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John Ortiz Tackles AVP 2
Joins the alien action thriller

05 October 2006  |  Written by   |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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After dealing drugs and suffering the wrath of Crockett and Tubbs, Miami Vice’s John Ortiz must think he can handle anything.

He’s leapt aboard the Alien Vs Predator sequel, now subtitled Survival Of The Fittest. Half Nelson’s Shareeka Epps and The OC’s Johnny Lewis have also joined the cast as new information about the plot has started to arrive.

The new movie will be set in a picturesque American small town, which suddenly becomes a war zone when a pissed off Predator and a mob of deadly aliens arrives. Epps is playing Kendra, a young girl who has to look out for her younger sibling. Ortiz is the town’s sheriff and Lewis is a troubled kid who will likely find a reason to behave once the extra-terrestrial rabble-rousers show up.

Greg and Colin Strause are about to start directing the movie for release next year.

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why the hell cant they just follow the games, set in the future and like the alien films. it would make the film a little more believable. the last film was crap, waste of the 6 quid i spent to see it in a vue cinema, what a rip off. sometimes directors dont know best More

Posted by joe88 at 09:36 on 17 September 2007 | Report This Post

RE: What scope!
I'll usually give any movie a chance but unless some better plot points emerge over the next few months and the trailer absolutely blows me away, I'll be waiting until this hits my local Blockbuster Video.   Although, I will be interested to see if they actually go for an 'R' rating this time around. Taking it back to the adult audience where it belongs.   And I must admit to being one of the people that does not want to see the PredAlien running around in this movie. I though More

Posted by FrenchMachine at 13:58 on 08 October 2006 | Report This Post

RE: What scope!
L: mjscarface Set in a picturesque town. So what's this? The fucking OC?! Where's the scale and scope that made Alien a hit? AvP wasn't perfect but at least they set it in a arena style location, not some bloody town. i]Alien in small, confined corridoors on a spaceship... The Alien films have never been big and all-out, they work in small and isolated enviroments. Doesn't mean the film lacks scope and vision because it's set in a small town... Seeing an Alien or Predator in your More

Posted by Izzet at 08:16 on 06 October 2006 | Report This Post

What scope!
Set in a picturesque town. So what's this? The fucking OC?! Where's the scale and scope that made Alien a hit? AvP wasn't perfect but at least they set it in a arena style location, not some bloody town. More

Posted by mjscarface at 00:06 on 06 October 2006 | Report This Post

You have to admit to wanting to see a daddy predalien on the loose though ! More

Posted by Pinkvelvet at 21:31 on 05 October 2006 | Report This Post

okay so were going down this road, let me kill this topic once & for all by saying... THE FILM WILL BE FUCKING PENGUIN-BALLS!!!!! JUST ACCEPT IT!!!! ooooh but...but...but...fuck off!!! More

Posted by Chaos Engine at 20:51 on 05 October 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Death to Paul WS Anderson!
agreed, let them make the 2 seperate fanchises again,even though alot of people disliked alien resurrection i seemed to like it quiet alot.... More

Posted by phillo at 18:52 on 05 October 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Death to Paul WS Anderson!
Well said, Phillo. As for the rest of you, your a bunch of pessimistic bastards. Sure, the first ]was crap, but this one is shaping up nicely, so cut it some slack. It's confirmed as an R-Rated film, no Paul Anderson involved, new Alien & Predator suits, the PredAlien, a decent, young cast... Surely that's some f*cking improvement already! More

Posted by Izzet at 18:00 on 05 October 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Death to Paul WS Anderson!
You gotta admit mate, the odds are severely stacked against this movie being any good. Flimsy plot outline that is obviously written around the cheapest shooting location, again set in present day so flying totally in the face of all 4 Alien movies, a pair of brother directors who are completely unproven in actually making a movie, just doing the special effects (Anyone remember Spawn?!!), and this bloody screenwriter who aint exactly wrote any Oscar winning epics. And most importantly, th More

Posted by FrenchMachine at 17:59 on 05 October 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Death to Paul WS Anderson!
how can you judge when you have not seen it yet More

