Predators Sneak Peek Offers First Footage

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We’re only a few months away until the release of Robert Rodriguez’s Predators, one of our most anticipated films of 2010. While the only real news we’ve seen on the project so far has come from a few set photos, casting announcements and a script review, we now have the first official Predators footage in this just-released first look video.

What I appreciate most out of what we see in this Predators video is what Robert Rodriguez has to say about the direction this film must take to differentiate itself from the series and to offer something new, interesting and exciting for fans new and old. Needless to say, Predators has to feel new and not represent simply more of the same or another iteration of what came before. Taking the story and our characters to the homeworld of the Predators is one way of doing that and the characters and story will be the key.

Check out the first ever official footage for Predators:

When the announcement was made that Adrien Brody would be playing the lead as a soldier fighting to survive against the meanest aliens in the galaxy, many scoffed at the idea but I was always interested in seeing Brody in such a role. And from the brief glimpses here, it reinforces my interest in seeing how the casting choices pay off.

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Out with the old, in with the new

What I think will be interesting about this franchise installment, and to touch on what Rodriguez has to say about each character having a leading quality about them, is the dynamics between the vast array of characters. The first Predator film saw Arnold Schwarzenegger lead a team of commandos who knew each other and how to work together (as best they could, anyway) against the solo Predator hunting them down. In Rodriguez’s Predators however, a mixed-match group of “warriors” ranging from a serial killer to an elite soldier are put together on a foreign world and forced to find a way to survive.

I’m slightly skeptical about the project due to the direction the franchise has taken in recent years but I am very eager to see what Robert Rodriguez will present fans with this fresh take. As for the story of the movie, I wonder how it is the Predators know who are worthy prey to be selected for captured and transport to their hunting ground. Are they reading our newspapers and checking out our internet, perhaps spying on everyone to figure out who to draft?

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).

Predators is scheduled to hit theaters on July 7th, 2010.

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  1. They seem to have the right idea but the cast leaves a bit to be desired. Scrawny Adrian Brody wouldn't last five seconds with a Predator and Lawerence Fishburn is getting a little long in the tooth not to mention fat.

  2. yeah this is going to be great!!!!!!!!

  3. My idea for a predator movie. Predators vs Klingons. The wimpy blackface Klingons of original Trek get their butts kicked by Predators but then they inject themselves with Predator DNA and create the more powerful walnut headed Klingons and are able to defeat the Predators.

  4. being big and steroid filled doesnt help at all agianst a pred. stregnth means nothing because you could be the strongest man in the world and a pred would tear you a new one in seconds. i garuntee you these smaller actors from predators would last better then the actors from pred1. they were all muscle and full of steroids they wouldnt last a minute. the only way i see a any guy lasting more then a minute in a fight agianst a pred is bruce lee type not arnaold shwaranagger type.

  5. Yeah I don't get the talk about advanced weapons either unless they're taking them off of aliens. I do have to agree in one sense with them the most powerful weapon man has is his or her mind which ever the case may be.

  6. In about the 23rd second through the 26th… Fishburne has a weapon i don't recall seeing in any predator movie before, matter of fact i may have not seen that weapon in any movie before but i might be wrong. Also i noticed some of these predators have less armor so they might be like redneck predators (sleeveless lol). Either way i will surely see this.

  7. ah ok, well if Danny Glover can lay the smack down on a predator then the odds are pretty good for some one lol.

  8. I don't know if it's safe to assume that they are well stocked with strange advanced weapons after all Fishburne is also carrying a predators mask in that same scene. Some of these people may be from different eras not just the 21ST century. Still my money is that since Fishburne probably survived the last hunt he probably earned the right to possess those weapons. In movies past we've seen Predators hand out weapons for merit. Maybe he earned them. Redneck Preds sounds like cannon fodder. But I'm guessing your well aware that skill levels vary with most teams or hunting parties. Allot of not so easily answered questions and the studio has been keeping this production pretty close to the vest. Lets hope they got something here…

  9. I hadn't kept up with the news about Predators although I loved the first two. I wanted a Predators/Aliens movie but was very disappointed in what was turned out. I especially don't like it when the whole leading cast is killed off – save one. Too done – you know… But the casting for this one has spiked interest – Brody & Fishburne…I would never have come up with the two of them included in a Predator movie. Now I have to check it out on the big screen – dang!

