New Photos of AVP-R’s Predalien

USA Today has published this new shot along with more photos of the Predalien, an alien and predator hybrid, from Aliens vs. Predator – Requiem, hitting theaters on Christmas Day. The article includes some great quotes from directors Greg and Colin Strause about returning the franchise to its former self:

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.”

“There’s a real history to these characters,” says Colin, 31. “People grew up with these characters when it was a serious franchise. We want to make it just as serious and dark as the originals.”

That means cutting back on computer-generated effects. In the first two Alien films, Scott and Cameron had six alien outfits. For this AVP, the brothers have just 12.

“You’re not going to see 50 digital creatures running around,” Greg says. “We want to bring the franchise back to basics.

“That’s what made them so frightening in the first place.”

Source: USA Today