Laurence Fishburne To Fight Predators

Published 5 years ago by , Updated December 18th, 2009 at 9:14 am,

predators cast laurence fishburne Laurence Fishburne To Fight Predators

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.

Source: Bloody-Disgusting

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  1. @the old man

    This will be a story about the predators bringing the “elite fighting killing humans”(lol) to their home world, so we can already cut out home field advantage for the humans.Secondily, while I agree that Arnold did unvail hidden talents of deception and setting up traps all over his home field(a forest), he also had the tactical prowess matching that of the predator, so he was not completely stripped of any advantage-we were given that impression due to the fact that most of his other comrads did not apply themselves tactilly , but rather just decided to match physical prowess and weapons to that of a foe who could go into stealth mode(invisible)-in other words you can’t get to the foe because you can’t see it, draw it towards you, the cornerstone strtegy of the movie.

    Now for this movie to do well , the humans must win with a strategy and also a hidden talent that convinces the audience that the humans can win against the predators after being heavily skewed toward being the underdogs throughout the movie.My guess is that they will start out as a very disagreeable bunch and then take their team work to the limit and beyond, and that could be the deciding factor to turn the tables on the predators-just one big game where you play to keep your life.

  2. Your assessment is interesting FRED. While reading your message I was hit by the thought the audience has been clued in from the first movie. We needed that knowledge in that movie that Arnold, despite everything, still had military training to fall back on. Hopefully we’ll get little hint this time just what makes the Predator’s opponents “special.”
    Well the hints should be clever to be entertaining, but not too contrived to put us off. Winning against the Predators must remain possible, otherwise why would they bother to continue to use us? This brings to mind the idea of the Predators handicapping themselves in certain contests. They really could use an insider character as a guide. An equalizer if you will. I suppose Lawrence will make it at least two thirds through the story if not all the way. I think making him the new recurring inside character would be a nice touch. Have an existing one offed. Perhaps the insider has to participate in the contest…

  3. @the old man

    One of the easiest ways for the humans t oget some sort of clear advantage is to actually have the same weapons the predators use, and the best way for the predators to handicap themselves is to eliminate their cloaking device, atleast this will appear like a very levelled playing field to the audience. The predators will still have superior physical prowess and speed and can climb walls and trees much easier and faster than humans. from this point, the talents of the humans can be unvailed.Now this is one way, and hopefully there is a better way than this, but this my punt at an idea,lol.

    I like the idea of an insider, but the insider must now be able to understand the language of the predators, so he may have ot interpret from daigrams and if he interprets wrongly then it can prove fatal, but if he interprets rightly, then the humans get a predator kill. it just makes it more a game of chance and that would seem more entertaining. then there can be instants of mistrust between the humans and the interpreter.

    I really hope that they pay homage to the first predator film with arnie, and have the whole game in a forest, cause that would appear as the place with the most amount of hiding places, a cave with plenty of rocks and crevices will also suffice. And these actors better be convincing.

  4. FRED said: “I like the idea of an insider, but the insider must now be able to understand the language of the predators’

    Perhaps not, just a communication device, remember the Predator’s can synthesize our language. They may just send random thoughts to the insiders receiver or canned sentences. Toy with them. Perhaps the contest has referees that keep the game interesting by allowing the insider leaked info. Clues to weapon locations, hiding places, the way out. See, a call for discrimination of the hunted and by extension the audience. We were doing that in the first movie, when Arnie went deep cover. We looked at his mistakes and wondered could he have done something different. All the while the face-off inched closer and closer. That draws you in.

    Just like we’re doing finessing the story identifying what would work. What doesn’t work. It can be made excellent they just need to care enough, work hard enough. I realize they’ve used plot touchstones in the two decent stories. Turning them a little and putting down a few more can still breath life into the franchise. There’s no excuse to not getting an excellent Predator movie. Just lazy, uninterested personnel or the truly clueless. They shouldn’t be there, if that’s the case, go make something else and leave these beloved franchises to those who really care…

  5. The Old Man-”There’s no excuse to not getting an excellent Predator movie. Just lazy, uninterested personnel or the truly clueless. They shouldn’t be there, if that’s the case, go make something else and leave these beloved franchises to those who really care…”

    This is how I feel about this movie, if they are uninterested, the damn, I will write the plot for this movie, LOL.But i am hoping that they do care heavily about this project, cause the last two predator/alien films were not that great.

    And I completely forgot about the fact that they can synthesise human language.

    I like the idea of the predators toying with the humans through the insider.

  6. I hope they at least talked to Jim & John Thomas who wrote
    The first movie. They should have been hired to write a first draft at least. Time will tell…

  7. I just hope it isn’t lame………

  8. haha, I hope they created the movie Predator Tribal Wars haha… f*ck ^_^… I would love to see that Predators are fighting up a thousand of Aliens in that planet rather than hunting and killing a small group of people… Let's be fair, Predator owns human, Aliens owns Predator but above all Human owns them both.

  9. “Aliens owns Predator” = sometimes hahaha

  10. I would love to see Tony Montana blasts the Predators asses with his m16 with m203 rifle

  11. say hello to my little friend lol