Nimrod Antal to direct PREDATORS reboot

James Wallace

July 2nd, 2009

Robert Rodriguez has confirmed that lesser-known director Nimrod Antal (VACANCY, ARMORED) will be sitting in the director's chair for the reboot of the PREDATOR franchise, aptly titled PREDATORS.

Rodriguez, who will serve as a very involved producer on PREDATORS, said that the choice of Antal came out of a resemblance to "Quentin with how he was able to work with a group of very strong, singular actor talents and make it look effortless. I know he’ll be able to get the most out of what we want to be an outstanding cast. We really want to go with a character driven action movie."

Rodriguez also discussed what can be expected in terms of the plot, saying it "involves a very intense group of people stranded on a Predator planet discovering unspeakable horrors (that are not always from outside their group). So like the original movie, the title does have a double meaning. Aliens was a different take on the Alien idea, and an original movie in it's own right, and that's what we want to do with this."

He also said the film, currently in the writing stage, will be based off his 1994 treatment for the sequel to PREDATOR, which, at the time, was thought to be a nearly unmakeable film, containing a lot of elements that called for technically impossible feats of filmmaking. Now fifteen years later, Rodriguez says that they will have to be "cutting edge to pull it off." As cutting edge as a Predator's blade, I would say!

Head on over to Ain't It Cool News to read the full interview with Senor Roberto.

In other news, I was shocked to learn in researching this story that the widely popular TV show TO CATCH A PREDATOR is, in fact, not about humans fighting back and hunting aliens. I was also surprised to find out that the term "child predator" does not mean a baby alien.

Source AICN

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