Last week IGN reported that Fox was on the verge of hiring a pair of special effects expert brothers, Greg and Colin Strause, to direct Alien Vs. Predator. The duo later confirmed the story on their web site. I guess Fox has decided to totally give up on bringing back the Ridley Scott and James Cameron days of the franchise altogether. Replacing drama with high-end effects work. Call me an optimist, but I am still looking forward to what these guys could do with a great property like this. Even the bad Alien films are watchable. Paul W.S. Anderson created a film that was not well reviewed, but had some entertainment value.
The Strause brothers haven’t done any high-profile directing, but they do have an impressive special effects resume. They’ve done work on films includingTitanic, T3, The Day After Tomorrow, Galaxy Quest and most recently X-Men: The Last Stand.
AVP 2 is expected to be in theaters late next year. Fox has scheduled it for an August 10, 2007 release date.