Harry Knowles over at AICN recently chatted with Robert Rodriguez to clear the air on who is directing the Predator reboot, Predators. Specifically, he sought to confirm a director as hinted at by an earlier post at Latino Review.
Robert revealed to AICN that Nimrod Antal is the chosen one to put our favorite extraterrestrial hunters back into the limelight. Antal’s previous directing gigs include Kontroll, Vacancy and Armored, the latter of which sealed the deal. “When I saw Armored, I could tell he’s also great with action and has a keen eye for casting. He reminded me of Quentin (Tarantino) with how he was able to work with a group of very strong, singular actor talents and make it look effortless” he spoke in regards to Antal. “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, because that’s what we all remember about the original Predator, and we want to take it even further with this.”
When asked about the plot Rodriguez naturally didn’t have too much to say given where the film is in development but was willing to discuss what he hoped to accomplish in broad strokes. “I can’t go too much into the story right now, because we’re still writing. But it still 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.”
Setting the movie on the Predators home world opens up limitless possibilities. Makes you wonder if the Predator’s “base” design from Aliens vs Predators: Requiem will be used as a jumping off point or if Rodriguez will return to the drawing board. I’ll guess a fresh start.
Read the full interview and report over at AICN.