Whether we want it or not, 20th Century Fox is spitting out a sequel to Alien vs. Predator and, yes, you're expected to shut up and like it. Though Paul W.S. Anderson helmed the first film, he will not be returning for another trip to the planet Crapola. Personally, I don't blame him. However, this means there is an empty seat to fill for some poor soul who feels like having their name attached to what's sure to be a gigantic disappointment.
IGN reports via a tipster that Greg and Colin Strause (a/k/a the Brothers Strause) are real close to signing on as directors of the sequel, having already met with producers. The brothers, who dabble in commercials and music videos, are best known for their special effects work (through their company, Hydraulx) on such films as X-Men: The Last Stand, Fantastic Four and Terminator 3, among others. Keep in mind this is still a rumor, but now that word is out, we should hear something official real soon.
Not long ago, AICN had a script review up for Alien vs. Predator 2. I'd link to it but, since then, Fox forced them to take the review down due to, well, it ripping the story to shreds. If memory serves, pic will take place in Texas after the monsters crash-land there ... or something. Yeah, so instead of huge, glorious space battles, we're going to get a farm and a plethora of cowboy hats. Hopefully Fox took the review to heart and is currently tweaking the heck out the thing.