Thanks to Rishi and shakermakerman for the news.
…For the MTV Movie Awards in the category of Best Fight:
“It’ll be a fight to the finish, but nothing like the kind of brawls that are nominated this year in the category of Best Fight, which include Damon vs. Joey Asah, for their rooftop rumble in “The Bourne Ultimatum”; Tobey Maguire vs. James Franco, for their superhero smackdown in “Spider-Man 3″; Hayden Christensen vs. Jamie Bell for the global grudge match in “Jumper”; Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan vs. Sun Ming Ming for their behemoth beating in “Rush Hour 3″; and Alien vs. Predator for their whoever-wins-we-lose grapple in “AvP: Requiem.”
Other than two Razzie nominations – Worst Prequel or Sequel and Worst Excuse for a Horror Movie – none of which it won, this is the third nomination AvP Requiem has received. Also it is its first positive nomination. Check out the whole story here.
There’s a new video interview with Tom Woodruff over on IGN. Like the previous interview, he talks about working on AvP Requiem amongst other things.
IGN also have another video. It’s kind of a trailer for the Unrated DVD and the video contains a lot of the unrated scenes. Thanks to XenoVC and ElitePredator for the news.
Update: DreadCentral also did a video interview with Tom Woodruff. It’s much longer than IGN’s – over 12 minutes long. Couple of interesting things I noted. He mentions that Alec and himself had aspirations to direct AvP Requiem themselves. Tom also pitched an idea to Fox for Alien 5 but revealed Fox had no interest in going back to the Alien series.
ShockTillYouDrop.com were lucky enough to visit ADI’s studio and talk to Tom Woodruff about working on AvPR.
Shock: Out of the action set pieces on AvP: Requiem, what turned out to be the most challenging for you?
Woodruff: The Strause Brothers were smart, as was [screenwriter] Shane Salerno, in bringing the classic elements of the Alien movie which always has corridors. There are always the corridors of the ship or the corridors of the prison planet in Alien 3 or the ship in Resurrection. Here we have the sewers or the electrical power plant, the grids and walkways. It’s all conducive to the feel of an Alien film, but the most difficult was certainly the rooftop scene…
The interview is very detailed. There’s also a review of the Unrated DVD over on ComingSoon.net. They give the movie 4/10 and the extras 7/10.
Three interesting featurettes from the upcoming AvPR DVD can be seen on Arrow In The Head. The first one is called “Building the Predator Homeworld” which takes you through the concept art for the homeworld. The next one is “Crossbreed: Creating the Predalien” which about the various concepts for the Predalien. The final clip is about the sculpting of the Predalien.
The different concepts for the homeworld look interesting. Check out my forum thread for more concept art. Thanks to JK for the news.
Amazon.com has just uploaded a short 1 and a half minute video on their AvP Requiem DVD page. It’s just the Brothers, Daniel Pearl, Ortiz and Gillis talking about the Brothers during the making of the movie:
I’m guessing this’ll feature on the DVD which is due out next week over in the states. Thanks to Alien Experience for the news.