USA Today has posted the first picture of Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem's new monster creation, the Predalien.

Predalien Photo from <strong><em>Aliens Vs. Predator - Requiem</em></strong> Emerges

In the USA Today story, director Colin Strause stated, "There's a real history to these characters. 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. You're not going to see 50 digital creatures running around. We want to bring the franchise back to basics. That's what made them so frightening in the first place."

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Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem opens Christmas day, 2007.

B. Alan Orange