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Which Character to Add to Make the Perfect Versus Trifecta

Which Character to Add to Make the Perfect Versus Trifecta

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When you consider the biggest and most successful Hollywood blockbusters, you have to hand it to the producers who ultimately decided to get them made. It’s the producer’s job to choose a script from the thousands submitted daily, sell the concept to a studio, secure funding and even hire the key personnel including the director and the marquees actors.

Then, once the film goes into production there is absolutely no guarantee the finished film will resonate with audiences around the world, never mind turn a profit. This is why being a Hollywood producer requires balls of steel, and why the most successful ones are so sought after. There is a perception surrounding them that “whatever they touch, turns to gold”.

Alien vs. Predator grossed $172.5 Million in 2004

Take, for instance, the four producers who made box office gold in 2004 when their film Alien vs. Predator grossed $172.5 million against a budget of $60 million. If there was any doubt about this Alien vs. Predator ‘mashup, ’producers John Davis, Walter Hill, Gordon Carroll and David Giler never let on as they oversaw the project’s completion and success.

Of course, although Alien vs. Predator received mostly negative reviews from critics around the world, fans of the respective franchises seem to embrace the film for the most part to ensure that it more than doubled its production cost. Like the other alien and predator films that came before, this film has since achieved something of a cult status across the world.

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A Possessed Starship Could be the 3rd Protagonist

Imagine, if you will, a sequel to this film that doesn’t just involve a new galaxy, time or the teaming up of these horrifying species, but the addition of a new and unexpected opponent. I am referring to the most evil and terrifying vessel ever conceived - the Event Horizon as a third protagonist to make the perfect versus trifecta in this bold alien horror franchise.

If you’re unfamiliar with Event Horizon, brace yourself as you find out about one of the most chilling films made in the last millennium. This flick has sent more shivers down more spines than the first time Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) came face to face with the original alien in 1979, or Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) faced off with the original predator in 1987.

Event Horizon was Released in 1997

Before I describe the gist of my Alien vs. Predator vs. Event Horizon horror extravaganza, here is a brief recap of Event Horizon which was released in 1997, so spoiler alert. I do, in the name of full disclosure, however, have to point out that Event Horizon was not a box office hit. In fact, it lost money and was not particularly embraced by critics or fans.

However, I believe its premise is still one of the scariest ever captured on celluloid which is why I believe it would work so well in a new Alien vs. Predator reboot. The film opens in the year 2047, when a rescue ship Lewis and Clark is dispatched to investigate a distress signal from Event Horizon, a star ship that went missing 7 years before on its maiden voyage.

Crew Warned to Save Themselves from Hell

What the Lewis and Clark crew discovers on board will change their lives forever, as it soon becomes apparent that the ship’s crew massacred each other for no discernible reason. The mystery surrounding the ship only becomes more sinister when a video log is discovered of the captain mutilating himself while uttering the Latin phrase for “save yourself from hell.”

It’s at this point that members of the rescue ship begin to suffer various hallucinations, each tied in to their own paranoias and fears. The crew eventually realises that the experimental gravity drive used to power the Event Horizon somehow opened a gateway into a hell-like dimension, rendering the ship itself evil and on a mission to destroy all who are aboard.

My Vision is Alien vs. Predator vs. Event Horizon

I won’t spoil the ending suffice to say the Event Horizon remains intact, ready and waiting to reprise its role in my envisioned Alien vs. Predator vs. Event Horizon universe. I picture this ‘possessed’ star ship as the perfect setting for a re-match between an alien and a predator, where these other-worldly beings can give it all they’ve got to truly decimate each other.

But more than just a venue or set piece, the Event Horizon is every bit as dangerous and formidable as the two extra-terrestrials, setting the scene for an epic showdown. Where the aliens are primitive yet smart creatures intent on destroying every living thing they come across, the predators are highly evolved hunters who prefer to kill solely for the sport of it.

The Event Horizon is the Ideal Missing Ingredient

Add to the mix a possessed space ship that wreaks havoc by screwing with the minds of anyone unfortunate enough to enter the ship and you have a recipe for the ultimate in deep space destruction. The idea is that an alien and a predator are in a deep space pursuit of each other when nearing the Event Horizon, both of their ships mysteriously lose power.

Each of the aliens is forced to leave their respective ships and make their way to different airlocks of the Event Horizon, the only refuge in millions of miles. Little do they know of the terror that awaits them, however. Once on board, the hunt for the other resumes, and for a while each of the protagonists attempts (and fails) to trap and kill their counterpart.

