The nationwide opening of Predators is today and, though the alien hunter has appeared in one sequel; two team-up movies with the Aliens franchise; and countless comic books and video games, for many fans this movie is the long-awaited sequel to the one true vision of the character, director John McTiernan's 1987 Predator.
Predators ignores Predator 2, which moved the action from the jungles of South America to near-future Los Angeles, a decision that producer Robert Rodriguez said that 20th Century Fox had already made way back in 1995 when they originally contracted him to write the movie. In a recent interview with Collider, Rodriguez and director Nimród Antal discuss the importance of the jungle environment to the movie and the casting of Adrien Brody and Alice Braga as butt-kicking killers stranded on a planet designed by the Predators for hunting humans. Read more of the interview with rodriguez and antal >> Posted 07.09.10 by BrentJS
Director Nimród Antal 's Predators movie draws near and 20th Century Fox is offering up more tantalizing tidbits of new footage. Already this week, two new clips have surfaced, and now a third containing never-before-seen footage has been released.
In this clip, titled "Rude Awakening," Royce (Adrien Brody), Cuchillo ( Danny Trejo), Nicholai (Oleg Taktarov) and Isabelle (Alice Braga) nearly take each other out after they are unceremoniously deposited on the alien hunters' planet/game preserve. Watch the clip here >> Posted 07.01.10 by BrentJS
Even though we've been inundated with clips and images for Robert Rodriguez and Nimrod Antal's Predators, surprisingly a red band trailer hasn't been part of the promotional roll out ... until now. In fact, there's only been one actual trailer, released way back in March. As expected, this one's filled with gory violence and R-rated language. It also boasts more action and tons of footage.
You can view the trailer here. Posted 06.23.10 by reelz
Robert Rodriguez came up with the idea for Predators over 15 years ago, prior to directing 1995's Desperado. He only serves as a producer on Predators, with the director's chair going to Nimrod Antal (Armored).
The movie, created as a direct sequel to 1987's Predator, takes another ensemble cast of bad-asses (Adrien Brody, Alice Braga, Laurence Fishburne, and Rodriguez regular Danny Trejo) to duke it out with the ultimate alien hunters, this time on a planet doubling as a game preserve. The latest TV spot informs fans as to the story of the long-awaited sequel. Watch the new TV spot >> Posted 06.21.10 by Ryan
Go "behind the scenes" of the scifi/horror movie Predators with this new featurette. The high-def clip is of German origins, but it isn't dubbed, so you don't have to "sprechen sie Deutsch" to understand what's going on. It mainly consists of interviews with Robert Rodriguez and Nimrod Antal, but does have some sweet new footage we haven't yet seen. Enjoy! watch the featurette >> Posted 04.13.10 by reelz
The first official poster for director Nimród Antal's Predators was recently unveiled at the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, now in its last day of programming. The poster was followed by producer Robert Rodriguez introducing the first footage of the movie in a behind-the-scenes featurette that gave a first look at the new Predators and also revealed concept art of another monstrous creature that the movie's heroes will have to face.
Now, the first official trailer for the movie has debuted online. In keeping with Antal's recent statements about wanting to maintain the horror element of the movie by keeping "the monster in the shadows," not much more is seen of the Predators in the trailer that hasn't already been revealed in the featurette. What you do see is just how terrified the hardened hunters and soliders—and one serial killer—--are of the creatures that have collected them for their "game preserve," which will have you sitting on the edge of your seat.
Posted 03.19.10 by BrentJS
A behind-the-scenes featurette wasn't the only Predators-related material to come from the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival. io9 got a sneak peek of the trailer for the movie and attended a press conference where Adrien Brody defended his casting as the protagonist mercenary, Royce.
