http://io9.com/5545676/thundercats-writer-stephen-perry-missing-in-floridaMethinks that is not "our" Steve Perry.
They both had some ties to the Thundercats. LOL. Sorry.
Still alive, folks. Actually, while I wrote a lot of kidvid at the same time the other Steve was doing ThunderCats, I never wrote any of those. He was Stephen J. Perry, I'm Stephen C. Perry. My TV credits are here:http://home.comcast.net/~perry1966/tvcomics.html
As for doing more books in the series and whether or not the new movies will be an influence, I dunno. I saw the trailer for the new Predator movie, and if they stick anywhere close to the script I read, it ought to be good -- at least, it was a good script.
Question will probably be moot for a while -- at the moment, far as I know, nobody is publishing new titles in Aliens, Predator, or AvP. They didn't ask me to do do the tie-in for the new movie -- though they should have -- and I don't know who is writing that.