The Alien and Predator Escape using the Ship’s Gravity Drive

Eventually, after much cat and mouse the predator discovers it can use the Event Horizon’s gravity drive to access the very same inter-dimensional gateway that turned the ship evil. Hot on its heels, the alien follows the predator through the worm hole to the evil place, a place so surprising yet warped, that both alien beings are unsure of their surroundings.

This strange new environment they find themselves is a hybrid of both the predator’s and the aliens home planets, but not everything is at it seems. When the predator meets other predators, instead of its allies, they’re reflections of its deepest fears which turn against it. Likewise, the alien encounters newly hatching aliens but they too aren’t what they seem.

The Newly Hatched Aliens are Human-Like

These hatchlings are more human than alien-like, but have the same and improved stealth and weaponry of their alien counterparts. For instance, they too have jaws that can extend with sharp metal teeth, and acid for saliva that can dissolve anything. They can also move faster than the alien, but the alien holds them off, despite becoming seriously injured.

Similarly the predator takes a beating from what it first thought were its allies, but manages to make its escape also injured, the alien not far behind. Somehow the predator finds the gateway that leads back to the gravity drive on the Event Horizon, and just seconds later the predator crashes through the gate into the ship’s engine room, the alien tumbling after.

Both Alien Creatures Are Mortally Wounded

It’s very apparent, however, that both creatures are mortally wounded and will not live longer than 5 minutes. Eyeing the writhing around alien, the predator raises his arm, ready to activate the same type of self-destruct device the predator in the original film used to annihilate half a rain forest, and Butch along with it. (Butch, luckily, escaped unscathed).

At the same time, the alien lunges out its jaw with its deadly shining teeth until they are just millimetres from the predator’s face. Just then we see an exterior space shot as the Event Horizon gets violently sucked into an unseen black hole. All at once we see a different part of space, where a single object is violently ejected from what we assume to be a black hole.

A New Being is Created More Evil Than Any Other

As the form comes into view we can see that it is almost embryonic in appearance, with four limbs and a tail. This creature has characteristics reminiscent of an alien, a predator and a starship. We see that its eyes are closed, but as the camera zooms into to its alien / robotic-esque face, its eyes spring open and we can see that this new creature is evil personified.

The screen fades to black and Alien vs. Predator vs. Event Horizon (Part I) comes to an end.

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Written by ChrisPublished on 2018-02-13 07:03:01

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DeaconMember10325 XPFeb-14-2018 4:41 PM

I do think to some degree its a interesting concept... i do think the ALIEN Franchise and PREDATOR are large enough to incorporate something similar but not the Event Horizon.  As per the 1997 Movie.

But certainly what about a very Giger-esque version of something similar.

I have been working on some ideas, regarding the Origins of the Engineers and Everything that very much connects to the Alien Poster ;)  I just never got round to fleshing it out yet.

But surface to say it would have touched on the comments RS made regarding prior to Alien Covenant.... regarding if the Engineers are the Forerunners to Mankind, then whom made it possible for Worlds to be able to be SEEDED and RS then asked... where is the BIG GUY

And also considering when RS said after Prometheus regarding the next movie, and how Dr Shaw and David would be off to find these beings, who would not be GOD's in the Traditional Sense... But David is bringing HELL with him... and what happens if the BLACK GOO infects GOD or a MACHINE.

This appeared to be something never followed upon and i know many were disappointed at how Prometheus was just not Alieny as far as Out-of this World... a Far Cry from the Enigma that was the Derelict and Space Jockey.

So i wont cover my idea yet... lol i have 5 Alien movie ideas going on at the moment ;)

But i will say and i dont mean to Hijack this thread CHRIS ;)  But kind of the idea i had could play well with your Event Horizon.

So looking back at the comments i made above, in relation to RS comments....   Where is the Big Guy (GOD) what happens to a Machine or God....?   What if GOD is actually a MACHINE?

And so i think your Plot would be more Original if we kept within the Alien Franchise, and pondered as RS had said before regarding the Big Bang was this a Accident?  So instead of the Event Horizon we replace it with a Bio-Mechanical Ship, Ancient, Intelligent and well gone a bit Crazy...   If this is teased as the Source of the Big Bang, it means a Ship that Creates the Creation of New Galaxies... which start with a Massive Explosion a Hyper Nova like Event... where any would be Travelers could track down this Ship stuck at the Event Horizon of the last event of Creation it attempted.

Plenty scope to give us Giger-esque vibes and some kind of Paranormal Entity.... and so introduce us to  a TRUE GOD. 

This idea is basically the same as one of my ideas, that incorperates a few more things, that explain how worlds are created, the source of the Black Goo etc..   