I know I'm not the obvious choice, I get that. I probably wouldn't have even been on the studio's list, even near the bottom. I put on 25 pounds for this role, but that wasn't the point — they didn't hire me to be a body-builder. I approached this with the kind of level of focus I would approach any of the roles that I've been given an opportunity to play... I think my intention, and the intention of hiring me to play Royce, was to delve into the kind of flawed tragic hero and not this kind of typical ... overtly physically imposing character... I did put on a substantial amount of muscle mass for the role, and the physical training was a big part of building to that character, [but it was also important] to prepare psychologically. We shot in Hawaii, and we shot in thousands of acres of tropical rainforest, and I had gotten permission from the owners of the estate to stay in the property... I didn't stay in a hotel... [Instead,] I isolated myself... My nightly ritual was poring over survival manuals and military and paramilitary training books. I was reading Sun Tzu. I was studying meditation. I was on a very strict diet. I wasn't drinking. I wasn't eating sugar. I wasn't having sex. I had to kind of go there, for me, because this was a tremendous opportunity.
Director Nimród Antal claims that Predators will maintain a horror element, by "trying to keep the monster in the shadows, more than throwing him in your face off the bat." Producer and writer Robert Rodriguez said that Fox allowed them to do what they wanted, telling Rodriguez, "We want you to protect this movie from us. We want you to go down there and do it your own way."
Making the movie their "own way" still could include a PG-13 rating, however. Predators actress Alice Braga told Bloody-Disgusting that she thinks Fox will try to for a PG-13 rating, even though she's not sure how Antal can pull it off.
I don't know that, I think they might try to do PG-13, but I'm not sure. I'm not sure, I hope not actually. You know what, I think they [might] not [be able to do it PG-13] because there are some dark scenes in it, like the other films. So I think it's going to be R. But going back to [a previous] question about editing, we never know what's going to happen. But it looks really dark and really nice. I think, I had fun. Posted 03.18.10 by Ryan
Most of the initial buzz coming out of the currently ongoing South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, has focused on the world premiere of director Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass. In addition to being a crowd-pleaser, Kick-Ass generated mostly positive reviews from critics.
However, another highly-anticipated genre movie that had fans at the festival talking is the Robert Rodriguez-produced Predators, a direct sequel to the original Predator (ignoring Predator 2). While the Nimród Antal-directed movie is four months away from release and did not screen in its entirety, the first official poster for the movie debuted and fans in attendance were offered a first look at some of the finished footage in a behind-the-scenes featurette that includes commentary from Rodriguez, as well as concept art and a glimpse at a monster more terrifying than the Predators themselves.
Thankfully, for those of us unable to attend SXSW, the featurette has now been made available online, courtesy of Movieweb. Enjoy! Posted 03.16.10 by BrentJS
A first-look at the Robert Rodriguez-scripted Predators sequel is now available, courtesy of a few behind-the-scenes photographs that were leaked on the forums of fansite AVPgalaxy.net.
The photos — which reveal Adrien Brody, Oleg Taktarov, Alice Braga, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, and Rodriguez on the set of the Nimrod Antal-directed movie — seem to be taken by Taktarov's phone, considering the hazy quality of the photos and the frequency of Taktarov posing with other cast members. To see a few of the photos without digging through forum posts, head here.
In related Predators news, a recent interview with Louis Ozawa Changchien, who plays the character of former yakuza agent Hanzo in the movie, revealed to Gigazine some details about the mysterious role that Laurence Fishburne will playing.
We were nagging them everyday like "Is Fishburne really coming?" but all of us were excited to find out indeed he is. There were many rumours at first, like it will be Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme, or even Arnold Schwarzenegger, but I'm glad Laurence was casted in the end. It's a really interesting role, quite different from Morpheus [in The Matrix]. A bit shady, crazy, surviving on his own, kind of a ratty character. His character managed to survive 10 years on the alien's planet living in a cave.
Changchien did not reveal if Fishburne's role meant that there will be no cameo for Schwarzenegger. Posted 01.18.10 by Ryan
Another A-list talent has reportedly been added to the increasingly impressive cast of Robert Rodriguez's production of Predators. According to Shock Till You Drop (STYD), Laurence Fishburne will join Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody in the Nimród Antal-directed sequel to Predator (ignoring the original sequel, Predator 2).
It should be noted, however, that STYD does not cite a source for the information, and "Roland," the character Fishburne is said to be playing, is not mentioned in an early script review. It should also be noted that Predators was supposed to begin filming last month, so the addition of Fishburne at this stage is somewhat surprising. Posted 12.18.09 by BrentJS