Robert Rodriguez’s Predators is currently filming in Austin, Texas and Bloody-Disgusting was on set yesterday and learned of another casting addition that they’re allowed to share: Laurence Fishburne.
Fishburne is most recognizable from his role as Morpheus in The Matrix trilogy and can currently be seen on CSI as well as in the film Armored, which is currently in theaters.
In Predators, we know only that his character is named Noland and that he is a member of the group of humans stranded on the Predator homeworld, fighting for survival.
Predators is directed by Nimród Antal from a Robert Rodriguez script. In addition to Fishburne, the cast includes Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Danny Trejo (also working with Rodriguez on Machete), Derek Mears, Oleg Taktarov (UFC fighter), Walt Goggins (The Shield), Alice Braga (I am Legend, Redbelt) and Mahershalalhashbaz Ali (The 4400).
From what we know so far, it looks like the movie is about the cute aliens looking for human “warriors” on earth and the ones they deem worthy are captured and brought to their planet to be placed in a hunting ground. For more on the characters and some details of the plot, check out the first look at the Predators script.
It sounds to me like a neat take on the franchise and it interests me far more than another Aliens vs. Predators film (that property should stick to the video game genre).
What do you think about the cast and idea for Predators?
Predators opens in theaters July 9, 2010.