Alien Vs Predator Announced For Universal's Halloween Horror Nights
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.05.2014
Whoever wins, we lose...
IGN reports that Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood have announced that their next maze for this year's Halloween Horror Nights is AVP: Alien vs. Predator. This is the first time either franchise has appeared at the event.
Here's a description: In Universal Orlando's spine-chilling maze, guests will find themselves thrust right into the middle of the primordial battle between the Aliens and Predators as they visit one of Weyland-Yutani's secret facilities to assist with a situation that has surfaced. Communication has been lost with a bio-weapons research facility in Central America which houses many divisions dealing in extra-terrestrial technologies, specifically the Alien Xenomorph species. Pieces of transmissions were received detailing that the facility has become compromised and another alien species called Yautja – commonly known as Predators - are hunting both the Xenomorphs and any human presence found. Guests will have to navigate through the labyrinth of destruction within the facility as they struggle to survive the ancient feud between these two deadly species.
The terrifying new "AVP: Alien vs Predator" maze at Universal Studios Hollywood will answer the proverbial question asked by mankind since the beginning of time: Are we alone in this dark, vast universe? "AVP: Alien vs. Predator" will once and for all shed light on the answer when it brings to life the violent creatures cohabitating our world as it pits two rival alien species in a fight to the death with Earth as their battleground. This menacing maze will uncover a dangerous alien spaceship carrying a race of hunter aliens known as Predators and a threatening new alien life form that uses human hosts to propagate its species. After crash landing in a remote section of America and escaping to the countryside, the alien and predator become hunter and prey with guests caught in the crossfire.
Michael Aiello, Director of Entertainment and Creative Development for Universal Orlando Resort said: "We're employing our full arsenal of tricks and techniques in translating the AVP: Alien vs. Predator brand into an authentic and horrific maze experience. Puppetry, elaborate costumes and unique environments have all been created in close collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox. Our guests are going to be thrown head first into this epic battle where only the strong will survive. This is truly going to be an out-of-this-world maze experience that the fans have been waiting for."
John Murdy, Creative Director for Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of Halloween Horror Nights added: "It's a monumental undertaking to recreate these massive, iconic characters for a live event. Fortunately, we have the expert assistance of Academy Award®-winning make-up artists, Tom Woodruff and Alec Gillis from Amalgamated Dynamic Inc. (ADI), the special effects geniuses behind the original creatures for the AVP film franchise. Tom and Alec and the ADI team are excited about our maze and have graciously allowed us to cast from their original molds so that our maze will be absolutely authentic to the movies."
Other announced events include The Walking Dead: The End of the Line, From Dusk Till Dawn, Face Off: In the Flesh and The Purge: Anarchy. Halloween Horror Nights begins on September 19 at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood.