Predators Casting Updates: Adrien Brody & More!

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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.

Source: THR

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  1. Somehow I don’t see myself taking this movie very seriously.

  2. Well I like Mr Brody but he’s… well… he’s no Clooney… what I’m saying is, is he playing the Predator?

  3. those two put my hopes down about this movie. the last review had me pump but having them as the lead roles compare to the cast that was in the first predator? come on…

  4. Topher Grace doesn’t get as much credit as he deserves. He should be having Shia’s position.
    Adrian Brody, um…nope.
    Oleg Taktarov, are you kidding me? He is the worst guy for the Russian, Don Frye killed this dude. In fact, why isn’t Don Frye part of this cast?

  5. Topher Grace are you kidding who’s next Elijah Wood maybe they could make a spin of hobbits vs predators I can already picture the bad reviews now,hmm I’m actually still excited for the movie it has alot of potential and actually seems original but if topher grace is in it then I’m hoping he dies fast… the movie ofcourse

  6. I dont like it. The cast has got to be better than this, hell, most of us can recite lines from the 1st one, cast was classic, this seems like weekend warriors meet Predator(except for Trejo).I mean, Arnold barely had a chance against these guys, what can skinny-ass Brody do???

  7. The more I hear about this the more I think, “NOOOOOO!”.
    First, Why a reboot? They’re aliens. You can take this story anywhere in the universe and still keep canon with the others in the franchise. Give them a much needed shot in the arm.
    Secondly, Adrien Brody is a great actor and while casting him could go wrong, I’m willing to wait and see how that could pan out but Topher Grace? Sorry, you lost me.
    I’m losing more and more interest in this.

  8. arnolds strength and body didnt really help him if you recall.

    in fact it didnt help ANY of them lol

    his smarts did with eventually being able to hide himself and trick the enemy into standing there like a stupid a## while arnie drops the boom.

    intelligence my friend, intelligence is the predators best foe.

  9. ROFL at some of these comments, notably @dafadge & @The Incredible Suit.

    I’m very curious to see what the movie and its characters will look like.

  10. Adrien Brody…

    So what’s the premise of the story now? A merc played by Adrien Brody is attacked by a Predator, leaving him scarred with eyebrows that are permanently tilted down at the ends like he’s sad all the time, so he forms a group of other mercs to hunt down the predator that did that to him?? LOL

    Ok, I would actually see it if that was the case… :-D

    Adrien Brody = No thanks.

    I’ll wait for John McTiernan to come back to the franchise…

  11. @Rob, no need to wonder how Brody will look, he’ll look exactly like he always looks in every movie he has ever been in. He seriously needs CGI-brows to give him a broader range… lol.

  12. Oh man, my expectation for this film just fell. Brody is a good actor and may do this film justice but I’m not seeing the other cast members in this; and who the heck is Mah..Maher…heck, I’ll just call him Muhammad. :-)

  13. So… are these the guys who are going to get picked off in the first 15 min, then let Trejo be the badass that he is?

  14. I like a good action movie as much as the next guy, but I have to admit the casting is a little strange.

    But then again, if Shia LaBeouf can go against giant robots, then anything is possible.

  15. @Dane

    That sounds logical, let’s roll with it. :-) I wouldn’t mind watching it if that was the case, lol.

  16. This is sounding worse all the time.

  17. If theres a predator in it… I’m watching it… Which reminds me that i gotta go get my “this is it” movie concert tickets.

  18. Too soon to start on Michael Jackson jokes? I don’t know, I’m personally waiting for when I can resume my Ted Kennedy bashing…

  19. Too soon…? Dude i love michael and at the same time i’ve always made fun of him( and most people as well for that matter) so i can’t just stop now… I’d feel like a hypocrite. Either way i am serious about getting those tickets though…lol.

  20. Speaking of that i would so love for my friends and family to do 2 roasts about me… One before i die and one after. The second one i would love for them to do it at my funeral and for them to have this big screen tv there to play some footage of me getting back at all of them from “beyond the grave” which in reality is something i had recorded beforehand.

  21. Let’s just hope they don’t take the term “roast” too seriously, don’t need any “Ravenous” stuff going on… :-D

  22. They keep on raping this saga..

  23. Damn, this could’ve been the movie that pushed Jason Statham into the upper echilon of action hero.

    I’m still willing to give them a chance, but my anticipation has severely dwindled.

  24. @ken j
    lol… As long as i get people to gather around for some laughs and smiles… I’ll be happy.

  25. Im with Seamus on this one…they get the idiot who destroyed Venom and they want to put him next to the Badest of the Bad The Predators themselves. lets just hope that we get to see him
    a) have his head disitergtated into mist
    b) Have him scewerd by a spear
    c) Head torn of by Hand
    Or D Multiple Predators tearing him apart all at once

    Either way you get the idea, I personally would like to see him brutelly massacured. then, just MAYBE then they might get a few more people to watch it, just as long as the Story is good and not just killing without one AKA AVP Requiem

  26. Wow this movie is gonna flop and may even be worse than Battlefield earth after reading the cast selection and character back stories (Trejo excluded)

  27. Also there isnt enough room for the predator(s) and Brody’s Schnoz on screen. WTF is he gonna do to them ??? Peck them to death with his beak?

  28. @SIN

    No, he’s going to make the Predators feel sorry for him by looking really really really sad and dramatic with his eyebrows, then kill them when they turn around deciding to spare his life…

  29. Topher Grace puts the movie in the dvd bin.