We recently had the pleasure of chatting to Peter Briggs, the screenwriter behind the first attempt to take the Alien vs. Predator to the Big Screen, for our podcast. We talked a lot about the development of the script and his experiences working in the industry. It’s a great interview, with a lot of insights into the directions that could ... [Read More]
A jury trial has finally been set in the ongoing battle for the U.S. Copyright of Predator between the original creators Jim & John Thomas and 20th Century Studios. And for anyone who hoped this would be resolved quickly in the courts is unfortunately due for a rude awakening and a very long wait.
Alien vs. Predator Galaxy has learned that ... [Read More]
When we last covered the battle
between the original creators Jim & John Thomas and 20th Century Studios over the U.S. Copyright of Predator, we reported that the focus of the dispute became over venue, i.e. which district court did the case legally belong in.
It seems there were duplicate lawsuits and countersuits filed by both the Thomas Brothers and ... [Read More]
The battle for the US Copyright of Predator between the original creators Jim & John Thomas and 20th Century Studios took an interesting turn today, when a Motion Hearing (expected to be a dispute over a preliminary injunction which would halt new Disney-era Predator content from continuing until all legal disputes were resolved) instead became a dispute over where the ... [Read More]
The legal battle for the U.S. Copyright of Predator between the Thomas Brothers and 20th Century Studios has just been extended out a little further, Predator fans.
The monumental Motion Hearing scheduled to decide if new Disney-era Predator content should be stopped until all the legal disputes are resolved was initially scheduled for May 27th
, then later was moved ... [Read More]
As the original creators Jim and John Thomas have been pursuing their legal effort to reclaim their original U.S. copyright of the iconic sci-fi creature Predator (per their spec script titled “Hunters” sold over 35 years ago), a monumental point of the battle was expected to occur this very week.
Thursday, the 27th of May was the day where a ... [Read More]
It is with great sadness that I am here to report that Roy Scammell, the stuntman best known for his work in the James Bond franchise but also one of only three performers to wear H.R Giger’s iconic Alien suit in the original Alien, has passed away. According to the Milton Keynes Citizen
, Roy passed away at ... [Read More]
The battle between the original Predator creators Jim & John Thomas and Disney for ownership of the U.S. Predator copyright is heating up, and now there is a court date scheduled to decide if new Disney-era Predator content should be stopped until all the legal issues are resolved.
Thursday, the 27th of May will be a big day for Predator fans, ... [Read More]
When the shocking news was reported a couple of days ago that the original creators Jim and John Thomas were suing Disney to reclaim the rights to Predator, it understandably drove much of the fan community into quite a state of turmoil.
Most of the distress was due to the uncertainty regarding what would happen to the current Disney era Predator ... [Read More]
“You lose it here, you’re in a world of hurt.”
This line spoken by Blain, played by the charismatic actor Jesse Ventura in the 1987 classic film Predator, may never be more appropriate than it is today regarding the Predator franchise.
So much is going on with Predator right now. The fifth film in the movie franchise titled “Skulls” is slated to ... [Read More]
It is with great sadness that we report another loss of one of the actors who starred in the original classic, Alien. Yaphet Kotto, who played ‘Parker’ in Ridley Scott’s 1979 film has died at age 81. His passing was announced by Tessie Sinahon, his wife of 24 years, in a Facebook post
“You played a villain on ... [Read More]
It’s with great sadness that we have to report that legendary Alien series writer and producer David Giler has died at the age of 77. Deadline is reporting
that David, one of the fathers of the Alien franchise, died on the 19th of December at his home in Bangkok due to cancer.
Walter Hill and David Giler at ... [Read More]
It is with much sadness that we must report the death of another member of the Alien family. Peter Lamont, the production designer for Aliens, has passed away at age 91. The Hollywood Reporter
shared the news that Peter died on Friday the 18th of December at a hospital in Wexham.
Lamont was well known for his work ... [Read More]