Robert Rodriguez, who is writing and producing Predators, confirmed to
Ain't It Cool News that Nimrod Antal will direct the movie, and he also offered up a few details about the film, which is supposed to reboot the franchise and move it as far away as possible from the Aliens vs. Predator movies.
Here's what Rodriguez told AICN's Harry Knowles about the story:
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 its own right, and that's what we want to do with this.
As for Antal (Kontroll), Rodriguez said this:
First of all, on a personal level I found him to be an outstanding presence, a great communicator full of ideas, and upon meeting him you can immediately understand how he is able to wrangle cast and crew and get the best out of everyone. I always loved Kontroll, where he proved himself to be a very resourceful and original filmmaker. 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. 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.
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