One Strause on AVP:R

Greg Strause!Just less than a month to go. Are you ready for AVP: Requiem? You better be! If this movie comes in last place at the boxoffice, we can kiss a space marine sequel good bye.

If you’re scared of this film turning out like Paul W.S. Anderson’s shitpickle, then I suggest heading over to Alien Experience where their already well stocked array of AVP:R goods has just grown stronger with the addition of a brand new interview with Colin Strause’s brother and co-director, Greg.

When questioned about how the brothers planned on pleasing the fans out there, Greg put a few fears to rest, “… obviously we want to do stuff that the fans are going to love. And there’s a limit to which point. Even within the fans. I mean, I think all of us are pretty active online, and Colin and I probably read a lot of the online stuff more than we post. So, within the fan group it’s pretty fractured. Guys, kids, who support the Predators, kids who actually root for the Aliens, which Colin’s gone on record a little bit saying like that’s a little bit, he goes, that’s not really what any of us think Ridley intended. (Laughs)

The very first film Alien, I don’t think you were cheering for the Alien. You were actually horrified at how quickly he was going through and murdering the crew, but you know, I didn’t find myself cheering for them. It was that really relatable group of, just kind of common everyday folk on the ship who were getting ripped to pieces, which made that movie so horrific. You really actually cared for the people. So, again, that attitude is reflected in our film.

So, yeah I mean, we want to do something we think the fans think is going to be cool, but we’re also very important for us to do things we think are going to be cool. And we are fans of both, we don’t really favour one or the other. But we just kind of put our sensibilities and our tastes to all the design and whatever situations were in the film. So every aspect of the film, we kind of put our touch on it.

Click here to see the rest of the lengthy interview and please … PLEASE see the new AVP flick when it hits theatres this Christmas.


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Mike Phalin

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  • PelusaMG

    Japanese trailer now online…

  • Rottenjesus

    That interview was pretty enlightening on what they had to deal with in getting this movie made. Can’t believe that in the original script the Predalien died on Page 2! No wonder the Strause Bros. tore apart the script.

    I’ve got a good feeling about this movie. Unlike AVP, I’m seeing this one in the theater.

  • PelusaMG

    Hmm… Having just read the interview I am little concerned that some aspects were compromised for the sake of ‘coolness’. I’m going to predict that the DC reviewer gives this film 3 1/2 out of 5.

  • PelusaMG

    Christ, I hope this film is better than his grammar!

  • Sirand

    Please don’t suck, please don’t suck…