Superhero Hype! has received exclusive word on the credits for Fox’s Alien vs. Predator (“AVP”), the anticipated big screen adaptation hitting theaters on August 13th.
In addition to the “based on characters created by” credit Alien creators Ronald Shusett and Dan O’Bannon will receive on “AVP” alongside Predator creators Jim and John Thomas,Shusett and O’Bannon will also share a “story by” credit with Paul W.S. Anderson. This is because Anderson apparently copied and pasted 40 pages of unfilmed material from the original Alien‘s screenplay into the new “AVP” movie.
So, in addition to the respective franchises’ “based on chracters created by” credits, the new “AVP” film’s credits will read “story by” Anderson, Shusett, and O’Bannon…Written and Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.
We’ve also learned that Shusett’s Flash Gordon script – which Stephen Sommers was in talks for – is currently in limbo. For more details on that, visit ComingSoon.net.
Source: Superhero Hype!