Behold the "darkest" Predators yet, and their new canine best friends. Last night at SXSW, producer Rodriguez and the director Nimrod Antal showed the first ever footage of their new Predators film. Check out this video sneak peek.

Gotta hand it to Rodriguez for admitting that no one will ever be as bad ass as Arnold, so they went another direction, and did they ever. Look at these crazy Predator puppies. I smell a pound Predator merchandising tie-in on the horizon.

2 Minutes Of Footage From Robert Rodriguez's New Predators

Yep, we're excited. Also did you hear the incredible nod to the past Predator films, with the spooky "over here" and "anytime" alien whispers? Gets us every time.

To get more updates about the new Predators film and see more Predators updates check out the Predators movie website.

Plus here's a brand new teaser poster from the new feature. See the full poster over at Shock Til You Drop.

2 Minutes Of Footage From Robert Rodriguez's New Predators

The film hits theaters this July on the 7th.