Well, the news about Nimród Antal’s Predators just gets weirder and weirder. Also? Awesomer. We already know the plot — a group of Earth’s biggest badasses are captured and dropped onto the predator aliens’ jungle planet, where they’re forced to fight for their lives. Up until now, the only cast member we knew of was Danny Trejo. Well, now the cast is almost complete. Here we go (I couldn’t find names for the characters yet):
The drug cartel enforcer: Danny Trejo (From Dusk Til Dawn, Machete)
The Russian tough guy: Oleg Taktarov (a bunch of Russian films I’ve never seen)
The female sniper: Alice Braga (I Am Legend, Blindness)
The loose cannon: Walton Goggins (“The Shield”)
The African death squad member: Mahershalalhashbaz Ali (“The 4400”)
The Yakuza gangster: Louis Ozawa Changchien (Gigantic)
OK, interesting, but no one earth shatteringly bizarre. The final two:
The unassuming nebbish-type who’s actually a serial killer: Topher Grace
Royce, the lead: Adrien Brody
Wait, what? Adrian Brody? Really? That’s… kind of spectacular. Brody did OK in the exciting-but-flawed King Kong, and Topher Grace should be an interesting addition as well, playing the Buscemi-in-Con-Air type. Clearly, they’re going for as multicultural a cast as possible, which is fine with me, despite the obvious stereotypes. Should be interesting to see how they play off each other.
So there you have it.
(h/t to Slashfilm)