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Predators

  Tags: 20th Century Fox, action, Adrien Brody, Alex Litvak, Alice Braga, aliens, Brian Steele, Carey Jones, creatures, Danny Trejo, Derek Mears, FANTASY, Laurence Fishburne, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, Michael Finch, Nimród Antal, Oleg Taktarov, Predator, Predators, Robert Rodriguez, sci-fi, Topher Grace, Troublemaker Studios, Walton Goggins

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Follows 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 systemically hunted and eliminated by a new breed of alien Predators.

CATEGORY
Creatures | Fantasy

RELEASE DATE
July 9, 2010 (US)
August 13, 2010 (UK)
October 19, 2010 (DVD)
CURRENT STATUS
Now On DVD
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Troublemaker Studios
20th Century Fox
MPAA RATING
R "strong creature violence and gore, and pervasive language."
DIRECTED BY
Nimród Antal
WRITTEN BY
Alex Litvak
Michael Finch
STARRING
Topher Grace
Adrien Brody
Alice Braga
Danny Trejo
Laurence Fishburne
Derek Mears
Brian Steele
Walton Goggins
Carey Jones
Mahershalalhashbaz Ali
Oleg Taktarov
Louis Ozawa Changchien

PROJECT DETAILS
  • Filmed in 53 days, begining on September 28th 2009, with exterior filming mostly in Hawaii and the interior scenes at Robert Rodriguez’s studio in Austin, Texas. It's said that 60% of the film was shot in Texas in order to be eligible for a tax benefit.
  • It's said that since the film takes place on one of the Predator's gaming planets, so we'll see a new breed of Predator that belongs to another tribe and alien creatures that have been domesticated by the Predators for use in hunting such as the "Predator Hound".
  • Several directors were considered to helm the project, with Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent) being the strongest contender, but the role ultimately fell into the hands of Nimród Antal, as Robert Rodriguez apparently enjoyed the director's earlier films -- Kontroll and Vacancy.
  • Apparently the Noland (Laurence Fishburne) character is an american soldier, who was dropped off on the planet years ago to be hunted by the Predators, but has somehow survived all these years in a cave.
  • Adrien Brody plays "Royce," an American mercenary soldier.
    Topher Grace plays "Edwin," a disgraced physician and a serial killer formerly on the FBI's most wanted list.
    Danny Trejo plays "Cuchillo," a Mexican drug cartel enforcer.
    Alice Braga plays "Isabelle," a South American special forces black ops sniper.
    Mahershalalhashbaz Ali plays "Mombasa," a Sierra Leone death squad officer.
    Oleg Taktarov plays "Nikolai," a Russian VDV commando.
    Walton Goggins plays "Stans," a mass-murdering death-row prison inmate.
    Louis Ozawa Changchien plays "Hanzo," a Yakuza/ninja hitman.
    Laurence Fishburne plays "Noland," a stranded U.S. soldier.
  • Stuntman Brian Steele (Underworld franchise, Resident Evil: Extinction) plays a predator.
  • Stuntman Derek Mears (The Hills Have Eyes II, Friday the 13th) plays one of the predators.
  • Being a sequel to the original, Arnold Schwarzenegger's character "Dutch" was written into the script in hopes of him making a brief cameo. Arnold reportedly turned down the offer.
  • It's said that this will be a sequel to the first film, ignoring the previous sequel and AvP installments.
  • Budgeted at an estimated $40-million.
  • The studio hired producer Robert Rodriguez to write a Predator sequel back in 1994 when he was working on Desperado, and after turning the script into the studio they apparently declined to move forward, as the budget would have been too big. 15 years later, after looking to return to the franchise, they discovered Robert's old script and opted to move forward with the project. New writers were hired to rescript, however many of Robert's initial ideas from his script will be incorported into the film.
  • One of the few films added to UHM due to popular demand.
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