More and more Predators news, folks. Yesterday we talked about notable badass and “that guy” actor Danny Trejo had been cast in the Robert Rodriguez-produced, Nimród Antel-directed film. Now, Latino Review has gotten their grubby little paws on the script, and proclaimed it to be a “a 90-page kick-ass sci-fi movie worthy of the original. The script isn’t some lame PG-13 follow-up. It’s a bloody, violent hard-R script.”
OK. I’m down with that.
But wait, there’s more! Apparently, the story follows a character named Royce, who is grabbed up by the predators and dropped onto their home planet, where he meets up with other humans like him — humans that have been kidnapped and forced to fight for their survival on their deadly jungle planet. So, yes, it’s got a good bit of Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game” (which has been adapted into numerous films) in it, but I admit, it sounds pretty cool. Slashfilm reports that some of the other characters include “a Mexican uzi-packing drug cartel enforcer (likely Trejo’s role, ha.); a “Russian bear” with a rotary machine gun; a female sniper who speaks fluent French; a gangster-esque felon who wields a makeshift knife; a black death squad member from Africa; a yakuza named Hanzo; and an unassuming, smallish-type guy who is on the FBI’s most wanted list.”
Sort of like a more international version of the cast of the original McTeirnan film. Finally, LR reports that “The Predator planet is a game perserve and our eight humans are the game and are hunted by alien Predator dogs, Predator falcons, and the most cool, the Predator that is orchestrating everything…is a super Predator, think of a normal Predator jacked up on steroids! In the script he is referred to as Black Super Predator.”
Huh. OK. It sounds like a bit of a kitchen sink approach, tossing in every conceivable permutation, but then again, that’s Robert Rodriguez for you. Skilled film maker, but not exactly someone you’d describe as “subtle.”
Predator dogs? Predator birds? I won’t lie — I’m dying to see the concept art on this sumbitch.