With Robert Rodriguez producing the forthcoming Predator reboot/sequel/spinoff, all ears and eyes were on who would write and direct the Sci-Fi actioner. Well, don’t worry as we now know that Alex Litvak will be putting pen to paper or whatever that guy uses to write (probably Final Draft, but that’s not important).
Litvak will be rewriting an original script that Rodriguez wrote on spec about 15 years ago, but it was shelved due to budget restrictions and because 20th Century Fox instead wanted to ruin the franchise along with the Alien series with the AVP movies.
But the big question is – who is this Litvak guy?
Well, he’s pretty much an unknown commodity as he’s never had any screenplays produced, although his IMDB page has an an in-development project named Medieval to his credit and he’s listed as producer on Richard Shepard’s Richard Gere/Terrence Howard-starring The Hunting Party.
Oh, and apparently he attended the University of Southern California.
That’s all we know.
He must be good if Rodriguez and Fox have chosen him. Actually strike that – if Rodriguez has chosen him. Fox doesn’t really seem interested in who makes their films as long as they get something in the can. In more ways than one!
According to Bloody Disgusting:
“The reboot to the classic 80’s action/horror flick Predator is being penned as a “sequel” and will follow a team of commandoes who face down a mysterious race of vicious monsters.”
So, sort of like Aliens with Predators. You can’t really argue with that!
As for who will call the shots on the film – your guess is as good as mine. I’m going to say that they should give original Predator director John McTiernan a call (that is, if he’s not in prison). He managed to make the original Arnold Schwarzenegger film an 80’s classic which still holds up today.
Predators is being fast-tracked for a July 9, 2010 release. Now that’s a pretty cool birthday present for me!
Source: Bloody Disgusting