Last spring, when the first word of a Predators remake dropped, most people were excited because action/horror (kids film?) director Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) was rumored to be behind the camera calling the shots. Unfortunately, that rumor turned out to be false, but at least Rodriguez was going to be producing.

Predator franchise fans were all wondering the some thing: Who was going to replace of the cast of muscle-bound guys from the original? There aren’t too many leading men out there right now that can even begin to match the bulk of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Jackson, and Jesse Ventura. So who would it be? Dwayne Johnson, Karl Urban, John Cena?

Predators is a reboot in which some of planet Earth’s most deadly killers are transported to a “game preserve” planet where they are hunted by tribes of Predators. Imagine everyone’s surprise when it was announced that Adrien Brody would be heading up the team of killers who will be taking on the Predators . First impressions were that Brody was a miscasting worst than Tara Reid playing a scientist in Alone in the Dark.

If you haven’t watched the Predators trailer that dropped last week, check it out. It completely changed my mind about Brody’s ability to play a convincing action character. Today, we have a behind-the-scenes featurette on Brody from the new Predators movie and you know what – the dude looks bad ass! Seriously, check out the video below:

Brody is a sharp actor and that was never in question. His performances in The Jacket, The Pianist and The Brothers Bloom were great and I’m sure he will be just as good in the upcoming sci-fi horror film, Splice. His role in King Kong could be considered action but that movie was more about the ape than it was about his character.

Joining Brody on his Predator adventure are fellow bad-asses Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix), Danny Trejo (Machete), Derek Mears (Friday the 13th), Topher Grace (Spider-man 3) and Alice Braga (Repo Men). The movie is directed by Nimrod Antal (Armored), written by Alex Litvak and produced by Robert Rodriguez, Elizabeth Avellan and Alex Young.

What are your thoughts on Adrien Brody as an action star in Predators? Think he fits the mold?

Predators will try to rip your spine out July 9th, 2010.

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Source: Cinema Blend