The Robert Rodriguez-produced Nimrod Antal-directed film Predators is currently in production and people are starting to talk. Actor Louis Ozawa Changchien recently did an interview in which he talks about his role in the film as well as the role of Laurence Fishburne, which we don’t know much about.
Changchien plays Hanzo, one of the people abducted by Predators who must fight for his life in the alien's hunting field on an alien planet. He explains,
He's basically a mean yakuza. A yakuza abducted by the Predators. Very much feared and very skilled. Excellent gun man and also competent with a sword.
As for Laurence Fishburne who was cast in the film not to long ago, it seems that even the cast wasn’t sure what was going on, they were all surprised when he joined the production. There were so many rumors floating around about who might end up playing the role that they weren’t sure if that casting info was solid or not.
We were nagging them everyday like, 'Is Fishburne really coming?' but all of us were excited to find out indeed he is," confesses Changchien. "There were many rumors at first, like it will be Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme, or even Arnold Schwarzenegger, but I'm glad Laurence was cast in the end.
It would have been cool to see these guys in the role but I’m pretty happy that Fishbourne ended up with the part as well. He’s a pretty bad-ass dude when he needs to be. As for what the character Nolan is like, all we’ve known up to this point is he's been on the Predators planet hiding out and surviving.Here is a little more info.
It's a really interesting role. Quite different from Morpheus. A bit shady, crazy, surviving on his own, kind of a ratty character. I didn't know anything about his role, and we all went to see the rehearsal. It was quite a surprise.
I’m pretty excited for this movie. I really hope that it’s what we’ve been waiting for all these years. The expectations are high, let’s hope the film lives up to them.
Are you excited for the new PREDATORS movie being made?