Posted on Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
In January, it was rumored that 20th Century Fox was developing a Predator reboot titled Predators with Robert Rodriguez and Troublemaker Studios in the producers chair. Rodriguez confirmed the rumors at a news conference today at Troublemarker Studios for the long-awaited reform of the Texas film incentive program.
IESB reports that Rodriguez gave a list of the many projects he has in development which he hopes to shoot in the state:
“I’m going to be able to shoot my upcoming Machete here, a sci-fi action film called Nervewrackers, a re-boot of the Predator series called Predators, and a couple of smaller movies called Sin City 2 and The Jetsons.”
Nervewrackers has an announced April 15th 2010 release date, and is likely to go into production next. Warner Bros is still hoping to have The Jetsons ready for 2012. Who knows when Rodriguez will find time to helm a Predators reboot.
The film is expected to follow a team of commandos who must face a mysterious race of vicious monsters. That’s right, multiple Predators… not just one. Rodriguez is at his best when it comes to the intergration of special effects into a story, and Predators might be a good arena for the filmmaker to play in. Lets just hope that Fox has hired someone good to write the script.