While visiting the Austin, Texas, set of the upcoming sci-fi movie Predators today, SCI FI Wire learned that Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) has been added to the already impressive cast, which includes Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Walton Goggins and Danny Trejo.
Fisburne will play Noland, a character being compared to Yoda, who has used his Zen-like abilities to survive among the alien Predators on a deadly hunting planet.
Predators, which is now in production, is conceived of as a sequel of sorts to the original Arnold Schwarzenegger film, with the added "s" an homage to James Cameron's classic Alien sequel, Aliens. The story of Predators centers on a group of eight humans who wake up to find themselves being hunted for sport in the jungles of a strange planet.
Predators is being directed by Nimrod Antal (Armored) and is produced by Robert Rodriguez. The production shot in Hawaii for a few weeks and is now being completed at Rodriguez's Austin-based Troublemaker Studios.
Predators is currently slated for a summer 2010 release. Look for more news from the set of Predators soon!