Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on October 19, 2009
By Robert Falconer – CinemaSpy.com
We already know that Adrien Brody and Topher Grace recently joined the cast of Robert Rodriguez’s Predators, rounding out an ensemble that includes Alice Braga as a tough female killer, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali as a man not afraid of death, Walt Goggins as a loose cannon, and UFC fighter Oleg Taktarov as an ex-Russian special ops agent. Oh, yeah, and Danny Trejo as Cuchillo, a Mexican drug cartel enforcer.
Over the weekend, actor Derek Mears (Jason Voorhees from the rebooted Friday the 13th feature) confirmed to DreadCentral that he has been cast as well. “People were talking for a couple of weeks, but I wasn’t able to confirm,” he said. “I kept assuring the filmmakers that I was not the leak. Now it’s out there, but I’m still not saying who I play.”
In the film, the group are all kidnapped by the Predators and taken to the creatures’ home world to be hunted for sport. Eventually, the human gang comes across an American, who has been hiding from the Predators for years and explains to the new “prey” what’s going on. It’s widely expected that this particular role is being reserved for Arnold Schwarzenegger, and that it is the role he played in the original Predator film, that of “Dutch”.
Predators is directed by Nimrod Antal (Vacancy) and scheduled to arrive in theaters on July 7, 2010.
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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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