First Predalien Close-Up from AVP:Requiem
Although there's already been a trailer, a poster, and plenty of hype for Aliens vs Predator: Requiem, there's still one part of it that hasn't been seen until now - the predalien. The predalien is an alien and predator hybrid that somehow makes an appearance in the film (all probably part of the story) and now before the film is even out you can see how gnarly this guy looks. At this point I've got a feeling that this film is going to have great visual effects, thanks to the directors both being visual effects masters, but that's it. It's still going to be an awful film with a terrible plot, but at least it will look good.
The photo above comes courtesy of USA Today, where the Strause Brothers also discuss their inspiration for this latest sequel.
So the brothers plan to bring the new film back to its roots — namely, Ridley Scott's 1979 classic, Alien.
"That movie was dark. That movie used a lot of rain," Colin says. "And that movie was scary. We want it more like the classic early Alien and Predator movies we grew up on."
Indeed, the brothers first saw James Cameron's 1986 Aliens as children, hanging out at a hotel room while their parents attended a convention.
"We kept changing to another movie when it got scary, then switching back," Greg, 32, says. "But we didn't know it charged us for a new movie every time we did. It must have cost them $100."
It will be money well spent if they can pull off the latest AVP, in which an alien that bursts from a predator's body, or a "predalien," leads the war as the creatures descend on a small Colorado town.
I'm still hoping for the best, and the trailers continue to impress me, but for now I'm just expecting it to be terrible. Let's hope I'm wrong and let's hope this predalien above kicks some major ass! Aliens vs Predator: Requiem hits theaters everywhere on Christmas Day, December 25th!