Blame it on the fans why don’t you… Inside is a report from special effects maestro Alec Gillies, who talks a little bit about why we maybe never see another ‘Alien,’ ‘Predator’ or ‘Alien vs Predator’ movie again. According to Gillies, the movies weren’t making enough money and were beginning to taper off- maybe if the movies didn’t SUCK so much, word of mouth would be better. Freaking Idiots!
I had the chance to have a chat with special effects maestro Alec Gillies – who with Tom Woodruff Jr. runs Amalgamated Dynamics Inc – about an hour ago. The guts of the conversation will be up in a month or so, to tie in with the DVD release of “Alien vs.Predator”.
Meantime, here’s an update on a few of the big projects that Amalgamated Dynamics is working on, including “AvP 2″, “Alpha Dog” and “Superman”.
So what can we expect first, an “Alien vs. Predator 2″ or solo “Alien” and “Predator” sequels?
Everything that I was hearing from the studio was that there was not going to be another Alien movie. And definitely was not going to be another Predator movie. They (the franchises) had been declining at the box office steadily, with each film. The box office just tapered off.
So this was a nice shot (AVP) – combining the two characters, that have proven themselves to be successful in the comic books and computer games.
The consensus seems to be, the fans would love an “Alien 5″ with Ridley Scott back in the drivers seat though.
Personally, I don’t think either franchise is dead – we get people coming up to us and saying we loved [Alien] Resurrection, or [Alien] number three was my favourite and so on – and who wouldn’t want to see Ridley Scott do another Alien film? But I don’t know what the budget of that movie would be because the reality is, I don’t want to say they’re cult films, but they’re not movies that make a hundred million dollars. But that’s why they’re hoping to get folks like Ridley Scott involved. I’d love to see it. I think there are worlds there to be explored. I think its hard to create the magical that you had with the first one, Cameron did it beautifully by expanding…and the more sequels there are the more parameters are set up. At some point, you have to burst out of them.
I’m hoping with the AVP sequel that we’ll be able to go into some different directions that haven’t been explored yet.”
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