With all the recent announcements of a new Aliens film set to possibly sever the Alien franchise from Alien 3 onwards, truly there might be some spine tingling excitement to look forward too, for some.
But its not just the Alien franchise that is secretly piecing something new together that could possibly shock our socks off. The rumours of a new Predator film while not as solid as Neil Blomkamp's announcements, are still creating some pretty dam thought provoking discussion on its possible content and setting.
The only solid facts for the new predator movie at this time are that one of the original cast members Shane Black (portrayed Hawkins in the original predator) and a writing partner Fred Dekker are developing a script. But at this point this is the only information I could find that has been backed up by evidence, nothing about the script or setting can be considered "authentic" at this time.
Blomkamp on the other hand has been far more open about many possible developments for the new Aliens sequel, obviously using hype to help build anticipation for the film's release. (which isn't a bad thing) But from the comments made from Blomkamp, while he has been developing the story and ironing out the plot, it doesn't sound like the story, ideas and themes are locked off and ready for the production period just yet.
With the small amount of information circulating the internet and forums, it has created a lot of discussions around which direction the franchise needs to go, as one thing the two new films might have in common, is that they both are erasing particular films in both franchises and possibly re writing some of the mythology to both species.
While my tone might sound a bit critical and even doubtful about either of the two films succeeded, let me just assure anyone that reads this post that i'm just as keen for two new films as anyone else, its content after all I believe in "innocent until proven guilty" sadly there's not been much to rally trust and faith in both franchises recently. Nevertheless, this might be the game changer for both films fans are looking for
Simple question for the members, are you excited about a new film? and are you for or against both movies potentially cutting large content from the expanded universes of both Aliens and Predator to start over? Always love to read people's opinions to help piece together what everyone's thinking don't be shy
On a side note for anyone that's interested. a fellow member has dropped me a message to extend to the group that he has a tone of Xenomorph miniatures he is willing to paint to resemble members OC's, He is willing to do said commissions free of charge for any members of the group, so I strongly encourage people to give it a shot and support a fellow member
For details or any questions about his commision, don't be afraid to drop him a note
Here's also a quick example of some of the miniatures and a domed headed warrior he painted to look like my OC Flinch on the right beside a dog Alien.
Also for any members that want some similar journal exposure to publicise commissions, drop me or the group a message
Stay frosty this winter team!