Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Yeah, you read that right. PREDATORS.
Bloody Disgusting got the scoop back in January, but it is official now. Robert Rodriguez is doing a film called PREDATORS, which he's calling a reboot to the series.
I'm hoping it's more reboot and less remake. Anyone remember the Predator script Rodriguez did back in the '90s that never got made? The one that had Dutch scooped up and taken to the PREDATOR homeworld? That was also called PREDATORS, so I wonder how much of that script will be in his reboot. I love the idea of the Predators collecting up various aliens that have defeated a Predator and pitting them against each other for combat's sake. We can't get Dutch 'cause Schwarzenegger's too busy being a respectable citizen now and Danny Glover probably wouldn't work in this aspect, but we can have a good starring role for a new badass.
The question remains... how much, if any, of Rodriguez's previous script will make it into this movie, how will he shoot it (real sets or greenscreen) and when will it happen... All good questions. I have reached out to Robert trying to get some answers. We'll see if he responds. I'll let you know!
I was thinking Statham too, but he's more of a quickness type and I think the Preds would just overpower him. Diesel might work.
For the longest time I've been trying to think of a way to get Rock, Diesel and Statham into one huge awesome action flick. Those three taking on Predators might make me jizz and shit my pants at the same time.
The only problem with that is the marketing. I can't imagine they'd be pleased with a poster that read: Statham. Diesel. Johnson. PREDATORS.
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Post by Beer Baron on Apr 25, 2009 11:28:14 GMT -5
I heard Machete is a no go anymore. It was pretty much green lit, but something happened. I agree with Angst, while reading the byline about R Rod's possible script, Vin Diesel's name came to mind. If he's done acting like a d-bag who doesn't care about going to his own red carpet openings, then he would be a good choice. He has a fan following, and he can be the bad ass that Dutch was. The Triple Threat of Rock, Statham, and Diesel would be pretty rad. Throw in some badass eye candy, Predators on their homeworld(or another planet), and other types of alien baddies, then Gentlemen, we have a Summer Blockbuster in the works.
Throw in some Ron Pearlman for comic relief moments with the Rock, maybe even a cameo from Mr. Cameo himself, Samuel L. Jackson, then we have an epic film.
And Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan, Cheech Marin, Steven Seagal, Michelle Rodriguez, and Don Johnson? Yeah... I'm not gonna call that impossible to believe as Rodriguez has connections with Alba and Marin and he's the type to cast a bunch of recognizable people like Rodriguez and Johnson and its not like DeNiro or Seagal are very careful about their film roles. I mean, you singled out DeNiro and I know why because he's the guy from Godfather II and Taxi Driver and Raging Bull... but he's also the guy from Showtime and 15 Minutes and the soon to come THIRD Meet The Parents film. So its not like Machete is really below some of his other work.
I suppose the cast isn't THAT much crazier than the cast of Planet Terror cast of Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Naveen Andrews, Jeff Fahey, and Fergie. But man, that looks like a fake messageboard fan casting at first glance.
True, Analyze This and Meet the Parents seemed like departures at the time, but they made sense in the sense of "I want to try my hand at comedy, but I don't want to attempt to carry a comedy by myself, so I'll just be the second lead behind an established comedy lead."
Whereas this is an action movie--and not a taking-it-all-seriously action movie like Ronin, but a just-for-fun action movie--and what will he be? The second lead, a supporting character, the villain? Behind Danny Trejo?
Which is not to say that I think it sounds fake or made-up. For all I know "that sounds like a fun shoot" is reason enough for DeNiro to sign on to something at this point in his life. But it does sound incongruous and weird. Which is not necessarily a bad thing. The incongruity alone just might be a great selling point for it.
Also, I think a lot of actors like working with Rodriguez because he shoots everything so much faster than other directors, so there's no hanging around. All of Depp's scenes in Once Upon a Time In Mexico were shot over 9 days, but he didn't want to leave, and suggested that he play the priest that El Mariachi gets information from.
Yeah, assuming that cast list is real I assume its just like the Bruce Willis role in Planet Terror or maybe Willem Dafoe's role in Once Upon a Time. A small but "important" part that he can film quickly and have a little fun with. Rodriguez clearly has a style and if you're a fan of that style then maybe you're just game to play along. Rodriguez has shown the ability to cast lots of names in his films in small roles but give them enough to satisfy them and make them seem like part of the film. So I don't see it hard to imagine he could win DeNiro over.
And yes, Meet the Parents and Analyze This made sense at the time for a guy trying his hand at comedy and something different. But once you're doing the 3rd Meet The Parents film I think you've shown you're willing to throw aside some of your artistic integrity for box office money.
I saw it when it was first on DVD, so my memory might be a little shady, but it was presented to me as the third in the Mariachi Trilogy and it had little to do with Banderas' character. It had a different feel and it just seemed like "Let's let Depp look and act cool". Wearing leather and going blind and shooting people while they can't hit you? Really? Characters were introduced and forgotten about for 30 minutes and then reappear when Rodriguez remembered that they needed to do something. Ruben Blades was treated like Robert DeNiro it seemed.
I liked Once Upon a Time in America, although it was a little long at times and a tad boring at others, and Once Upon a Time in The West was awesome, one of my favorite Westerns. They couldn't come up with a title, I guess, so they ripped off Leone. The whole thing just seemed like RR making a movie to make a movie. Plot twists, characters, action, storyline; it all seemed like it was thrown together, unlike his first two movies, where it seemed like there was an actual direction and thought process. OUATIM just seemed like an excuse to get all of his buddies and some new ones in on a fucking joke.
But it's been years since I've seen it and maybe I was just pissy when I watched it. But yeah, fuck that movie.
Is it so hard to imagine? Is it so hard to believe? Something so outrageous, something so far-fetched, well how 'bout Adam and Eve?
Adrien Brody is boarding to star in "Robert Rodriguez's Predators," Fox’s reboot of the sci-fi franchise being directed by Nimrod Antal.
Topher Grace is in negotiations to join the action-adventure movie, to which Alice Braga ("I Am Legend"), Mahershalalhashbaz Ali ("The 4400"), Walt Goggins ("The Shield"), Rodriguez mainstay Danny Trejo and UFC fighter Oleg Taktarov have also been cast.
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.
Sounds like some awful horseshit. I remember when Rodriguez actually made good movies. The only good part of the press release is Danny Trejo. Though I love that he is a "hardened warrior with twin uzis strapped to his back." That's all the character development he'll need.