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September 25, 2003

Alien vs Predator

The Flea still cannot quite believe they are really going to make an Alien vs Predator movie. Reports of an October filming date and Amalgamated Dynamics contract to build the "creature effects" suggests my wish may yet come true.

AD plans on making the two xenomorphs look fresh and slightly different in the new movie than from their previous appearances. An enhanced motion control system should allow for faster response time, more fluid movement and look more realistic than earlier versions could achieve. That's not to say that the FX team will be using animatronic devices for all the Aliens and Predators we'll see; they'll also use the oldest and best kind of means to make a monster: by putting someone in a foam suit.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 25, 2003 04:45 AM



On the other hand, good news! Ridley Scott is rumored to be involved in getting a "definitive" edition of "Alien" out. If it is anything like his Deluxe Edition for "Blackhawk Down" we're in for a real treat!

I see that "The Duellists" is out on DVD as well. Have to see how they treated that one. That was one beautifully-filmed picture!

Posted by: Fred Kiesche at September 25, 2003 02:36 PM

Man, I have been so waiting for an A v P movie. I guess the success of the video games have finally got this baby moving forward.

Posted by: Steve Martinovich at September 26, 2003 03:33 AM

Matt, it's not just a rumor.

Steve, the 2nd game in the series was/is a blast, especially in multiplayer, imo.

Posted by: Michael at September 27, 2003 12:53 AM