What, AVP wasn't enough a reboot? It's true, despite both Alien vs. Predator and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, a second reboot is underway, this time with director Robert Rodriguez serving as producer for the movie.
AICN reached out to Rodriguez, who explained how Predators came into being:
Way back before I did Desperado, I had taken a writing assignment for a sequel to Predator. With a nod toward [James] Cameron's Aliens I decided to call it Predators. I set it on a jungle-like Predator planet. Fast forward 15 years to when I got a call from Alex Young over at Fox, who had been digging around and found my original treatment. So the next stage is finding a writer and director to come in and work with us to bring it to life. Whether or not it will ultimately be based on the treatment or not is still unknown at this time.
So while Rodriguez will not direct or write, he has plenty in mind for the movie:
What I'd like to do with it is expand on ideas I dreamt up back in the original treatment, that had really expanded on the universe both the Predators and other species live in. We'd create new otherworldly characters while not taking away from the draw our main Predator has. Posted 04.30.09 by Ryan