I know what you’re thinking: “Not another blog post about Rodriguez’s new Predator movie?!” I said it so you don’t have to. Lets move on.
Robert Rodriguez sat down and answered some questions for AICN regarding the recently announced Predator reboot Predators. The filmmaker confirmed that 20th Century Fox co-president of production Alex Young became excited about a Predator reboot after discovering a Predator sequel treatment Rodriguez had written 15 years ago. It is unclear right now if the original treatment will be used as a basis for the film, but since that was why Rodriguez was brought on board to carry the project, I’d be surprised if they didn’t use some of the core ideas.
“What I’d like to do with it is expand on ideas I dreamt up back in the original treatment, that had really expanded on the universe both the Predators and other species live in. We’d create new otherworldly characters while not taking away from the draw our main Predator has.”
No writer or director have been hired for the project, but the plan is for Rodriguez to produce the film at the Austin-based Troublemaker Studios so that Rodriguez “can feel free to walk to the PREDATORS soundstage, pick up a camera and co-shoot the coolest scenes.” I really wonder what kind of a director is going to be comfortable with that kind of producer collaboration. You can read the full interview on AICN.