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New Predators Casting News!

New Predators Casting News!A tidbit of interesting casting news for Robert Rodriguez’s reboot of Predators has just come down courtesy of Variety, and we’ve got all the details on this latest hunt.

“In a surprise development, Adrien Brody has been set by 20th Century Fox to play the heroic mercenary who battles alien hunters in Predators, a reboot of the Predator franchise that is being creatively spearheaded by Robert Rodriguez. Brody will star with Alice Braga, Danny Trejo, Walt Goggins, Oleg Taktarov, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, and Louiz Ozawa.

Nimrod Antal is directing a film that is about to get underway on location in Hawaii and at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas. Fox has set the film for release July 9, 2010.

Best known for his Oscar-winning turn in the Roman Polanski-directed The Pianist, Brody has an opportunity to reinvent himself as a flat out action hero, playing a character close to the one that Arnold Schwarzenegger portrayed in the 1987 original.

Brody and his Paradigm reps lobbied hard for the role. Fox has high hopes to spring a new franchise, and Brody has signed options to return for future installments, sources said.”

Wow. Add to that the news that Derick Mears, the hulking giant who played Jason Voorhees in the recent Friday the 13th reboot, has been tapped to play one of the Predators and Topher Grace, Venom/Eddie Brock from Spider Man 3 is also in talks for a role, and things have just gotten really interesting.

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  • DavidFullam

    Dammit Johnson, why didn’t you contain spoiler space? Now we all know how it will end. Brody snorts Pred world into his huge schnoz. The End. Damn.

  • Spaceshark

    !?

  • JoeDarkfall

    I hope RR knows what he’s doing.

    I hated Brody as the Hero in King Kong. He just wasn’t it. But I’m always willing to give someone a second chance.

    If they’re using a lot of practical effects instead of CGI the turn around time could be pretty quick.

  • vorodex999

    this movie is starting to sound…shitty

  • PelusaMG

    July 9, 2010? Holy cow, if that’s correct then that seems to me to be a very quick turn around for this type of film… Not even the Saw movies are turned around that quickly, and they’re relatively simple productions in comparison!

  • HorrorMaven

    Mahershalalhashbaz Ali is one of the nicest guys in the biz. Can’t wait to see him in this. :)

    • thedarkestshadow

      how the heck do you pronounce that first name???

  • Gus Bjork

    Wait…what?