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[30.12.2003] SF Wire sprach kürzlich mit Sanna Lathan...
[...] "She's the same as Sigourney's Ripley character in that she's very strong and independent, but I think that's probably about it," Lathan said during an interview on the set in Prague. "For one [thing], it's actually not in the future. This movie happens before all of the Alien movies."
In Alien vs. Predator, Latham's character leads a team of explorers to an archaeological dig in Antarctica, where they find themselves caught in the crossfire between two deadly alien races. "She is kind of unique in that she is somebody who loves Antarctica and is very familiar with that territory," Lathan said. "And that's how she makes her living, by being a guide."
Lathan, who was cast a week before the start of principal photography, hadn't previously seen any of the Alien or Predator films. But director Paul Anderson supplied her with the DVDs to watch during her breaks from filming, she said. Lathan added that she was particularly impressed with Weaver's work in the series. "As far as Sigourney goes, it's just an honor to be able to even be talked about in the same sentence," Lathan said. "I've been watching the Aliens since I started shooting, just to kind of like get a background, because I wasn't really prepared. Everything happened so quickly. But it's a completely, completely different character. And so I'm approaching this as completely new and trying to go off the script."


[26.12.2003] Bei CHUD und AICN gibt es AVP-Setberichte aus Prag...

[23.12.2003] SF Wire zitiert Lance Henriksen...
Lance Henriksen, who plays billionaire industrialist Charles Bishop Weyland in the upcoming franchise hybrid film Alien vs. Predator, told SCI FI Wire that director Paul W.S. Anderson wrote the role specifically for him, as a nod to the previous Alien films. "I was the first one cast in the movie," Henriksen said in an interview on the set in Prague. "Paul was gracious enough to literally, for two hours, tell me every scene in the movie. And I was stunned, because he has this incredible enthusiasm for what he's doing and what his vision is that he had the energy to do that. So I was really welcomed."
Set in the present day, Alien vs. Predator will be a prequel of sorts to the four Alien films, which are set in the distant future. "It's like going through the looking glass backwards here, because now we're going back in time to before Aliens, before Alien even." Henriksen said. "The way [Anderson has] structured this script, there's such logic to it all, such sense, because we know those movies before, and we're not denying you know them, so when you see this movie you're going to see something completely different, but it's got those genres in it."
As the head of Weyland Industries, a precursor to the Weyland-Yutani Corp. referenced in the first Alien film, Henriksen's character is the implied inspiration for the future android Bishop, whom he portrayed in Aliens and Alien 3. "This one is really closure, because I'm the guy that started the robotics that goes into use in the future," Henriksen said. "And they patterned it after me, so it's kind of a [tribute]."
Henriksen's character isn't the only link to the films that spawned the upcoming alien showdown, he said. "Oh, there's a lot of nods in this, but they're more treats than anything."


[16.12.2003] Bei Screenwriter's Voice gibt es eine Kritik zu einem älteren "AVP"-Script, welches überall im Netz kursiert... Dabei handelt es sich nicht um das finale Drehbuch !!! Trotzdem lesenswert... ;-)

[02.12.2003] Bloody-Disgusting meldet...
Kandymann was reading a recent issue of Total Access Magazine and came across an interesting bit of news regarding Alien 5, "Having tested so well to preview and -release, 20th Century Fox has continuing the popular franchise. Sigourney Weaver has already signed for the proposed Alien 5, demanding that her charater Ripley, to be killed off at the end of this one for good..." More of the plotline revealed at an earlier date set Ripley out to return to the planet where the Aliens came from, or she will actually go to "the" aliens planet to kill them all, once an for all! Of course this is all old news, except for the fact that it says Weaver is signed on for the final chapter in this never ending saga! [...]

[14.11.2003] Fangoria sprach mit Lance Henriksen über AVP...
[...] Henriksen doesn’t return to the role that made him famous (which he reprised in ALIEN 3). "I don’t play Bishop in this movie, I play the man who created him," the actor explains. "He’s a billionaire and is responsible for taking this expedition to Antarctica, where everything takes place. It’s a pretty cool character."
"I can’t tell you guys anything else... they made me sign not to tell," Henriksen continues. "The thing is, they keep sending me new versions of [the script]. It’s gonna be a very, very exciting movie"I promise you that. I hope it turns out as good as ALIENS."
Scripted by Anderson and Shane (SHAFT) Salerno, ALIEN VS. PREDATOR is set in Antarctica, where a rogue team of scientists (led by Henriksen’s character Weyland) uncovers an ancient pyramid. They also discover the two extraterrestrial species, and formulate a plan to capture a Predator that involves attracting it with Alien eggs. Of course, everything goes out of control when they find themselves trapped in the middle of a war between the two races. Other important roles in the movie are the heroine Lex (played by BLADE’s Sanaa Lathan), Graham Miller (TRAINSPOTTING’s Ewen Bremner), another scientist, and archaeologist Sebastian Wells (KNIGHTS OF THE QUEST’s Raoul Bova). Colin Salmon, from Anderson’s RESIDENT EVIL, also co-stars; rumor had it that EVIL’s Michelle Rodriguez and BLUE CRUSH’s Kate Bosworth were also considered for the movie. [...]


[08.11.2003] The Digital Bits hat eine ausführliche Kritik zur "Alien"-Quadrilogy-Box (9 DVDs) veröffentlicht...
[...] Simply put, The Alien Quadrilogy is a home run for fans of this franchise. DVD producer Charles de Lauzirika and his production team have put over a year's worth of effort into this 9-disc box set, and every bit of it shows. This is one of the most comprehensive special editions ever attempted, ranking alongside New Line's Lord of the Rings: Extended Editions among the best DVDs released to date. [...]

