In early February Creative Assembly invited AvPGalaxy down to their studios in Horsham, England to get a hands-on with Alien...
It seems there’s another new licensed Aliens game making its way to arcades and it’s called Aliens Armageddon from Play Mechanix...
We are happy to announce that AvPGalaxy will be doing an Q&A with Creative Assembly very soon about the recently...
“Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are proud to bring you the first ever 1:6 scale Power Loader collectible, produced as fully-poseable model kit. The Power Loader is large enough to fit a 12-inch figure inside, true to 1:6 scale, and includes an electronic light-up working warning signal light. This highly detailed, highly-articulated model is sure to be the centerpiece of your Aliens collection.”
You can now pre-order the figure. Even if you don’t fancy spending the cash, there’s some pretty good looking pictures on the site.
Something I’m curious about and I imagine a lot of people are too. AvP2 co-director Colin Strause commented on the running time of AvP2 on the IMDB Boards.
“You can’t force a time onto a movie, otherwise it will drag. That said, the length of Predator is good for that type of movie, so I’m sure we will be somewhere in that range once we are done editing, but until then we don’t want to be quoted on the length before the edit is locked. It will be as long as it needs to be.”
So, Predator’s length was about 100mins. Sounds about right, though I was hoping for a two hour film. Maybe that was wishful thinking. I guess it’s better than AvP’s length. What was it? Between 85-90 minutes, I think.
I remember when McFarlanes was the talk of the town, but now it seems Hot Toys are taking over as the prime Alien vs Predator figure makers. Figures.com recently posted up a review for Hot Toys’ new figure, the Ancient Predator:
“The Predators look phenomenal. Judging them as poseable model kits or action figures, they are probably the most detailed and arguably the most accurate representation of the characters. HT doesn’t compromise here – you get every little detail done almost perfectly, from the Alien’s transparent dome to the fibre-like material under the Predators’ lenses.”
The rest of the review gives details on posabilty and build, as well as plenty of pictures. Be sure to check out the review.
Just finished another article this week. Alien/Predator Parodies in other tv shows. Sure, there’s probably a million of them but I’ve only included ones that I’ve seen for myself so I’m sure the page will get updated over time. I’ve also uploaded video clips of all the animated parodies on that page too.
Be sure to download The Simpsons Clip where Groundskeeper Willie goes into the airvents after Santa’s Little Helper. Then Principal Skinner is watching on this motion detector monitor. Direct parody of when Dallas goes into the airvents in Alien. I thought it was very funny.
Looks like ReelzChannel have done a new segment on AvP2: “The Special Effects of AvP2″. They went to the ADI Studio and talked with the guys behind the special effects, Tom Woodruff and Alec Gillis. This is more of a general featurette until the very end when they talk about AvP2. They say because of the story in AvP2, it’s a different Predator this time; they’ve tried to come up with a different version of it which is very detailed and very complete.
Thanks to Phil for the news.
Shareeka Epps, Kendra in AvP2, recently gave a little information regarding AvP2 to MTV:
“I play Kendra, a human, and I basically try to protect my brother throughout the whole movie,” she said. Remembering how “Jaws” once made audiences afraid to go in the ocean, Epps said “AVP2″ is set in Colorado and will dictate where audiences will be afraid to go next. “The aliens return through the sewers,” she said of the plot. “It’s crazy.”
It’s nothing particularly new, but she talks of how the Aliens get around in the movie: Through the sewers. You can read the original article here. Thanks to deezelboy for the heads up.
Ah, they don’t make games like these anymore. I’ve just finished uploading all the Alien/Predator/AvP roms to the Downloads Section. There’s games ranging from Alien on the Commodore 64 to AvP on the Atari Jaguar, they’re all there. I’d recommend you playing the arcade games: Aliens, Alien 3: The Gun and AvP. They’re pretty good. For emulator info, check out this thread on the forum.
In other news, there’s an addition of three new comic-related articles: Superman & Batman vs. A & P Review by RakaiThwei, Predator: CJ Comic/Novel Differences by Snore and finally a review of Predator: Invaders From The Fourth Dimension by The Ultimate Predator.
Good news this time around. At least we don’t have to wait two or three months to watch the film when it comes out like we did last time. IMDB has the UK release date of AvP2 for January 4, 2008. This is assuming of course, that Fox doesn’t bring the release forward a couple of months. Either way, I think the UK release will be quite close to the US one this time around. Thanks to Darkoo for the news.
Talking with Entertainment Weekly, actress Sigourney Weaver says that despite teaming up with James Cameron again for his “Avatar” project, don’t expect anymore “Alien” films. “I love the character, but I think the monster, once they did the other film (Alien vs. Predator), which I never saw, but that really maxes our monster out” says Weaver.
Thanks to PlanetAvP for the news.
A new interview with AvP2 music composer, Brian Tyler, has appeared at MovieMusicUK.us. The interview covers a lot of different things but he mentions that he’s recording AvP2 soon in LA and tells us a little about what his approach is going to be for the score:
BT: …Of course, there’s the next “Alien vs. Predator” movie, and I’ll be recording that soon, here in Los Angeles. And it’s obvious, anyone who knows me knows I’m a massive sci-fi fan, so venturing into the Aliens and Predator world, there’s no words to describe how cool that is for me.
CD: Is your score going to follow any of those directions, or…?
BT: What I would like to try and do with this one is to really go back to what I think worked in the original “Alien”… “Alien”, “Aliens”… well, Goldenthal’s is a great score, too, they’re all great scores, Frizzell’s, I love them all, but we’re really trying to echo the early ones, as well as Alan’s score for “Predator”. So we are going to be delving into those areas, the sonic template for it will be very orchestral and very natural. It’s not going to be keyboard-y or overproduced, not the hyperproduced sort of thing.
A lot of people do that very well, Hans is great at that very slick sound, but we’re going go the other way on that, go for a very primal sound. It reflect the primal nature of both aliens and predators, if you go back and watch the originals, they’re very primal. The original “Alien”, some of that stuff, it’s so organic, so exciting. There’s a bit of military stuff going on, and there’s some of that in “Aliens”, it had a little bit of a military sound. But, you know, it’s a bit like going to my childhood, being able to experience that again. The directors are great, the movie’s coming along great, so really looking forward to that.
Thanks to John for the news.