by Peter Briggs
This script was written as a spec, based on the Dark Horse comic. Briggs didn’t option the property first (as is the accepted practice), but the script was actually purchased by Fox anyway. Things fell apart when they decided to go ahead with Alien Resurrection instead. The final Alien vs. Predator utilizes a new script by Paul W. S. Anderson. It takes place in Antarctica and has little to do with the Briggs screenplay. Notice the original title was “Aliens (plural) vs. Predator”.