Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Well, by now, you know there's a new Predator movie in the works, yeah? Raise your hand if you're still cringing from the last installment? I'll be the first to admit I'm a "fanboy" of the franchise, but even 'requiem' was too taxing for me. Well now, as the trend seems to be, in this new installment, call it a reboot or reimagining, or whatever, the sneak peek trailer looks promising, as do the words and sentiment of Robert Rodriguez.
Writer/Director Rodders...but now upgraded with Predators
I was excited when I heard Rodriguez was attached to this, he's a brilliant director and writer, and since I'm an admitted fanboy of the franchise, I remember the screenplay he wrote as a sequel to the original Predator. In that sequel Arnold's character, Dutch, is kidnapped and taken to the Predator homeworld. Yeah, it sounds corny...and cool!
Now the rumor is that the new movie will see a team of people encountering Preds all over the woods, with the catch being that these woods are not on Earth. It will be interesting to see how they pull that off considering the weaponry in the clip is all modern, with nary a raygun, or even a 'near-future' caseless rifle in sight.
Now the trick with ole Rodders up there is that he's not the director, nor is he the writer of Predators. He is the producer, mind you, which essentially means his scope, his vision he shares in the clip, should come through in the finished result.