Newswire: Aliens Vs. Predator writer responds to Sigourney Weaver’s criticisms
Peter Briggs, the writer of the original Alien Vs. Predator script, has a bone to pick with Alien franchise star Sigourney Weaver, who called the spinoff series “depressing” at the recent London Film and Comic-Con. When asked by a fan if it was her idea to kill off Ripley at the end of Alien 3, Weaver replied, “Well, yes, because I heard that Fox was gonna do Alien Vs. Predator.” Weaver also said that Ridley Scott, director of the first Alien film, was considering making the third movie until he found out that Fox was planning to make Alien Vs. Predator.
In a lengthy post at Bloody Disgusting, Briggs (who also co-wrote Hellboy) first takes issue with Weaver’s recollection of events, explaining that Alien 3 began shooting in January 1991, months before he turned in his first draft to Fox in September 1991. He says:
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