In the last few months, we’ve seen some major developments occur with the upcoming new installment in the Predator franchise. Titled Predators, the Robert Rodriguez script (co-written by Alex Litvak and Michael Finch) is set to be directed by Nimród Antal with a reported projected start date of two weeks ago.
Now, it appears that the cast of the film is coming together. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Adrien Brody is set to star in the reported re-boot of the Fox Studios franchise, Predators. Joining the Oscar winner are Danny Trejo (working with Rodriguez on Machete), Oleg Taktarov (UFC fighter), Walt Goggins (The Shield), Alice Braga (I am Legend, Redbelt) and Mahershalalhashbaz Ali (The 4400).
Also in talks for a role in the film is Topher Grace. Yeap, the funny scrawny kid from That ’70s Show, who bulked up to play Eddie Brock in Spider-Man 3, may be duking it out with a Predator. His character is reportedly an accountant who’s secretly a serial killer. Brody on the other hand, plays the leader and a hunter of men.
Trejo’s character, to no surprise, is a bad-ass warrior who sports Uzis on his back. The others are also specialized military types with Taktarov playing a former Russian spec ops agent.
It’s a little strange to think of Topher Grace and Adrien Brody playing leads in a Predator film but the more I think about it, I can dig it. If both bulk up a bit, I’d like to see them in more serious bad-ass roles.
What do you think of the casting updates?
If you’re excited for this flick and want more details, check out our first look at the Predators script.
Predators is scheduled to hit theaters July 9, 2010.