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Prey Producer Talks Franchise Future and Possible New AVP Film!

With the recently released Prey being a significant success for the Hulu and Disney+ streaming platforms, naturally questions have arisen regarding future plans for the franchise.

In a new interview with Variety, longtime series Producer John Davis reminisced on the production history of the franchise up until Prey. Davis elaborated on the about the initial attempt at keeping the nature of the Predator film a secret as well as congratulated Director Dan Trachtenberg on the film.

“Dan came to me and we went to the studio, and it was in the middle of making the other movie. And we decided, ‘Alright, let’s do this, but we’re gonna make it a top secret project.’ So the whole idea was to keep this top secret. The other movie would come out, and then we would announce that we were ready right away to make this. Now, it took a lot longer than right away because different things happened and Fox got sold. It moved over into Disney, and I think it’s great. Disney understood the potential of this franchise.”

“Dan did a terrific job. This movie is his imagination. This movie was his idea. People just need a fresh reinterpretation of this franchise from time to time. And if they have it, it will survive 100 years.”

When asked on the possible future for the franchise, Davis hints at multiple possibilities such as another prequel, a contemporary film, and even a new Alien vs. Predator movie:

“Well, maybe there’s an origin origin story. Right? Maybe there’s another ‘Alien vs. Predator’ story in a different situation. And maybe there’s a new modern-day version. And maybe there’s something somewhere in between. I think this character can show up throughout history.”

 Prey Producer Talks Franchise Future and Possible New AVP Film!

Alien vs. Predator artwork for Prodos Games by Darek Zabrocki

Special Effects Supervisor Alec Gillis also spoke to the possibility of a new AVP film during an interview with ComicBook.com

“I think there’s certainly some good stories that could be told in that world, and it’s not like it hasn’t been done. What excites me about Disney’s involvement in this is what they’ve done with the Star Wars universe, where you can have these standalone side story movies. It expands the universe and expands possibilities. So we’re looking forward to filling in those spaces with cool creatures, cool stories.”

With the last Alien vs. Predator film having released back in 2007, It’s certainly been long enough for us that we’d be plenty hyped to see another AVP film!

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  1. BlueMarsalis79
    I expect KNB will be the ones working on Noah Hawley's Alien judging by prior history.


    https://www.stanwinstonschool.com/blog/legion-marvel-FX-behind-the-scenes-KNB-Howard-Berger

    QuoteThe first season of Legion was filmed in Vancouver but for seasons two and three, Hawley moved the production south to Los Angeles. In Vancouver, the first season makeup effects had been handled by Todd Masters and MASTERSFX. But once in L.A., Howard Berger, of the KNB Effects Group, Inc., was brought on to create Legion's diverse cast of creatures.
  2. SiL
    Honestly I use Eraserhead as shorthand for "off-kilter black and white dream-like surrealism" and am grossly flattering myself with the comparison, but it gets the point across to people.
  3. BlueMarsalis79
    I had suspected it would be a genre mix piece, preparing for Alien Versus Predator yes?

    If David Lynch thought Alien ripped him off he's about to have a rude awakening soon. :laugh: Being that you're no doubt influenced by both. ;D

    I genuinely look forward to anything that could be described  best as "Sci-Fi Eraserhead" -wish you the best of luck.
  4. SiL
    Cyberpunk Eraserhead.

    Will be targeting horror, sci fi and genre festivals to build some word of mouth and pedigree.

    The main plan is to self distribute using FilmHub to get on various streaming platforms, as well as direct digital sales.

    There are some distributors I'll contact directly but I'll wait until the film is done and proved itself in festivals to give it the best chance of getting picked up.
  5. Corporal Hicks
    I don't remember hearing that one? I know Emmerich and Devlin wanted the PredAlien to play a prominent role, but can't recall hearing them talk about any concepts that sounded like Duel specifically? A lot of the earlier reported stories tended to sound like Eternal.
  6. happypred
    It's a pity AvP 2004 oriented the franchise toward present-day Earth. They should've just used AvP Prey or Duel as a rough outline, maybe drop any human-predator team up but keep the future space setting. Think Duel would've worked well to bring Colonial Marines into AvP...would probably require less budget than a close adaptation of Prey
  7. BigDaddyJohn
    At this point I would love a straight adaptation of the AVP2 game. That was masterful.


    Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Aug 20, 2022, 12:55:29 PMI have basically zero care in the world if a new AVP movie ever happens. I don't care at all for the two movies that we have, and I never really put much stock in the concept outside of it being a fun enough, gimmicky crossover for comics and video games.

    That being said: I think J.A. Bayona might be a genuinely fun choice to helm an AVP film. I think he'd get the pulp that's kind of inherent to the concept's core, and he'd tap into something a bit more stylized in its modes of horror and action with some inherent Gothic sensibilities against a more futuristic/techy backdrop.

    Bayona is a really good director indeed... If the studio let him work properly.
  8. Frosty Venom
    I've been re-reading the original Aliens vs Predator comics and remembering how much these stories added to the Predator lore and how well it fits within the Aliens-verse
  9. happypred
    Between the Aliens and Predator IPs, the former is the more interesting, fully fleshed out sci-fi setting. An AvP film should be set in the Aliens-verse. If AvP is its own universe, the AvP-verse should look and feel like the mainline Aliens-verse, but with Predators thrown into the recipe.

    • Predator stories set in the past
    • Aliens stories set in the future
    • AvP stories also set in the future, but being more like a parallel, secondary plotline to the primary Aliens plotline

    The tricky part would be whether and how to bring AvP and Aliens characters together.

  10. SuperiorIronman
    Put it on a game preserve, really throw us a curveball where we think it's in the past but turns out it's in the future. Like we see a ninja but then all of a sudden we have a colonial marine. Lets make some wacky combos this time.
  11. xShadowFoxX
    An AvP movie would be cool. An AvP game would be better! The only way I would be interested in an AvP film is if it took place in the future and not on earth, Colonial Marines and all!

  12. Nightmare Asylum
    I have basically zero care in the world if a new AVP movie ever happens. I don't care at all for the two movies that we have, and I never really put much stock in the concept outside of it being a fun enough, gimmicky crossover for comics and video games.

    That being said: I think J.A. Bayona might be a genuinely fun choice to helm an AVP film. I think he'd get the pulp that's kind of inherent to the concept's core, and he'd tap into something a bit more stylized in its modes of horror and action with some inherent Gothic sensibilities against a more futuristic/techy backdrop.
  13. choccy milk
    Quote from: Kradan on Aug 19, 2022, 07:52:02 PMHow about doing practical effects ?
    I'll be also experimenting with those (with the Dalek short first off) but do give me time I just started sculpting ahahah

    -

    back on topic, I wouldn't mind another AvP that adapts the older runs, as long as they make it plain as day that it's not in continuity with the Alien or Predator series

    if they do it the same way as Prey (which is to say VERY good) I'm so game
  14. SiL
    They said they knew it was never going to be as good as the best of the series but they wanted it to still be entertaining.

    My aspirations are a lil higher.
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