Posted by phillo at 16:45 on 05 October 2006 | Report This Post

watch the film then make your OWN mind up,judging actors by how they act not by an overpaid name??? More

Posted by phillo at 16:43 on 05 October 2006 | Report This Post

If you do want Robocop v Terminator...
...just type it into you tube and enjoy the preview! More

Posted by sachink at 14:41 on 05 October 2006 | Report This Post

I agree with Harry knowles on the first AVP in that it is bad, but it cant help but be entertaining, as for the script, Paul Andersons version was reported to be good, but it was reportedly ripped apart by Shane Salerno, who wrote such trashfests as Armageddon, seriously if you look at the way that the two films are paced you can see the similarities in dire-logue. This new one which had that infamous script review by Aint it cool news was written by him on his own - enough said. More

Posted by rezapocmk3 at 14:27 on 05 October 2006 | Report This Post

WOW WHAT A FUCKING CAST, what with that guy from that flick last year & that chick from that other thing... woah. this will be great. unfortunately considering suicide thia christmas, so i might never get the opportunity. More

Posted by Chaos Engine at 13:39 on 05 October 2006 | Report This Post

This sounds like the script which was reviewed on AICN 6 months ago (which fox ordered them to take down). The general reaction was that it sounded like one of the largest piles of steaming dog turd which will ever be put on celluloid. Please in the name of all that is holy and Tom Cruise, somebody stop this from being made!!! More

Posted by Mc Bovril at 12:57 on 05 October 2006 | Report This Post

Death to Paul WS Anderson!
Death to Paul Wank-stain Anderson! He started the ball rolling on this fucker! Stop murdering franchises you cunt! How can this film possibly be any fucking good?! Look at Resident Evil 2- Much worse than the first pile of dogshit! Set on earth present day again! Who writes this shit?! I'll quite happily tuck into a pile of my own warm, fresh shit than waste an hour & a half of my life watching this fucking garbage! More

Posted by thewoodeneye at 12:40 on 05 October 2006 | Report This Post

AVP begins...........
The Batman franchise shows that an series that has gone down hill can be recovered. Theres hope! We're just in the naffness faze. Come on hollywood, offer us a bit of light at the end of the tunnel! More

Posted by Burglarman at 12:24 on 05 October 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Please God No
Just click those heels together and wish it wasn't so.We ain't in Kansas any more Toto and did someone spike my coffee with LSD!!!, I MUST be tripping!What in the hell and in all that is unholy can this possibly be except a miserable disaster.Is there anything else we can do to deface the memories of these once proud creatures of terror!!! Words fail me. No, wait, I've found some. You morons.You complete and utter twassoks.You turd polishers,arse kissers and scab lickers!! More

Posted by Dances with Weasels at 11:39 on 05 October 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Please God No
There is no way on Gods Earth that you could drag me to see this tripe!!! As an owner of all the Alien and Predator movies (apart from AVP cos its shite) alas these franchises are now as dead as disco. More

Posted by crackersbear at 10:59 on 05 October 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Please God No
I quite agree. We are witnessing the death of 2 of the finest cinematic creations. As a big fan of both seperate franchises, I really wanted to like the first AvP but it is just plain crap. You can't take 2 blood and guts sci-fi, horror franchises and try and aim them at the PG-13 market, as they unintentionally proved with the first movie. The idea for that film was excellent (huge plot holes aside), but much like a certain Mr Lucas; Paul Anderson (the director) has fantastic story i More

Posted by FrenchMachine at 10:24 on 05 October 2006 | Report This Post

Why can't they give us what we want, a film on the alien's home planet!! More

Posted by Pinkvelvet at 10:15 on 05 October 2006 | Report This Post

Stop this MADNESS!! What's next Terminator v Robocop? We don't want or need this!! More

Posted by Moronifighter at 10:07 on 05 October 2006 | Report This Post

Please God No
2 great franchises completely destroyed. Further evidence that hollywood doesnt want to make movies aimed at the over 18 market. More

Posted by crackersbear at 09:31 on 05 October 2006 | Report This Post

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