[01.11.2003] Die Offizielle "AVP" Website ist online und bietet u.a. die Teaser-Poster zum Download...
Mit Dank an xenoforge

[31.10.2003] Der "AVP" Teaser-Trailer & "Behind the Scenes"-Footage ist online !!! Bei CS! kann man auch einen Blick auf 2 "AVP"-Poster werfen, die bei eBay angeboten wurden...

[29.10.2003] Bei AICN gibt es ein "AVP"-Script-Review... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!
[...] The characterizations are beyond stock, with only Weyland resonating thanks to a subplot that has him hiding his rapidly deteriorating health from the rest of the team. Lex is just a standard tough chick, though Anderson nicely undercuts the character by giving her a romantic past with the repulsive Verheiden. Meanwhile, as I’ve alluded to above, the story is little more than a cobbling together of greatest hits from other, better films, sparing the writer(s) the horrible burden of conjuring up a halfway original idea.
Though there’s no shortage of Alien and Predator throw-downs in the third act, what I think will piss off the fans is the way this script thoroughly ignores the lore of the previous films. This is particularly irksome with regards to the ALIEN franchise, though I guess we can just chalk it up as horribly ironic that "The Company" had to go all that way into space to find an Alien when there was a well-preserved Queen just hanging out in Antarctica for reasons that I’ll avoid spoiling, but... Christ, what a stupid idea! That the script ends with the suggestion that Aliens might wind up stalking the Earth in what is supposed to be the present day... can you say "goodbye series continuity"? [...]


[27.10.2003] Moviehole meldet...
There’s good news for the constantly on-off, fifth "Alien" movie. Director Ridley Scott told paper tz that he and Sigourney Weaver might have worked out a deal to do it. "About six months ago Sigourney Weaver said to me: "I'd like there to be a fifth film because I'd like to make a clean exit. You virtually created me back then, don't you want to kill me?" The 65-year-old director added: "Since then I've been thinking about it. But first of all you need a good story. I can't work without a good script." According to the report - via Ananova - Scott’s now in talks with 20th Century Fox about "Alien 5". It was previously rumoured that James Cameron might also get involved, but at this stage a Cameron-Weaver reunion is better than most couldv'e hoped for. Good news. At last.

[26.10.2003] Bei Spiegel Online gibt es eine Kritik...

[24.10.2003] DH meldet...
The first artwork for the long awaited sci-fi teamup has finally hit online and here's an exclusive first look at both the logo and what looks to be hint of some sort of one-sheet art. In related news, it looks like Ewen Bremner has joined the cast whilst the budget is currently slated for a relatively low cost $60 million.

[23.10.2003] Heute startet "Alien: The Director's Cut" in den deutschen Kinos...

[20.10.2003] Bei CountingDown.com gibt es einen Bericht von der L.A. Comic Book & Sci Fi Con...
[...] they played a brief 5 minute preproduction presentation on Fox's upcoming 'Alien vs. Predator' flick. They mentioned that 'not a frame of film has been shot yet', but shooting starts next week in Prague. They also mentioned that this tape played at their con last month, so it's possible that you all know about this presentation already, but I hadn't heard much about it so far, so I figured no one would mind if I provided a quick recap of what was shown.
The whole piece was narrated by director Paul WS Anderson (Resident Evil). As far as the story, we are told that in the past, the Predators used the the Aliens for hunting purposes, as a right of passage for the young Predator to become men (er, for lack of a better term). We see one such battle play out in an Aztec temple. Supposedly, the Predators were seen as Gods to the Aztec people (some shades of 'Stargate', it would seem), who built them their temples for worshipping and battle purposes. They showed some storyboards of one Predator defeating an Alien, holding its severed head in victory, as well as some boards where three Predator are overrun by thousands of Aliens, and upon realizing that they have clearly lost the battle, they activate their self-destruct technology. This is why so many ancient civilizations have been wiped out; Predator hunting failures.
Flash forward to present day, where a group of scientists have found one of the ancient Predator temples under an Antarctic icecap. The story revolves around 5 "teenage" Predators who are set to undergo their right of passage with the Aliens at this newly discovered temple, with the humans caught in the middle. There was also some brief dicussion about the Predators testing out their new weapons technology. The video showed one example, a modified shuriken throwing star (apparently this weapon is 'in' again after 'Underworld'), which starts as a small handle with a trigger and expands into 6 elongated razor blades. This was actually pretty cool looking. [...]


[02.10.2003] DH meldet...
Some more storyline potential ideas from the man himself Ridley Scott in an interview with DVD Rama and disappointment for those hoping for a fast answer - "Fox and Sigourney Weaver have contacted me, they want to conclude this series with the one who has begun it. [...] But there are not even serious talks. I don't really know what I could do... unless I go back to the questions stated in the first episode. Where does the crashed ship on the planet with this mysterious extra-terrestrial come from ? We could wonder wether massive destruction weapons (which could threaten the Earth) had been used or not. I could be inspired by THE WAR OF THE WORLDS...".