But what i am saying is in your idea, i think there is plenty of scope to actually introduce a Ship similar to the Event Horizon and give it some ATHEISTIC that would make HR Giger Proud and then allow your imagination to flow ;)


DeaconMember10325 XPFeb-14-2018 4:52 PM

I would even re-use the opening line of my (got to get motivated to flesh it out... ALIEN: ASCENSION aka Alien Covenant 2)

In the Beginning there was the WORD

Thus if applied (as i was considering for my Origins Idea) that GOD is a Machine, a Program which started with a WORD..   one thing that could be added to your idea that was not really in Mine....

Is Alternative Universes.... i was not to cover this... but if we apply a similar God like Machine to your idea, then Alternative Universes kind of would fit with what we saw in Event Horizon.

This could be the Hubris of a GOD that provided their downfall, not contempt with creating the Universe, and everything created from its (God like Machine)  this would be GOD decides ONE Universe is not enough and even by Intention attempts to create Alternatives, or my accident, but this causes the Ship to be Stuck at a Event Horizon at a Huge Black Hole, that was the result of a attempted or accidental creation of a Multiverse..

This would explain strange Paranormal things, alternative Worlds you describe, and would be that the Paradox Causes by this GOD has sent it MAD, as it is writing worlds, within worlds, not one Program but Multiple that are interacting with each other.  Imagine such a Intelligent GOD like Machine, now  Multiplied itself but stuck at one point in the Universe Spanning and Shifting in and out of the Multiverse it has created in its Hubris..

Yeah it sound a bit to Matrix though lol



TrilobiteMember8212 XPFeb-16-2018 1:52 AM

The Thing could add some interest.


DeaconMember10325 XPFeb-16-2018 3:28 AM

Now DK thats just plain Stupid and Overkill lol

Imagine that... Black Goo + The Thing Organic Virus... Oh dear...

Mind you The Thing on its own has to be hands down the most deadly kind of Bio-Weapon you could employ

But yeah that would be interesting,  especially seeing how Predators would deal with that....


PraetorianStaff2414 XPFeb-16-2018 1:57 PM

Cool idea Chris. The premise of Event Horizon was really interesting and eerie. A ship that had returned from hell. A character and setting in of itself. Top cast that film had too!

Perhaps your idea need not use the Event Horizon itself but utilise its concept. Say instead humanity attempt to iron out the kinks of their gravity drive as a usable means of FTL travel. The Event Horizon confirmed the proof of concept for future tech. However not yet perfected, the risk remains that humanities new and improved gravity drives will spit a ship out in the hellish dimension the Event Horizon encountered. 

Perhaps here and there they return with certain large leathery eggs, or encounter Predator ships using the same tech.

And perhaps the Engineers are aware of this, and like it not one bit. They take it upon themselves to smackdown humans and Yautja using this form of FTL travel.  



TrilobiteMember8212 XPFeb-16-2018 8:09 PM

BigDave LOL! I know it is absurd to throw The Thing in there! The difference to consider if one went down that road is that the goo transforms while the Thing mimics and replicates.


DeaconMember10325 XPFeb-17-2018 5:28 PM

Certainly is DK ;)

What a Horrific thing that would be...  for me The Xenomorph was Iconic, the Predators Bad Ass... But i think the THING would be such a huge Threat, but then the Engineers Black Goo is also very Deadly too.


NeomorphMember1823 XPFeb-19-2018 11:00 AM

oh god can they plz hurry up and make the next movie already and give us something fresh to discuss. aren't these 'inbetween months' dragging


NeomorphMember1823 XPMar-31-2018 3:25 AM

eh yea, what ^he said


DeaconMember10325 XPMar-31-2018 5:41 AM


Very thoughtful.... i was intending to do a Easter Egg Post that covers some of that, that is there something bigger at play?  As RS mentioned when he announced Alien: Paradise Lost (prior to Alien Covenant)  he mentioned if the Engineers are the forerunners to Mankind, then what made it possible for Worlds to be able to support this.. (Engineers Seeding) he asked... where is the BIG GUY (GOD)  and he also mentioned the Big Bang, was it a Accident?  He mentions that Stephen Hawking (R.I.P) seems to think NOT..

So my ideas for TWO Alien Covenant sequels would Tease something greater at play, but not by giving much away...  My plot would leave the Door open to Explore what is the Divine Element, it would touch on the ALIEN 1979 Poster...   and also touch upon the Beginning..

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life,[a] and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.


DeaconMember10325 XPMar-31-2018 5:44 AM

That Biblical Verse is the opening dialog in the Prologue Scene for Alien: Ascension (My in progress Alien Covenant Sequel) its the scene where David speaks this, as he is constructing a Spare Walter.  

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