As you know by now Robert Rodriguez is producing the next Predator film called Predators, and Nimrod Antal is currently in the process of directing it. Since he's been involved with the film he hasn't really said anything about it, so we don't really know what he is thinking. Rodriguez has talked about it several times, and I like what I've heard so far. Finally Antal is talking about the film, and in a recent interview over at ComingSoon.net he talked about what's going on with his Predators film.
In the interview Antal talks about the casting of Adrien Brody, and reveals that the rating will be R.
So far, it's been great, and I think that the fans who may have been underwhelmed by the last two AVP films, I think they're in for a very pleasant surprise.
I think we recognize that the original film was as good as it was because of the practical, because it was a guy in a suit, because it was the jungle, so we stay true to that. We were in Hawaii for a month in the jungle, so there's going to be some pretty impressive locations.
Let me tell you, I was so much of a fan that I stood in line when I was 14 and I had the poster on my wall. I was a huge fan. Again, it was a challenge in finding a balance. I think when we cast Adrian, there were a lot of people going, 'What?' but at the same time, if we cast a Vin Diesel in that role or if we cast anyone who is Arnold-esque, we would have been attacked for doing that. So we decided early on to go in a very different direction as far as the casting process, but it turned out fantastic. He plays a mercenaryin the film and if you look at the guys in Iraq and Afghanistan today, they're not 'yolked-out' Schwarzenegger-looking guys. They're all very wiry and thin guys, and I think it's going to play well.
As for if Arnold himself will make an appearance he says:
Time will tell. We'll see, but we are trying to stay with the original as far as the monster and the atmosphere and the tone of the film, but we are trying to do something new and contemporary and feels fresh.
I have high hopes for Predators, and I'm looking forward to finally seeing a decent badass Predator film again. I seriously haven't been impressed since the first film.
Is PREDATORS a film you are looking forward to? What are your hopes? and Do you think your expectations will be met?