[29.09.2003] CineCon meldet...
Variety reports that Lance Henriksen (TV's "Millenium," "Scream 3") is the first actor to join the cast of Paul W.S. Anderson's "Alien vs. Predator."
While Henriksen played Bishop and Bishop II in previous "Alien" movies, his character in "Alien vs. Predator" will be a different one. Henriksen's character will be a billionaire who finances an expedition to Antarctica where they find a mysterious pyramid. Upon arrival, they find that two alien races are engaging at war.
Shooting will begin in Prague in October. The film is based on a script by Anderson himself, along with Shane Salerno.


[24.09.2003] Bei IGN FilmForce gibt es sehenswerte Videos: "Alien: Director's Cut" Featurette und "The Nest" Clip (Benötigt Apple Quicktime) !!!

[23.09.2003] Bei DH gibt es folgende Insider-Meldung...
"Last Thurs (9/11), there was a promo shoot for the teaser trailer or teaser poster(s) for the new Aliens vs. Predator movie. Now, I don't know when it will be released but what I saw was totally cool. Here's what I saw: A caucasian male, 6"2, in complete Predator suit/make-up getting ready for some still shots. When I saw him, he wasn't wearing the helmet but the costume pretty much was reminiscent of the last two Predator films. The only difference was that the mask (or helmet) looked more metallic than I remember it being (sorry to say it, but, it reminded me of the metallic finish on the Jason mask in Jason X, when he is turned into the SUPER JASON! BUT cooler). Anyway, the suit was only air-brushed from the waist down, which leads me to believe that the shoot was for a teaser poster. But otherwise, the tendrils of "hair" on the predator were AMAZING. I wasn't ballsy enough to see up close but the crew was shooting the Predator first in "attack" position, perfect for a sneak peak poster. Once all photography/ filming(?) was complete, the crew dumped a bucket full of see-through green slime/goo on him and took more pictures. This was either meant to be predator blood, or alien blood--couldn't tell, too far away. Later in the day, it was the aliens turn. What I CAN tell you (about this specific Alien shoot) is that it was NOT the Queen Alien; rather a more human-like alien who walked on two feet. It looked amazing because he was walking like PUMPKINHEAD (remember that one?) and he too--a middle aged geeky caucasian dude)--was not wearing his helmet. (The alien head itself is very faithful to the drone aliens in the "Alien" videogames and the ones in Alien 3, with the elongated head going back, behind the body, round in shape; NOT the flared out helmet of the Queen. I found it odd though that the alien had NO tail. It made me wonder if they would add it later in post, or if it was part of the story, where it gets cut off. Here too, pictures of it were taken in "attack" position, kneeling down w/head intact. This was by far the most exciting part of the day, although the Predator was "gargantuan" in size compared to the Alien".

[19.09.2003] CS! meldet...
Amalgamated Dynamics will design and create the creature effects for Alien vs. Predator, 20th Century Fox's upcoming matchup between two cult characters. The company, headed by Oscar-winning f/x vets Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr., have created effects for previous installments of Fox's "Alien" franchise, including Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection.
For Alien vs. Predator, Amalgamated Dynamics will design and perform the animatronic versions of the "Alien" and "Predator" creatures, as well as makeup and other on-set effects for the film.
Company's staff of 88 has been working on the film since July, readying for an October start date in Prague. Shooting will wrap sometime in February.
Gillis and Woodruff plan to use an enhanced motion control system to improve the movement of the film's animatronic characters, enabling the creatures to be more powerful and move faster than was previously possible and allow for more intricate performances.
"We're going to use a lot of technology and new techniques that haven't been used before," Gillis said. "There will be a new look to these characters." Woodruff added, "Audiences will see the characters in 'AVP' perform in a way they haven't seen before."
The company will also design the creature suits when an actor is needed to perform certain moves.
The film revolves around human scientists who go on an expedition to Antarctica to lure Predator hunters using Alien eggs as bait. The plan quickly goes awry, and the humans find themselves in the crossfire between two warring alien species.


[18.09.2003] Bei Fangoria gibt es alle Details zur "Alien: Quadrilogy" DVD-Box, die am 8. Dezember 2003 in England veröffentlicht wird !!!

[17.09.2003] Die Offizielle "Alien: The Director's Cut" Website ist online !!! Und Moviehole meldet...
Seems there are still plans for an "Alien" sequel, with Ridley Scott now talking it up. Asked whether there will be a fifth Alien movie whilst being interviewed on About.Com, the "Matchstick Men" Director said "Yeah, probably". He added that he doesn’t think he’ll be involved though. "No, I don’t really think so. I think if I’m going to do a science fiction, I’m going to go down a new path that I want to do. It’ll probably be social order or disorder. It will be based on some kind of logic. You’re watching a pattern, and that’s what I’m watching. The guy who did the first fictional serialized piece in Time Magazine, that was interesting. It was examining the condition of the world politically right now, movements of what could occur, where it could go to. I thought that was interesting. And sci-fi’s liable to be 15 years hence, not 50 years hence. Blade Runner was only 20 years hence. We’re nearly there now". Hopefully Jim Cameron still wants in on this one.

[07.09.2003] Bei IGN FilmForce kann man sich den "Alien: Director's Cut" Trailer downloaden !!!

[01.08.2003] Moviehole sprach mit dem SFX-Guru Stan Winston...
[...] One film Winston’s a little disappointed he didn't get asked to be a part of was the upcoming "Aliens vs. Predator". "I wanted to be involved in that so badly", he confesses. "I mean I created the Predator. I drew him up on a plane ride with Jim Cameron. And then Aliens, I created the Queen. So they're like my babies, so I wasn't very happy that I'm not asked to be a part of it. Pride of Ownership, I guess. Still, I wish them the best of luck, and just hope they do the film some justice".
Winston’s crossing his fingers they do follow-up "Predator" and "Aliens" movies so that he might get a chance to work alongside his "babies" again. [...]