  10. Ok so i think from the footage

    1. Laurence Fishburne was the lone survivor from the last batch of humans snatched up from earth…because he knows alot about the Predators and tells Adrian Brody how to kill them.

    2. He has to have some home field advantage…at 25 secs they show Larry with a predator helmet…many fans have stated that the Predators can communicate through the helmets…hence he knows what their gonna do before they do it.

    3. The bad/ weird looking predators are like gladiators…or Jr. Predators who must prove their metal in the hunt.

    4. At 1:10 secs. we see the group retreating and in the background is a Predator struggling tied up on a totem pole looking thing…again quite possibly Criminal predators or Gladiators.

  11. Fishburne definitely has some type of advanced futuristic weapon/rifle in his hand early in the sneak peek.

  12. I'm very game for how this game is shaping up, and a lot of it has to do with Rodriguez being involved. Seems like he's approaching it with a fair bit of respect for the franchise. I'm also not of the impression that it's just going to be an outright slaughter of the humans. The predators plan on killing/hunting them, sure, but it's no fun to just round up prey, encircle them, and utterly destroy them. The predators hadn't done that in the previous films, and I don't see them suddenly doing that here.

  13. You want someone who looks like he could take all the damage a Predator will will dish out. A Predator could just breath on Adrian Brody and kill him.

    I did notice they had a guy with a Samuri sword. That could be good.

  14. This is true. Do you think he's from another time or did he acquire the gun while competing with other aliens against the pred.s? Since the Predators have hunted species all over the galaxy and collected trophies no doubt from other civ.s; It seems likely Fishburne's character got thrown a bone at some point. Perhaps they're all kinds of different weapons lying around, discarded by other species as they ran in vain for their lives. Sounding like a video game yet??

    That kind of brings up another question. Is the pure action adventure movie becoming obsolete? As video games get ever more sophisticated and the audience becomes ever more use to participating in the story versus just passively watching, what will become of the action movie?

  15. I think he probably finds the gun lying next to a dead predator at some other point while in battle i guess. I don't think he was thrown a bone like Danny Glover in Predator 2.

    Sounds like a video game but the sneak peek didn't come off that way. I think it looks pretty good. Action/adventure movies are not becoming obsolete. There are always people who clamor for action movies.

  16. Well I know I still enjoy watching things occur versus having to make them occur or make a character make them occur. So hopefully movies will be around as long as we're alive… :-)

  17. Yeah, of course they will. Millions of us love movies and can't live without them.

  18. this is basically a remake of the original, fishburgh is the black bald guy (how he's all creepy near the end) and the guy with the long nose is… arnold.
    did anyone notice the massive futuristic cameras, it makes the movie seem like condemned, how everything is recorded for the public to view.. except in this case for the predators to view.
    and whats up with the predator having huge bottom mouth claw things, i recon he's the elite one.

  19. wow the first 3 times i saw this i didnt see topher grace. on the 4th time though i saw him more then 10 times.

  20. predators the movie is gonna be off the hook, i tell all u people out there who does not have faith, coz we all know how crap the AVP series woz have faith my friends becoz this is goona be 1 hell of a film. iam only hopeing that the movie is gonna be 18 rated. this is devill b sighing out. peace xx

  21. predators the movie is gonna be off the hook, i tell all u people out there who does not have faith, coz we all know how crap the AVP series woz have faith my friends becoz this is goona be 1 hell of a film. iam only hopeing that the movie is gonna be 18 rated. this is devill b sighing out. peace xx