We’ve provided a bit of coverage for Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming Predators movie, a continuation/reboot/sequel reborquel of the franchise made famous originally by Arnold Schwarzeneggar and director John McTeirnan. The alien creature from predator has had a lengthy, and spotty, history on the big screen. The first movie remains a stellar action film, the second (featuring Danny Glover and Gary Busey) is a mixed bag at best. Then came Paul W.S. Anderson’s awful Alien Vs. Predator, and eventually the odd, filled-with-no-names AVP: Requiem, which I enjoyed more than I expected to. I’m not saying it was good, but it was better than the prior two entries.
Regardless, Rodriguez and his Troublemaker Studios have been filming Predators, which actually takes place on the predator home planet. The official synopsis is:
“PREDATORS, a bold new chapter in the Predator universe, shot under the creative auspices of Robert Rodriguez, stars Adrien Brody as Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors who come to realize they’ve been brought together on an alien planet… as prey. With the notable exception of a disgraced physician, they are all cold-blooded killers - mercenaries, Yakuza, convicts, death squad members - human “predators” that are now being systematically hunted and eliminated by a new breed of alien Predators.”
Now, I like Rodriguez for the most part, as long as he’s not directing children’s movies. And Adrien Brody is seriously talented. So there’s potential. Now, Rodriguez has released the first teaser footage, a combination of behind-the-scenes and actual film footage. It gives us some looks at Brody as well as Laurence Fishburne, a couple of glimpses of the actual predators (including one shot that means they either have weird new helmets, or some of them have really scary teeth — more so than usual). There is also a quick glimpse of the so-called “predator hounds,” which actually looks much cooler than I expected. I’m.. cautiously optimistic. Whaddaya think?