Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on October 7, 2009
By Borys Kit and Jay A. Fernandez – Hollywood Reporter
Adrien Brody will star in “Robert Rodriguez’s Predators,” a reboot of the sci-fi franchise.
Topher Grace is in negotiations to join the action-adventure movie, to which Alice Braga (“I Am Legend”), Mahershalalhashbaz Ali (“The 4400″), Walt Goggins (“The Shield”), Rodriguez mainstay Danny Trejo and UFC fighter Oleg Taktarov have also been cast.
Nimrod Antal, who directed the Hungarian film “Kontroll,” is at the helm of the 20th Century Fox movie. Rodriguez is producing with Elizabeth Avellan.
Written by Rodriguez, Alex Litvak and Michael Finch, the script follows a group of elite warrior types who are being hunted by members of a race of merciless alien trackers called Predators.
Brody plays a man who ends up inheriting the role of leader and is known as a hunter of men. Grace would play an accountant type whose unassuming facade masks a dangerous serial killer.
Braga is the tough female killer. Ali is a man not afraid to die, Goggins is the loose cannon of the group, and Taktarov is a former Russian special ops agent.
Trejo, already cast, is Cuchillo, a hardened warrior with twin uzis strapped to his back.
Shooting begins next month in Hawaii, then moves to moves to Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin. The movie is slated for a July 9, 2010, release.
Brody was last seen in Dario Argento’s “Giallo” and next voices the character of Rickity in Wes Anderson’s “The Fantastic Mr. Fox.” Grace will next be seen in the ensemble romantic comedy “Valentine’s Day.”
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on August 15, 2009
“Predators” is going to start its production soon. Production Weekly, via its Twitter page, has informed that the new extraterrestrial thriller film will begin shooting in late September. The publication additionally mentioned that its principal photography will take place at producer Robert Rodriguez’s studio in Austin, Texas.
“Nimrod Antal is scheduled to being filming on Fox’s reboot of ‘Predators,’ on Sept 28th at Robert Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin,” read the statement on the Twitter page. The sci-fi movie will be directed by Antal whose first American film was Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson’s “Vacancy”, while Robert Rodriguez will serve as the producer.
Plan of making the reboot of the “Predator” series was first confirmed by Rodriguez in April. Soon after, it was announced that 20th Century Fox planned to release the reboot on July 7, 2010. So far, the studio has not named any actors/actress for the cast ensemble, though Rodriguez previously has expressed his interest of having the original film’s star, Arnold Schwarzenegger, in this new movie.
Written by Alex Litvak and Michael Finch, “Predators” is said to offer “a bold new chapter in the Predator universe”. The story allegedly will deal with a very intense group of people stranded on a Predator planet discovering unspeakable horrors that are not always from outside their group.
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