[07.07.2003] DH meldet...
James Cameron recently talked with BBC1 and revealed he's very happy with how Terminator 3 ended up [...]
This isn't a man whose going to whitewash his opinion either, take for example his reaction to "Alien 3" - "Hated it. Simple as that. I hated what they did.... I couldn't stand Alien 3 - how they could just go in there and kill off all these great characters we introduced in aliens, and the correlation between mother and daughter. It stunk, but hopefully I'll get a chance to rectify all that". You mean the talk about him being tied to "Alien 5" is true? "To an extent. yes. We're looking at doing another one. Something similiar to what we did with Aliens. A bunch of great characters, and of course Sigourney. I've even discussed the possibility of putting him [Arnold Schwarzenegger] into the Alien movie".


[27.06.2003] Bei Giga Games kann man sich den Trailer zum kommenden Echtzeit-Strategiespiel "Aliens vs Predator: Extinction" (PS2/XBOX) downloaden...

[25.06.2003] Bei IGN FilmForce gibt es detaillierte Infos zu Teilen des "AvP"-Plots... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!

[18.06.2003] Bei AICN gibt es - wie üblich ;-) - einen vernichtenden Kommentar zu Paul W. S. Anderson's "AvP", sowie einen unschönen Hinweis, der die Altersfreigabe betrifft...
[...] Instead of pursuing the James Cameron (TERMINATOR, ALIENS, ABYSS, TERMINATOR 2, TRUE LIES & TITANIC) and Ridley Scott (ALIEN, BLADE RUNNER, THELMA & LOUISE, GLADIATOR & BLACKHAWK DOWN) to pursue their developing rebirth of the Alien franchise -- because if you remember, the condition that Cameron had in doing it was that there be no ALIENS VS PREDATOR film first. Well instead of that project, we get Paul W. S. Anderson (MORTAL KOMBAT, EVENT HORIZON, SOLDIER & RESIDENT EVIL) to turn his creative super-genius and long history of wildly successful investment vs return bankability to not one, but two franchises. Oh and to add insult to injury - I just had a report from a source that claims that Paul W.S. Anderson's pitch is to make this PG-13 - That's sure to make it a mega-success. [...]

[15.06.2003] FilmJerk.com hat Infos zu den Charakteren in "Alien Vs. Predator"... Die Dreharbeiten sollen im Oktober 2003 beginnen...
[...] This new film will not involve any of the human characters from the films’ previous efforts, instead using entirely new individuals. As reported by several news sources, the story looks to involve human scientists going on an expedition to Antarctica to lure Predator hunters, using Alien eggs as bait. Of course, these plans quickly goes awry and the humans find themselves in the crossfire between two warring alien species. [...]

[28.05.2003] FilmJerk.com berichtet über das "Alien" Re-Release an Halloween 2003...
[...] FilmJerk.com has learned, through contacts within Fox Films, that the film will be getting most, if not all, of the cut footage restored back into the narrative. Final details are still being worked out, but our source tells us the film's soundtrack will also be remastered to take advantage of today's digital cinema sound formats, and will be positioned as a major fall release, to play on over 2,000 screens.
Our source also tells us that, should this rerelease become successful, like the "Star Wars" trilogy and "Exorcist" rereleases, tentative plans have already been set to release James Cameron's restored cut of "Aliens" into theatres next spring.


[26.05.2003] Bei Moviehole gibt es schon mal den Plot zu "Alien 5" und "Alien 6"... ;-)
[...] Alien 5 Plot: "The new LV-426 terraforming project has been successful. A colonist Geo gets a distorted transmition sourced from the north horizon & goes to investigate. He finds 2 giant alien spaceships in process of some type of excavation. The ships blast off before the Geo gets too close. He enters the excavation site & into the original 'navigators' ship. He comes to a large empty chamber with a solitary item in the middle of it. As he approaches it takes the shape of an egg..... The 5th Alien instalment takes place on Earth. Earth is under attack by alien warrior drop ships (the race first seen as the dead navigator aboard the derelict alien ship in the original Alien movie). Their method of attack: planting Alien eggs around the human habitats! The Aliens create havoc as their numbers increase. Ripley wakes by the sounds of screaming. She is in a cell & a guard is fumbling trying to get the door open. She will soon realize that her nightmare has taken over her home planet. The evacuation begins. This will lead to the final battle sequence aboard the Navigators ship where Ripley will discover the navigator is a fierce creature whose main objective is to wipe out all intelligent life infesting the universe."
Alien 6 Plot: "May takes place on the navigator’s home planet. They are the evil genetic creators of the alien race & must be stopped before they infest other planets/galaxies with the alien menace. Ripley will go deep into the alien hive & defect to the side of the alien emperor. The Alien wars are just beginning...." [...]


[22.04.2003] Cindy Pearlman sprach mit S. Weaver...
[...] As for any rumors of another "Alien" film, she admits, "[Director] Ridley Scott and I have talked about it a couple of times. He has some ideas. If we developed a good script, I'd love to play Ripley again. I've always felt so grateful to Ridley Scott because he gave me my first job. In fact, the first few weeks of "Alien,' I was so green that Ridley would say, 'Don't look at the camera.' And I'd say, 'How can I not look at it. It's right in front of my face all the time!' "
Ask her about plot ideas for a new "Aliens," Weaver says, "The only thing I'm not interested in is going to earth. I saw that 'Star Trek' movie where they went to Earth and ... yawn. I think it's more fun to go to a foreign planet--especially now. Who wants to come to Earth now? Let's go far, far away! Fantasy is what we need!" [...]


