I'll admit I'm probably one of the few people who actually enjoyed the first Alien vs. Predator movie when it hit theaters a couple years ago. What can I say, I'm a big Lance Henricksen fan. Sure, I'm not the only one who saw the film, as it did make a few bucks at the box office and on DVD -- which is why we are now expecting a sequel. But still, many hardcore fans regarded the first film as a pretty lame attempt to cash-in on whatever hype was left in the Alien franchise. But whatever the motivations behind the new film are -- love of the franchise and the genre or maybe just good old-fashioned greed -- like it or not, Alien vs. Predator 2 is on the way.

Previously here at Cinematical, we've given you some info about the upcoming film including pics, news of a rather disappointing script review and some pretty negative comments by our own Erik Davis, in which he calls the proposed sequel "another trip to planet crapola." And now, thanks to the folks over at the Alien Experience website, we can add an interview with one of the film's creative-types to our growing list of good and bad news about the film. Sadly, this interview, while interesting, is not with a person particularly high-up in the chain of command of the production like the writers or one (or both) of the directors.

Instead, the interview features Q & A with Andrew Li, assistant art director for the film. Now before you snicker and turn away, as positions on a film go, the assistant art director is a pretty important one and carries with it a great deal of responsibility and inside knowledge. So, let's give Mr. Li a chance, shall we? In the interview, Mr. Li drops a few tidbits about himself and the film. He talks about his big love for Sci-Fi/Horror films -- which he considers AVP2 to be -- and talks about how one of his favorite aspects of the film is its atmospheric lighting which, he says, helps enhance the horror aspects of the film and that this time around, the aliens will be invading someplace we've never seen them invade before: small town U.S.A. Hey, it could end up being good. Although, without Lance being in it I can't say I'll be there on opening day.
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