In just five days, when a lot of people will be opening Christmas presents from their loved ones, ALIENS VS. PREDATOR:REQUIEM will be invading theaters. With the marketing aspect of this film reaching its climax, Ryan Rotten had a chance to sit down with the Strause brothers and discuss the film itself. Topics like making the film a hard R (as compared to the last AvP film), adapting musical effects from the original films, adding to the scare and gore factor, etc..
Here's a sample..
ShockTillYouDrop.com: We recognize a lot of sound effects and music cues from the clips you had shown...
Colin Strause: When we first got on the movie, we told Fox we wanted to digitally remaster all of the original movies. So they actually went to the salt mines and pulled out all of the original negatives and remastered all of the original sound effects for us. We got the Alien squeals straight from the dub stages - that peacock-elephant noise when the Aliens die. Except for Predator vocals, those were the only thing that we did new.
Shock: Would you say this is a tease for another film that will take us to the Predator planet?
Colin: Yeah. Well, we kind of told them, this is kind of, to us at least, the end of the Earth story. The next one's gotta be in space, you know. We kind of end this one like, we're kind of done here. It'd be nice, the next one, to be before "Alien" but definitely kind of needs to be more of a space epic.
Shock: Could we get to a point where there is a movie that's just monsters?
Greg: [laughs] That's a hard sell.
Colin: We pitched on the first one and our pitch was like "Dances with Wolves" and we had like forty-five minutes where there was gonna be like no spoken language at all in the movie. Needless to say we didn't get the first movie.
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ALIENS VS. PREDATOR:REQUIEM will hit theaters Christmas Day in the US.