Aliens: Colonial Marines Cinematic Director Speaks

Published 5 years ago by Mike Channell

Marine life

We've heard some obscure job titles in our time, but none so mysterious as 'cinematic director'. Turns out it's something to do with narrative, according to the man who possibly invented it, Brian Thomas of the Aliens: Colonial Marines team. Still, the inclusion of the word cinematic is testament to how closely Gearbox are trying to emulate the look, feel and pacing of one of the best-loved action movies of all time.

Check out the video for details on legendary weapons, character customisation and why Gearbox opted not to just recreate the plot of the film. Oh and keep an eye out for a brief flash of awkwardness when we mention James Cameron's name. Guess he's not a fan of the idea...

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