This just in: more Predators are coming. Well, more specifically, just one. Robert Rodriguez is writing and producing a new installment of the popular alien hunter franchise that helped cement Arnold Schwarzenegger as one of the biggest stars of the 1980s.
It seems like they're resurrecting everything from the 80's these days, doesn't it? This time around, it looks like it's going to be all Predator action, not the Alien on Predator junk we've been subjected to the last few years. Yeah, yeah, the comics were cool, but the Paul Anderson crap has to stop!
Variety and The Hollywood Reporter scoop on the new cast, which will be headed up by Oscar-winning heartthrob Adrien Brody. Brody reportedly will play a mercenary named Royce. Now, seeing as Brody ain't no Dutch, his lanky frame may be no match for the formidable Predator, but his acting chops speak for themselves.
Joining Brody are a motley crew of actors from around the globe: The Shield's Walter Goggins, I Am Legend's Alice Braga, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali ("The 4400"), Oleg Taktarov and Louiz Ozawa. Oh yeah, I love me some Oleg Taktarov and Louiz Ozawa action! If you have no idea who those guys are either, you may take comfort in the fact that Danny Trejo will also be kicking space ass this time out.
Hungarian director Nimrod Antal (Vacancy) is about to start shooting Predators, which is currently set for a summer 2010 release, on location in Hawaii at Rodriguez' Austin-based Troublemaker Studios.
The Hollywood Reporter has recently posted these details on the script and the characters:
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 is a man who ends up inheriting the mantle 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 canon 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.
Dual uzis for Trejo? Sounds almost as fun as Machete...