[11.04.2003] Bei Chron.com gibt es ein AP-Interview mit James Cameron...
[...] Minus Cameron as writer and director, Schwarzenegger stars in the upcoming Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. The movie was directed by Jonathan Mostow, assuming the role of upstart director taking over someone else's franchise, which Cameron did when he directed 1986's Aliens.
Alien director Ridley Scott initially was not amused, Cameron said. The two subsequently have talked about doing an Alien film together, with Cameron writing and producing and Scott directing, Cameron said.
David Fincher's Alien 3 -- which killed off characters Cameron created, essentially negating the outcome of Aliens -- has braced Cameron for anything that Terminator 3 might deliver.
"I'm like so over that by now. You can't hold on to that stuff," Cameron said. "There's nothing they can do to me on Terminator 3 that's going to be as outrageous as that."


[09.04.2003] Die Edmonton Sun sprach mit James Cameron...
[...] He also has high hopes of eventually returning to the Alien franchise as long as he can get the go-ahead to make a truly scary (and likely R-rated) film.
The 1979 original Alien, directed by Ridley Scott, "holds a special classic niche as one of the great terrifying experiences," Cameron said. "And the trick (to making a new Alien film) is you don't go crazy and make a $150-million movie because you don't want to have to compromise, you don't want to try to do a PG-13 Alien that is all things to everyone."
An Alien flick, Cameron said, ought to put the psychology back into psychological horror.
"It's got to still maintain its roots in this kind of cinematic id. Ridley did it really beautifully. He just kind of put you into this Freudian nightmare space."


[07.04.2003] Bei JAM! Movies gibt es ein Interview mit James Cameron, der sich u.a. über die Entwicklung des "Alien"-Franchise auslässt...
[...] Cameron, who directed 1986's Aliens, says he's eager to resuscitate the series with a new movie, one that he hopes will draw fans back after the dreary Alien 3 (directed by Fight Club's David Fincher) and Jean-Pierre Jeunet's disappointing Alien: Resurrection. But he'll only do it if Twentieth Century Fox abandons its plans to torpedo the franchise with a cash-grabbing Alien vs. Predator flick.
"I said, 'Look, that's Wolfman meets Frankenstein.' It's like when you're cleaning out the closet, and you find these poor old relic films down at the bottom and you put two of them together.
"So whenever you're ready to pronounce (the Alien franchise) dead, you go and make that film. I'm sure they're not going to like that comment, but that's the way I feel about it. Let's not pronounce it dead yet." [...]


[15.03.2003] CineCon sprach mit S. Weaver über den Stand der Dinge...
[...] I know that Ridley Scott and I’ve talked a couple of times because people are always coming up to me and saying "What about Alien 5?" In the current atmosphere where there is so much going on on earth, I can understand people wanting to see an adventure that’s far away and so I, myself, would love to go and see something happening on another planet. You know, out by Mars or something. But we don’t have any definite plans.

[09.03.2003] Moviehole sprach mit Neil Marshall, der ein Treatment für ein mögliches "Alien"-Sequel in der Tasche hat... Wer weiss, vielleicht ist er der nächste Autor/Regisseur !?!
[...] Not surprisingly - considering how closely "Dog Soldiers" resembles it - Marshall would like to have a go at writing or directing one of the "Aliens" sequels. He actually wrote a treatment for "Alien 3", but it went unused. He says he thinks the story could easily pass off for the next movie. "They go back to the original planet from the first film where they discover more eggs on the spacecraft and so have to rescue the people back there", he says. "You never know, it might be used for a future one".
But Marshall says the last "Alien" movie deterred his interest in the series temporarily. "They just lost the plot with Alien Resurrection", he says. "But I’m fascinated with the mythology and character of the Alien and part of me would love to do an Alien film one day. Not an "Aliens vs Predator" - that’ll just be a smash-em up movie that’ll get the kids in. It’ll have no great story - but a return to the original".


[29.01.2003] R2 Project hat einen Packshot der "Ultimate All-New 9-Disc Alien Box" für uns... "Loaded with Hours of Never-Before-Seen Extras"... Man darf gespannt sein, ob diese DVD-Box auch hierzulande erscheinen wird...

[09.11.2002] Bernd schrieb uns, dass er einen computergenerierten Trailer zu "AvP" gesehen, der aber nichts mit den Spielen zu tun hätte... Am Ende würde auch ein Starttermin genannt (Sommer 2002) und ein Hinweis zur Website alienvspredatorthemovie.com (derzeit nicht konnektiert)... Handelt es sich dabei evtl. um einen Fan-Trailer !?!

[04.11.2002] DH hat eine Meldung bzgl. "Aliens vs Predator"...
Lance Henriksen has apparently signed on for the teamup film according to Total Film

[18.10.2002] The Z Review hat 3 Bilder veröffentlicht, die möglicherweise dem "Aliens vs Predator"-Filmprojekt zugeordnet werden können... Falls dem nicht so ist... Sie sehen in jedem Fall ziemlich cool aus !!!
Mit Dank an Michael Seufert

[21.08.2002] Bei Moviehole gibt es ein Interview mit Walter Hill...
[...] Hill wrote the story for the first three "Alien" movies. "I wrote the 2nd one less, than the third. My Partner and I worked on the story, hence the scripts, and also produced. I did have an offer to direct one of the Alien movies but I wasn’t too excited about all the effects work. They had 3 wonderful directors anyway starting with Ridley, then Jim and David Fincher. The fourth ‘Alien’ film I had nothing to do with but I was listed in the credits under some contractual obligation. We’ve been bought out so if they want us to work on ‘Alien 5’ we would have to be bought back. But I don’t know if it’s something I’d really want to do", he says. And where does he stand on the much-rumoured ‘Aliens vs. Predator’ project "Yeah they’re talking about it. Let’s just say we have a saying in Hollywood ‘Talk is Cheap’". [...]

