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EXT. SOMEWHERE IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN A deep, almost eerie wooded area. In a clearing lies a secluded CABIN. An old VAN drives up to the cabin, parks. DARREN (V.O.) Well, we're here. INT. VAN In the drivers seat is Darren (21, dark hair). In the passenger's seat is Raven (19, black hair). In the back sit John (19) and Ellen (17). RAVEN Oh, Darren! It's great! John skeptically eyes the cabin. JOHN Looks like a dump. ELLEN Oh, Johnny! Don't say stuff like that. JOHN Well, it does. DARREN Come on, quit complaining. It's heated and it's got a bathroom. Plus we got it cheap. RAVEN That's always a bonus. JOHN Ah, yes. Same old Darren; thinking with his wallet. Darren turns back to John. DARREN You think you could've done better? John looks at his feet. JOHN Well, no... DARREN Well, there you have it. Let's get our stuff. EXT. WOODS A BALL OF FIRE descends from the sky, CRASHES, leaves a crater in the dense forest. As the smoke clears, we see that the meteor is a sleek SPACE SHIP. It opens a bit, and we hear a distinctive CLICKING... INT. CABIN Raven and Darren have just finished moving their stuff into one of the rooms. They move out into the main room, where John and Ellen are playing HALO 2. DARREN Hey, you two. We're going on a picnic. Wanna come? ELLEN What, we just got here now you wanna go somewhere else? No way. RAVEN C'mon, please? JOHN Forget it, some people have picnics, others decide to save the world from the Flood. RAVEN Alright, but your going to miss a good time. DARREN C'mon, let's go. The two exit. JOHN (Without turning from the game) Have fun on your boring picnic. EXT. WOODS Raven and Darren walk along the forest, Darren carrying a picnic basket. Darren takes out something from his pocket; an ARROWHEAD. DARREN See this? It's a genuine spear head.Ancient warriors would carry spears and swords into battle, and paint their faces to make them look more fierce. Some cultures even used animal skins, like Berserkers. RAVEN How do you know so much about ancient warriors? DARREN Must I remind you that I am an ancient history major. It's what I love most, studying things from the past. I even like carrying the past with me. RAVEN Ah. Hence the spear head. DARREN Exactly. They reach a nice, sunlit clearing. Raven lays down the blanket for the picnic. DARREN Perfect. EXT. CRATER THROUGH THERMAL VISION The crash site is visible. The view sweeps across the wreckage, ends up looking upon a BROKEN CANISTER. INT. CABIN John and Ellen are still playing Halo. Ellen is blowing away Covenant with ease while John is killed for the umpteenth time. JOHN I hate this game! ELLEN You're just saying that because you're losing. JOHN No, it's just a dumb game. Only stereotypical computer nerds play games like this. ELLEN Oh, really? You liked it twenty minutes ago when you were winning. JOHN Well... that was different. ELLEN Why was that different? JOHN (Mumbling) Because I was winning. EXT. WOODS - TWILIGHT Back in the woods, Raven is asleep on the blanket. She opens her eyes and reaches for Darren, but he is gone. The wind has become colder. Raven wraps a second shirt about her shoulders. RAVEN Darren? No answer. She stands, worried. RAVEN Darren, where are you? THERMAL VISION Watching Raven, her words distorting, being played out. RAVEN (distorted) Where are you? NORMAL It's getting darker, so Raven moves quickly through She gets going pretty fast, then stumbles over a log. She begins to rise when she sees something. BLOOD. Dripping into a shallow pool. She looks up and sees where the blood is coming from. A MUTILATED BODY Skinned, hanging upside-down from a tree. Raven screams, turns to run when she is halted by the sound of a snapping branch. She stands, listens. Nothing. Suddenly, something JUMPS from the bushes, looking like a giant spider with a tail. It LEAPS up, GRABS onto her face, wraps its tail about her neck as we SMASH TO: INT. CABIN John and Ellen are still playing Halo. Suddenly, they hear a KNOCK on the door. JOHN What the... He gets up, moves to the door, opens it. In the doorway stands RAVEN, looking haggard, beaten. JOHN Raven, what -- Raven almost collapses, but John catches her. RAVEN He's... dead... JOHN Who's dead? Darren? RAVEN He was... he had no skin... something skinned him... JOHN Did you see his face? Are you sure it's Darren? RAVEN I- I- don't know. I feel asleep, and then I couldn't find him- And then I started running and I saw him- Then... Her eyes widen, as if seeing something terrifying. Maybe she is. JOHN What, Raven? RAVEN Something was there... attacked me... I must've blacked out... hit my head or something... I don't remember... JOHN I'll go see if I can find Darren... If what you said is true... I don't know... I'm not sure what happened. John turns to leave, but Raven grabs his arm. RAVEN Don't go! That thing'll get you too! John gently takes her hand off his arm. JOHN Raven, it'll be alright. Ellen comes up, gently takes Raven by the shoulders and leads her out as John heads out the door, taking a flashlight. In the main room, Ellen quickly saves her game on Halo, turns off the TV. Raven sits down on the couch. RAVEN I'm really hungry. Can I have something to eat? ELLEN Sure. She moves into the kitchen. EXT. WOODS John moves from the clearing into the woods as the sun sets. THERMAL VISION Following him, listening as John calls for Darren. VOICE (V.O.) Where are you? INT. CABIN Raven lies on the couch, almost asleep. She subconsciously strokes her stomach... EXT. WOODS John finds the picnic basket and blanket, picks the