||Original 'AvP' Writer Peter Briggs Responds to Paul Anderson's Final Cut
Bloody-Disgusting.com got in touch with Peter Briggs, the man who got the whole ball rolling on Alien Vs. Predator some ten years ago with the very first screenplay. Peter talks about Anderson's final version, Hellboy, the Alien/Predator franchise, Anderson himself and other Hollywood mussing. But here's the juicy stuff:
I came out of the cinema (from "A vs P") afterwards, and I felt... I don't know. Empty. Depressed, actually. I thought: "you know, I've been championing this thing for 13 years...and what a sterile letdown. Why did I bother?" It was interesting. I thought about going off and getting very drunk
I advise everyone to go read the rest right now.
[an error occurred while processing this directive]080102160410 [an error occurred while processing this directive]Interview w/ Paul Anderson [an error occurred while processing this directive]Arrow in the Head just interviewed director Paul Anderson yesterday and got some decent insight into his upcoming projects including Aliens vs. Predator, Resident Evil 2: Nemesis, Resident Evil Deluxe DVD Edition and the Event Horizon Special Edition. Here's some info on RE2:
Are you aiming for a trilogy with the Resident Evil series? On July 26, 2002 with the announcement that Anderson was to work on AVP, 20th Century Fox has pulled out all the stops and wants full attention to this project, and it may have been enough to put Nemisis in production limbo. [an error occurred while processing this directive]
[an error occurred while processing this directive]041502154321 [an error occurred while processing this directive]Alien vs. Predator Movie Confirmed! [an error occurred while processing this directive]Matt Virchow, the screenwriter who a couple of months back was developing a Predator 3 script, contacted The Arnold Fans with the latest developments:
PAUL: Yes, I would like that. Iíve got the idea for the 3 movies mapped out already, they were always in the back of my mind. Now that the first movie did the business it did, the trilogy might become a reality.
Well, I'm sorry Arnold fans who were awaiting the finished script of "Predator III", which WOULD'VE (or could've) featured the returning Arnold Schwarzenegger as Dutch, but FOX has notified me that my works on Predator must be terminated as "Aliens vs. Predator" is underway with their pre-production beginning. Certainly a mixed bag for Predator fans. At least Jon Peters isn't involved with this one. Access Hollywood, a partner entertainment network of Warner Brothers, reported cameras officially started rolling on Monday, April 8th on Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. [an error occurred while processing this directive]
[an error occurred while processing this directive]110601055502P[an error occurred while processing this directive]AvP Movie Update [an error occurred while processing this directive]Dark Horizons has been following recent rumours of the crossovers revival and weighs in:
I've been researching to make sure this is no prank, and yes, the predators, aliens, and marines collide for this oncoming action film rumored to cast Kurt Russell (a fan favorite for second choice). This film doesn't retain any of the same characters, so expect all new faces for this sequel, which I feel won't be made to its full potential, considering we are supposed getting a debut screenwriter and director. We're getting all new characters, and its based on a video game...
It doesn't sound as though its coming together as I would have done it, but all we can do is wait and see what's going to happen. I think we should all just be thankful that Schwarzenegger has officially began "Terminator 3", and that we should just move on. I'm sorry I couldn't get this going for you fans - but hey, I tried.
Been some net-noise lately about Aliens Vs. Predator, whether its actually moving forward. Well, that blip hit my screen about a month ago, and Iíve been keeping eyes-on ever since. And no, I donít work for Davis Entertainment but hey, letís just say that the walls on the Fox lot ainít radar-proof. John Davis controls the project free and clear now. Heís been working for two years to buy out all the other producers involved - including Joel Silver and Walter Hill - and looks like heís finally done it. D.E.ís 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 theyírejust waiting for Twohy to give them a take and itís a done deal. [an error occurred while processing this directive]