[04.08.2002] Bei JoBlo.com gibt es ein Interview mit Paul Anderson, in dem er u.a. über "Aliens vs Predator" erzählt...
ARROW: Well, I’m moving on to the BIG NEWS, which is Aliens vs Predator: is it official?
PAUL: Yes.
ARROW: Are you writing the script?
PAUL: I’m just finishing the script for Resident Evil: Nemesis and as soon as that’s done, I’m gonna begin to work on AVP.
ARROW: So how do you feel about the project...are you excited?
PAUL: I’ve been waiting to do a movie with Aliens in it since I was at school, since the first Alien movie came out, since I fell in love with Sigourney Weaver and since the Alien scared the hell out of me. I’ve been obsessed with ALIENS for a while, it’s the coolest cinema franchise out there and Predator is the baddest hunter in the universe, so the idea of combining the two of them is just phenomenal! It will be a stand-alone franchise; it will not be a continuation of the Alien franchise.
ARROW: So we won’t get a Sigourney Weaver or an Arnold Schwarzenegger cameo then?
PAUL: I’m not telling you that!
ARROW: I had to try.
PAUL: I haven’t even written the script yet!


[14.07.2002] CS! meldet...
And then, just like that it's moving forward in a big way. One of the most talked about projects, the big screen adaptation of the popular video game Alien vs. Predator, will be written and directed by Paul Anderson (Resident Evil) for producers John Davis, David Giler, Lawrence Gordon, Walter Hill and Joel Silver at 20th Century Fox.
The project is the tale of human scientists on a distant planet who, once again, make the mistake of experimenting on aliens and predators. The story centers on a scientist who foolishly hatches alien eggs to create an environment attractive to predators, says Variety.
The 1979 Alien earned $78.9 million domestic gross; Aliens (1986), $85.2 million; Alien 3 (1992), $55.5 million; and Alien: Resurrection (1997) $47.8 million.
Predator earned $59.7 million domestic in 1987, and Predator 2 took $30.7 million in 1990.


[10.07.2002] Bloody Disgusting sprach mit dem Special Effects Guru Stan Winston über "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines", "Jurassic Park 4", "Alien vs. Predator" und "Alien 5"...
[...] Keeping together as many rumors unfold, Alien 5 and Alien vs. Predator, was a small topic of conversation, for it seems that the possibility for and Alien 5 is way more likely than Alien vs Predator.
Alien vs Predator is still stuck in it's scripting stage at the moment and has not moved forward as of yet, and Alien 5 rumors seem to be mostly false with a taste of truth to it, thats all he could tell me. [...]


[03.07.2002] Moviehole meldet...
In an interview with our L.A Correspondent, Paul Fischer, Sigourney Weaver again talked about the chances of a fifth "Alien" film and whether she's tired of answering questions about it. "I have people coming up to me on the street talking to me about when is the next one, I’ve actually spoken to Ridley Scott a number of times. He would like to do five and I have to say that because its six months away from home, I have very mixed feelings about it. I don’t know. Maybe that will change" says Weaver. "You know if I can physically perform her task, or have a very good stuntwoman, I love what happened to Ripley. I love playing an alien" Weaver also talked a bit about the role she is playing in the forthcoming "Holes". "Louis the writer, Louis and I have quite a bit of sympathy for the warden because in fact, she’s also cursed because she’s had to dig as a child, she’s had to dig her whole life for this treasure so her life has never started. So I can really feel how misunderstood she is but she does do some evil things".

[06.06.2002] AICN berichtet über "Aliens vs. Predator"...
[...] Now it seems the story that they've decided to pursue involves some 600 year old technology gur named Gideon Lee, who has extended his life via technology and secrets gained from a crashed PREDATOR ship up in like Tibet centuries ago. Now he has decided to use a bunch of ALIEN eggs to make a hostile 'Hunt' attractive environment for the Predators to come back and hunt in, while he and his team set to study their technology and so he can get more of whatever is prolonging his life. Apparently there is also a reporter that gets caught in the middle of this and of course it all goes to hell. This kinda blends the 'fucking corporation' concepts of ALIEN and ALIENS... along with the visceral hunt cool of the PREDATOR flicks. This could work out if they attach a damn fine screenwriter. Now of all the projects that John Davis is involved in, the one I'm most excited about is the Alex Proyas film version of I, ROBOT! [...]

[22.05.2002] AICN meldet, dass "Aliens vs. Predator" lebt... Allem Anschein nach wird Paul Anderson (u.a. "Resident Evil") Regie führen... Wobei es noch weitere Kandidaten gibt... Ach ja: Das Drehbuch wird wohl nochmal über den Haufen geworfen...