basket up, examines it; IT'S SOAKED WITH BLOOD. John quickly drops it, his expression one of horror as he suddenly hears a branch SNAP loudly, followed by a low HISS. John looks about, terrified. Turns, sees A DARK FIGURE that rises into the moonlight. About seven feet tall, biomechanical with an elongated head lacking eyes. The creature's eyeless gaze transfixes the human before it. It rises to its full height, about to strike when suddenly A ROAR resounds, feral, inhuman. UNEARTHLY. In a tree above the creature, a HUMANOID FIGURE materializes. About as tall as the other creature, but with bulging muscles, silver armor, a menacing mask, dreadlocks, a shoulder mounted cannon. THE PREDATOR jumps down from the tree, lands directly on top of the Alien. It unsheathes blades from its wrist, slices the Alien's throat. Its blood flies everywhere, onto the ground, which begins to MELT. Having dispatched the Alien, the Predator now turns to John, scared almost to the point of wetting himself, turns, runs. The Predator doesn't pay him any heed. He simply kneels, begins to claim his trophy of the Alien's head. INT. CABIN ELLEN John's been gone too long. I'm gonna go after him -- RAVEN No! Please don't go out there. ELLEN I'm just gonna step outside and shine the light into the woods. I won't go far. She opens the door, steps outside. She shines the flashlight about, sees nothing. ELLEN (Calling) John? Darren? She begins to turn back to the cabin, but suddenly something stops her. She looks down, sees a BARBED TAIL sticking through her midsection. Blood trickling from her nose and mouth, she slumps to The Alien looks at the dead body for a split second, then turns its attention to the cabin. SHRIEKS. INT. CABIN Raven hears the shriek, runs to the door, SLAMS it shut. She runs to the kitchen, finds two large KNIVES. She runs to the corner of the room, crouches, waiting. The main door slowly opens. Raven grips the knives, prepares -- JOHN enters, looking exhausted. RAVEN John! She runs over hugs him. JOHN Raven... there's something here. They're... I don't know. But we're in the middle of a war. RAVEN What do we do? JOHN I put a gun in a cabinet in the kitchen. We could -- He never finishes his sentence, for he is suddenly IMPALED upon two INVISIBLE BLADES. John convulses, looks down as the blades UNCLOAK, along with their owner -- the Predator, who has entered through the open door. RAVEN Please... The Predator's shoulder cannon comes to life, three dots lighting up Raven's forehead. Suddenly, the ALIEN attacks the Predator, who unsheathes another set of wrist blades from his other hand. The Alien continually tries to impale the Predator's head with its inner mouth, but the Predator GRABS it, RIPS it out of the Alien's face. Rolls over, pins the Alien, puts its blades through its throat. It stands, ROARS in victory. It looks at Raven, who is now backed into the corner. PREDATOR'S P.O.V. As it switches from thermal to bioelectric imaging, sees INSIDE Raven. Sees the ALIENS IN HER STOMACH. Yeah, ALIENS. You heard me right. Three of them. And one of them is a QUEEN. A little "starter hive". NORMAL PREDATOR (Distorted, gravelly) Where are you? The Predator walks up, and Raven shrinks away and the creature reaches for her. From outside, we suddenly hear an ELECTRIC CRACKLE. Fizzling, hissing. A sudden BURST OF LIGHT. Quietness... Suddenly, the door is KICKED down, a figure stepping from the shadows -- Calm, rough features, built like a rock, expressionless. He totes a lever-action shotgun in each hand like big swords that go "boom". He wears black leather, black sunglasses. He is the TERMINATOR. The Predator spins, his targeting laser trained on the Terminator's forehead. Terminator notices this, leaping out of the way just as Predator's shoulder cannon BLAZES, blowing a hole in the nearby wall. In midair, Terminator cocks a shotgun, BLOWS Predator's caster into steaming shrapnel. The Predator lets out a bloodcurdling ROAR, his twin blades sliding from each wrist once more. He swings at Terminator, but the blow is caught in mid-swing, the Terminator holding it in place, looking at it indifferently. The Predator takes a second shot with his left blade, this one connecting with Terminator's face. A METALLIC SCRAPE is heard as HALF TERMINATOR'S FACE IS RIPPED OFF. Terminator grabs Predator's other arm, KICKS him square in the chest. As the Predator is sent reeling, Terminator calmly takes off his ruined sunglasses, tosses them aside. Beneath, his flesh is peeled away, his exposed mech eye glowing BLOOD RED. TERMINATOR Don't do that. The Predator once more leaps for Terminator, but the cyborg leans down, hoists his shotguns, and turns the Predator's head into green mush. TERMINATOR You're terminated. The Terminator steps over the twitching body of the Predator, crosses to Raven. TERMINATOR VISION As the Terminator files through a list of files, looking for the identity of the girl before him. He pulls up one list in particular; it lists four people: MAXWELL, SGT. DARREN - 4TH PLATOON STATUS: TERMINATED KANE, CPL. ELLEN - 4TH PLATOON STATUS: TERMINATED ROME, CPL. JOHN - 4TH PLATOON STATUS: TERMINATED WILLIAMS, LT. RAVEN - 4TH PLATOON STATUS: AT RISK - MISSION FAILURE IMMINENT NORMAL VISION Raven cries out, clutches her stomach. TERMINATOR Raven Williams? Raven manages to nod. TERMINATOR VISION He sees Raven's fluctuating heartbeat, detects three smaller, faster ones. NORMAL VISION The Terminator slings his weapons, offers a hand to the pained Raven. TERMINATOR Come with me if you want to live. SMASH TO BLACK
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