the pending release of Aliens vs. Predator Requiem, we are
taking a look at the players behind the film as well as
a look at the story and trailer of the films.
The film is said to follow an elite lone Predator whose
ship crashes on Earth; a cargo of face-huggers is unleashed,
which in turn infects a small Colorado town.
This tends to back up the rumor that the film would involve
a single Predator sent to clean up the mess caused by the
events of the first film. A Predator/Alien hybrid will also
appear and may be the one that burst forth from the "Scar"
Predator at the end of the last film.
Further speculation involves the possible crash of a Predator
ship, which the Predators are eager to recover, less any of
their technology (or corpses) find their way into human hands.
Of course, the Aliens start to infest the local town and all
hell breaks loose.
When asked years ago about possible continuity issues with
future AvP films, I mentioned that they could always have
the town nuked via a Predator weapon and have it blamed
on an attack or an accident. This may be confirmed by the
images of a plane dropping a bomb in the trailer to contain
The film is directed by Colin and Greg Strause, who cut
their teeth with some amazing music videos and FX work in
such films as The Fantastic Four, 300, MI3, and
Reports from the set included a fight in a school, a store,
as well as a helicopter crash site. The directors have been
quoted as saying the film would be an R-rated film and that
there would be plenty of gore in the film, including head-bites.
The creators of the film have promised that the film will
be much closer in town to the original Aliens than any of
the other films in the series.
The film is set in a Colorado town and will star Reiko Aylesworth
of 24 fame as "Kelly O'Brien," as well
as Steven Pasquale of Rescue Me as "Dallas."
(On a side note, Dallas was also the name of the captain in
the original Alien film--no word if the two are related.)
A recent story from MTV has confirmed that the Predalien
in the film is the one that emerged from "Scar"
at the end of the last film. He soon kills several Predators
aboard the ship. The hero Predator in the film is known
as "Wolf," who after taking a second plasma cannon
from a fallen Predator, embarks on a clean-sweep mission;
killing all in his path. His look is said to be different
in that he is marked from years of battle.
The Strause brothers confirmed that there would be no Queen
Alien, as the Predalien does essentially the same thing.
They also said a chestburster will emerge from a child.
It has also been reported that we will see the Predator
homeworld, as well.
Look for Aliens vs. Predator Requiem this December 25th (January
18th for international viewers) in a theater near you.