[10.03.2002] "The Alien Experience" hat den Artikel "Alien Revelation" aus dem Magazin "Total Film" (Ausgabe 63) veröffentlicht...
Sigourney Weaver really, really wants Alien 5 to happen. Total Film learned that the 52-year-old star of the megabucks sci-fi series approached Ridley Scott last year with an eye to "do another one". And Scott has let one "earth-shattering" (his words) piece of news escape: "Well, James Cameron is involved in it now."
What role Cameron will actually take in the new adventures of Ellen Ripley is undetermined (will he write, produce...direct!?), but Big Jim is definitely interested and the prospect of the Aliens director collaberating with origional helmer Scott will make fans drool as much as the alien creatures themselves. It seems the Titanic director was also approached by Weaver, who is either desperate to revisit the character of Ripley in order to fulfill her artistic needs...or fancies pocketing an expected $20 million for another outing.
As for Scott's involvment, the dour Geordie is still weighing his options. After nabbing an Oscar-nom for Black Hawk Down he's Mr. Popular, and both pirate swashbuckler Captain Kidd and historical epic Alexander The Great are battling for his attention. Be he is giving Alien 5 serious consideration, possibly in a story that visits the home planet of the grisly monstoids from his 1979 masterpiece. The less-favored option is to continue from where Alien: Resurrection left off (Aliens reaching Earth).
Whatever happens, if Ripley does return Weaver has insisted it will be her final installment. To which we proffer one reasoned response: chinny reckon.
Recently Scott has been confirmed to work on the William Eaton biopic, Tripoli. So how far off is Alien 5 in his plans? And what about Cameron? He's obviously capable of carrying an entire franchise on his back, so why not another sequel? It'll be interesting to see.


[08.03.2002] Dark Horizons meldet...
Despite the hype, Ridley confirmed on E! News that he'll be working on the pre-production stages of this project for the next few months but it will NOT be his next project in the director's chair, rather its likely to follow it whatever the next one may be.

[06.03.2002] Coming Attractions meldet...
We've heard from a reliable source who read the James DeMonaco and Kevin Fox draft of Aliens vs. Predator and confirmed to us that the screenplay's storyline is "pretty much word-for-word like the Dark Horse comic book (the storyline where the human girl becomes a predator alien hunter in the end)." However, this is not the same direction that the producer, John Davis, wants to take the project now.
A number of screenwriters have had meetings with the Aliens vs. Predator people and Davis wants an entirely new storyline written, one that borrows nothing from the comic books, video games or earlier drafts of the screenplay.
The bigger news is that they think they've found their man. A deal is being worked on at present. Who is this mystery individual? Our scooper said they "would be perfect" for the job...


[15.02.2002] Bei Dark Horizons gibt es ein Zitat von Ridley Scott bei einer Pressekonferenz in Sydney...
"You know i thought it'd be nice. I'd do it. It really is entirely dependent on the take on the material. It's all about material. I been asked about Alien 5 and I said of course. We've started a script meeting. I mean, i've started it off so i may as well close the door - if in fact this is meant to be the last one".

[23.01.2002] Bei AICN gibt es einige Äusserungen von Ridley Scott bzgl. "Alien 5"...
"I'm seriously mulling it over... I think it would be a lot of fun, but the most important thing is to get the story right. [...] Earth would be interesting, and there is talk about it... I say we should go back to where the alien creatures were first found and explain how they were created. No one has ever explained why. I always figured that a battleship carrying bio-mechanical organisms that could be weapons was sent into space with some space jockey who didn't last long."

[15.01.2002] Bei Latino Review gibt es ein Interview mit Ridley Scott...
LR: What's next for you ALIEN 5, CAPTAIN KIDD or ALEXANDER THE GREAT?
Ridley: I will decide in the next 5 weeks, I'm looking at ALIEN 5 sure. Why not? Maybe. There hasn't been a good Pirate Movie either, so I haven't decided yet. It's in the works.


[07.01.2002] AICN zitiert Paul Anderson (u.a. "Resident Evil")...
If they ever greenlight an Aliens v.s. Predator movie he is going to be knocking down Hollywoods door to get to do it. I personally think he would be a horrible choice for that. Too epic and big for him. But I did like that he said he was a big fan of the series and that it went downhill when CG started popping up in it.

[04.12.2001] Filmjerk.com berichtet über "Alien 5"...

[19.11.2001] AICN weiss mehr über David Twohys Beteiligung an "AvP"...
Also there have been rumors that David Twohy has become attached to direct and write ALIEN VS PREDATOR. We've seen these pop up in a few places. It seems that my sources at Fox have told me that these rumors might very well be true. It seems that Fox and Davis Entertainment have approached David Twohy to completely rework the project for them. There has yet to be a deal worked out, but apparently Twohy is working up his take and the folks at Fox are anxious to hear that. So, we'll have to wait and see wait happens with that!

[06.11.2001] Dark Horizons hat einen Spy-Report bzgl. "Aliens Vs. Predator"...
"Been some net-noise lately about "AVP", whether its actually moving forward. Well, that blip hit my screen about a month ago, and I’ve been keeping eyes-on ever since. And no, I don’t work for Davis Entertainment but hey, let’s just say that the walls on the Fox lot ain’t radar-proof. John Davis controls the project free and clear now. He’s been working for two years to buy out all the other producers involved... including Joel Silver and Walter Hill... and looks like he’s finally done it. D.E.’s been shopping the project stealth-like for the last six weeks or so, aiming for a writer/director in the James Cameron mold to take over the script and do his own thing. The name at the top of their list is now David Twohy, the guy that kicked some significant ass with "Pitch Black" and that has a new sub flick over at Miramax called "Below" which apparently the folks at D.E. have seen and flipped for. Heard they’re just waiting for Twohy to give them a take and it’s a done deal".

