If you haven’t heard already due to living in a cave Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, Sin City) is producing a new Predator film based on a script he wrote a few years ago. But unlike his other projects Robert won’t be stepping in the directors’ chair as that honor goes to Nimrod Antal.
Since being announced in June we’ve been getting some tidbits about the movie such as the plot for the film which will follow a group of humans transported to the Predator home world so they can be hunted. All of these folks are highly skilled warriors ranging from a police officer, a prison inmate, a burly Russian and a drug cartel enforcer. This of course has the makings for a good ensemble cast.
It’s already known that Robert Rodriguez favorite Danny Trejo would be appearing in the film and this week it broke that actor Walton Goggins (The Shield) would be joining the cast as well in an unspecified role. Now news has broke that joining those two fine actors will be Adrien Brody (The Pianist, King Kong) and Topher Grace (That Seventies Show, Spider-Man 3). Brody will reportedly play the lead character who is known as “a hunter of men” while Grace will play an unassuming accountant who is actually a serial killer, basically Patrick Bateman in a Predator movie. While Brody is close to being locked into the film Topher’s involvement is still pending due to negotiations.
Adrien Brody may not be the first person you think of to star in a sci-fi action movie but I’m not that worried with how he’ll fit in the film. The man is one hell of an actor which is why he won an Academy Award. He may not have that over-the-top masculine look like Arnold did but I’m sure Adrien will bring something unique to the role.
Predators is set for a July 7, 2010 release.