Considering the greatness that came before it, the first Alien vs Predator movie wasn't a big hit with fans of either franchise. It was OK I suppose, but overall it was a bit of a letdown.
However, money talks in Hollywood, so it's no surprise that a sequel has been made due to AVP's $170 million worldwide gross.
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem or AVP-R as the marketing guys would like it to be known, will be released on Christmas day, and the official website has now gone live.
There's quite a lot to see on the site and you can also make your own Predalien or send a loved one your very own Facehugger E-card.
Did I really just type that?
For fans of Alien and/or Predator there's a bit of good news: Paul W.S. Anderson won't be directing. Instead we have Colin and Greg Strause who are self-proclaimed fans of both franchises. In addition to that the film will be rated R. Maybe that's why it's called AVP-R. :-)
Unlike most people I don't hate Paul W.S. Anderson (who is not to be confused with Magnolia's Paul Thomas Anderson). I enjoyed Resident Evil and I also really loved Soldier, although that had a lot to do with it starring Kurt Russell.
AVP-R looks gory and violent, two things that we have come to expect from the Predator and Alien films, but which was lacking from the original AVP (or should that be the unoriginal AVP?). Let's hope that this one lives up to the expectations that we have for both of these iconic franchises.
Official Aliens vs Predator: Requiem website: AVP-R.com