[24.10.2001] 13th Street berichtet, dass die Arbeiten an "Aliens Vs. Predator" vorangehen...
Producer John Davis is pushing it forward at 20th Century Fox and allegedly getting a new script together, but when I asked Joel Silver about it as he was an original producer on it, too, he said that "Fox is doing it without us" meaning Silver Pictures, so it won't involve Joel, though he did say, "I wish." He said some other bits, but that's the gist.

[13.10.2001] Ananova berichtet, dass sich Sigourney Weaver mit Ridley Scott wegen "Alien 5" getroffen hat... In einem Interview meinte sie...
"Now, the kids sort of see these things as installments, not necessarily sequels. So you really have a lot of freedom [...] Ridley Scott and I were talking about what would happen next if there were to be another one again. Ridley is hardly an untried you know, new director [...] I feel like in a way my worries about unburdening the series from the character the good Ripley is gone and now, you know, who knows who she is. I certainly don't, you know"

[01.10.2001] Dark Horizons hat einige Aussagen von Sigourney Weaver, die sich in Kürze mit Ridley Scott wegen "Alien 5" treffen will...
I'm meeting with Ridley Scott in two weeks." That was what she said at a lunch seminar this past Saturday in Williamstown, MA. She was in town as the guest of honor at the Third Annual Williamstown Film Festival. She said Fox had approached her about a fifth movie and she wasn't into it. But, since 'Resurrection' was the only movie left as a cliff hanger, she's been curious as to where they could go with it. Recently she called Scott and discussed the possibility of doing a fifth in which they go to the Aliens' home planet. They haven't even talked to Fox yet, so this is just an informal meeting they are holding, to throw around ideas"

[30.08.2001] Gegenüber Empire Online meinte Sigourney Weaver...
"I left my character not knowing even what species she was, so right now I'm a little unclear as to how things can progress."

[06.08.2001] Empire Online berichtet... "Sigourney's Up For It - Fifth Alien episode could be on the cards"...
Yes we know, another Alien movie rumour is much like another Bond rumour - usually spurious rubbish. But this time a quote on the likelihood of Ripley returning to kick extra-terrestrial ass comes from Sigourney Weaver herself.
Speaking to The Sunday Times, Weaver spoke enthusiastically about increasing her future workload; 'If they want to write a good script for another Alien film and give me $20m, then fine,' she told them. 'If it's more sex they want, great. Another brilliant drama? Yes, please...Even if I got pregnant again at this age, I'd want the baby. I'm up for anything.'


[31.07.2001] Nur ein Gerücht !?! Regisseur Joe Johnston (u.a. "Jurassic Park III") will angeblich gerne bei "Alien 5" Regie führen...

[07.05.2001] Der Soundtrack zu "Aliens" wird als Deluxe Edition wiederveröffentlicht... Die Neuveröffentlichung bietet neben einer kompletten klanglichen Überarbeitung über 30 Minuten bisher unveröffentlichte Musik...

[24.03.2001] Bei IGN FilmForce gibt es ein Interview mit Sigourney Weaver, in dem sie u.a. auch über "Alien 5" spricht...

[16.03.2001] In einem Interview mit TV Guide meinte Sigourney Weaver, dass das "Alien"-Thema noch lange nicht abgeschlossen sei. Ein 5. Film sei zwar zur Zeit nicht in Planung, allerdings existiere derzeit die Idee "Aliens vs. Predator" auf die Leinwand zu bringen... Auch wenn sie in diesem Film nicht mitspielen wolle, könnte sie es mit beiden aufnehmen... ;-)
Das Joss Whedon (u.a. "Buffy") ein Drehbuch für Alien 5 geschrieben habe, wurde ebenfalls dementiert... Laut Weaver existiert zwar ein Drehbuch, welches die Aliens auf die Erde brächte - dieses wollte sie aber nicht lesen.

[22.02.2001] Bei Ananova zu lesen... Sigourney Weaver sprach über die "Alien 5"-Gerüchte... Bislang wurde sie noch nicht gefragt... Sie zeigte sich erstaunt, welche Summen man ihr für ihren Auftritt zahlen wolle...

[06.02.2001] Ananova berichtete am 04.02., dass Sigourney Weaver für "Alien 5" unterschrieben hat... Mittlerweile werden entsprechende Gerüchte, z.B. von Coming Soon!, dementiert...

[11.01.2001] Laut TheArnoldFan.com bestehen gute Chancen, dass "Aliens VS. Predator" verfilmt wird...

Alien 5 - Domains !!!
Fox hat am 6. April 2000 folgende Webseiten registriert...
http://www.alienv.com
http://www.alien5movie.com



Alien 5 - Gerüchte
Mittlerweile häufen sich die Gerüchte, dass es Alien 5 geben wird...

Angeblich wieder mit Sigourney Weaver... mit dem finalen Showdown (evtl. ein Ripley-Klon) auf dem Heimatplaneten der Aliens...

Roland Emmerich und Dean Devlin, die Macher von "Independence Day" und "Godzilla", sollen sich angeblich um das Drehbuch und die Regie kümmern... Wir werden sehen ;-)

Angeblich will James Cameron mit Harrison Ford eine Art "Aliens versus Predator" Fortsetzung machen.

Sigourney Weaver und Winona Ryder sollen ihre Rollen aus Resurrection aufnehmen und die Aliens auf der Erde bekämpfen...




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