Robert Rodriguez Wants Schwarzenegger for Predators
06.05.09 by Ryan
What would a Predator sequel be without Arnold Schwarzenegger? Why, Predator 2, of course, which is the kind of cinematic blunder Robert Rodriguez wants to avoid on Predators, an official sequel and not a remake or reboot of the 1987 original.
MovieHole reports that Rodriguez has "reached out to Schwarzenegger" to reprise his role of Dutch from the first Predator. However, Rodriguez and his Troublemaker Studios "haven't had a response yet" from Schwarzenegger. Being Governor of California takes time away from returning phone calls, it seems.
The Predators script, based on a 15-year-old treatment by Rodriguez and rewritten by Alex Litvak, will not feature Schwarzenegger in a starring role, but rather a smaller, supporting one. The script is apparently "violent -- like the original" and "packed with action." A director for Predators has yet to be named, with Rodriguez serving only as producer for the movie.