... or is it a still from the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles flick? I can't tell. Yes, whether you like it or not, an Alien vs. Predator sequel is on the way -- this one, however, will be rated R for extra special rowdiness. Zing! In this brand new pic (the first to hit the net), our two lovable archenemies are at it again, fighting one another with lasers and ... why are the aliens so tough again? Oh yeah, they have teeth and an abundance of disgusting drool. Sweet.

Original AvP helmer Paul W.S. Anderson has been replaced by visual effects gurus (and brothers) Colin and Greg Strause, who have promised a retro feel and a lot more gory action. Basically, they want you to know that their version of Alien vs. Predator could, hands-down, kick the crap out of the original if the two were ever to engage in battle. Perhaps the third installment could be called AvP vs. AvP 2: Which One Was the Bigger Waste of Time?

AVP Galaxy carried the exclusive pic, as well as some updates from Colin Strause himself who goes into detail as to why the image (pictured above) does not look as good as the final product. I'm up in the air on this one. While I hated the original, and wasn't at all happy with the early script reviews for the sequel, the Strause brothers are said to have revamped the script, pushed hard for an R rating (versus the original's cruddy PG-13 rating) and definitely know what they're doing with regards to special effects. The cast? Eh. Let's just say there's no Sigourney Weaver. AvP 2 hits theaters on December 10.

[via AICN]