Souce: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter
Well, well, well...seems like Robert Rodriguez was serious about rebooting the Predator franchise in a very real way. Unlike the last couple of attempts at reinvigorating the Predator name (Alien Vs. Predator, Predator vs. Cap'n Crunch, Predator vs. Madden 2010), this time the reigns have been handed over to a Rodriguez who is serving as the Predators producer.
Today there's news that this reboot has been cast with actors whose names you actually know, including the Oscar-winning Adrien Brody (The Pianist). Now we're off to a good start!
The story was written by Rodriguez, Alex Litvak and Michael Finch centers on a group of elite warrior-types who are being hunted by the Predators. Brody will play a mercenary named Royce who ends up leading the group.
But wait, there's more!. Topher Grace (TV's That 70's Show, Spider-Man 3) is also in negotiations to join Brody as an accountant who also just happens to be a serial killer. Rounding out the cast are Danny Trejo, Walt Goggins (TV's The Shield), Alice Braga (I Am Legend), Oleg Taktarov, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali and Louiz Ozawa.
Braga will play a tough female killer; Ali a man unafraid of death; Goggins is the loose canon and Taktarov is a former Russian special ops member. The always awesome Trejo will play the hardened warrior type with twin uzis...hells yeah!
Predators will be directed by Nimrod Antal (Vacancy) and is due out July 7, 2010
So, are you interested in a reboot of the Predators franchise or have you been burned too many times already? No one would blame you!