Close the schools and hide the acne medication: The teen night-creatures are about to do battle. In this week's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the vampire-werewolf conflict erupts, and let's just say, it's about time. We're not expecting anything spectacular, mind, just looking to David Slade for a movie that appeals beyond the Twihard audience.
As moviegoers, we seem to have an everlasting hunger for onscreen face-offs. After watching Superman pitted against Batman, we look for wilder, more intriguing, and sometimes just bizarre battles. Here are our 10 favorite beastly dust-ups. You don't like 'em, we'll meet you outside.
It's Shark vs. Octopus and More in Top 10 Beastly Battles Posted 06.29.10 by reelz
We've been hearing about a possible return to the basics for the Alien franchise -- where the concept of a single alien monster on a ship is revisited.
Earlier, Sigourney "Ripley" Weaver revealed that she and director Ridley Scott had discussed it, but the debacles that were the Alien vs. Predator movies seemed to have killed interest. Later, it was said that the idea was being tossed around by the studio again and it had got Ridley Scott thinking about a plotline again.
Now comes word from Bloody-Disgusting that this new Alien project is indeed happening. But the word is that, while still involved, Scott is stepping back -- letting his brother Tony Scott and Michael Costigan produce, and he's looking at an unknown Carl Rinsch to direct the movie. In his defense, Rinsch has done plenty of work for Scott Free -- Ridley's production company.
While it looks like this will put the franchise back on track, can it be good that the franchise originator is taking the back seat instead of the director's chair? Posted 05.29.09 by reelz
What, AVP wasn't enough a reboot? It's true, despite both Alien vs. Predator and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, a second reboot is underway, this time with director Robert Rodriguez serving as producer for the movie.
AICN reached out to Rodriguez, who explained how Predators came into being:
Way back before I did Desperado, I had taken a writing assignment for a sequel to Predator. With a nod toward [James] Cameron's Aliens I decided to call it Predators. I set it on a jungle-like Predator planet. Fast forward 15 years to when I got a call from Alex Young over at Fox, who had been digging around and found my original treatment. So the next stage is finding a writer and director to come in and work with us to bring it to life. Whether or not it will ultimately be based on the treatment or not is still unknown at this time.
So while Rodriguez will not direct or write, he has plenty in mind for the movie:
What I'd like to do with it is expand on ideas I dreamt up back in the original treatment, that had really expanded on the universe both the Predators and other species live in. We'd create new otherworldly characters while not taking away from the draw our main Predator has. Posted 04.30.09 by Ryan