The original Predator was, for me, a classic; guns, aliens, stupid dialogue, that mini-gun and loads of cheesy dialogue. What more could you want? A below average sequel with Danny Glover or two mindless Alien mashups with zero percent of the charm? Not really.
Well it seems that Robert Rodriguez, of Sin City fame, has been hard at work on the script of another revisit titled ‘Predators’ and all indications so far seem fairly positive.
The premise is that eight notorious and extremely deadly human killers have been under the observation of the ‘Predators’ and assuming they’re sufficiently nasty they are then abducted to the Predator’s homeworld. Arriving at their destination, they will not be drinking in the vast exotic jungle scenes nor visiting the local market to catch the vibe, but will be pitted against a group of Predators presumably a) against their will, b) to the death and c) without the opportunity to complain to the tour operator.
Casting has finished with the highlights being Danny Trejo, Walton Goggins (The Shield), Adrien Brody (The Pianist) and Topher Grace (Venom in Spiderman 3) filling up the various roles. Here’s a quick lowdown from HorrorYearBook…
Danny Trejo is said to be playing a drug cartel named Cuchillo with double Uzis he straps to his back. Other characters include a Russian with a rotary machine gun, a French woman named Isabelle with a sniper rifle, Stans, a prisoner from San Quentin, Mombasa, an African leader in the Sierra Leone squad, a Japanese yakuza enforcer named Hanzo and a FBI wanted criminal named Edwin.
…lastly, and not mentioned above, the main character, Royce who might be a serial killer or law enforcer depending on reports.
Back to the plot; once all the introductions are made, our group quickly cotton onto the fact that they are the prey for our Predator hosts who will also be taking advantage of Predator Attack Dogs and Falcons as well as sporting technologically superior weaponry. And if that isn’t enough, there will also be a ‘Super’ Predator to contend with. Whether this is a quasi Clark Kent envisioning or just a tougher version of the already formidable Predators is another matter. Lastly, there is a rumour that there might be a cameo appearance by Arnold Schwarzenegger that looks more likely as Arnie will no longer be the Governator when filming starts.
Well, it certainly doesn’t sound like the spiritual successor to Marley and Me that I was expecting, but with the beginnings of an epic cast this could be a great sit back and relax popcorn cruncher. Anyone else stoked for this?
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