Robert Rodriguez To Direct Predator Remake – Updated

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 22nd, 2013 at 4:13 pm,

[UPDATE: It seems that Rodriguez will be PRODUCING the movie but not DIRECTING it - and there's a tentative release date: July 7, 2010]

Remember back about two months ago when we said Predator-remake was in the works and quite possibly the worst idea ever? Today, we retract those statements… Well, maybe not entirely, but at least a little.

Why? Because Robert Rodriguez is taking the reigns not only as a producer, but also as director!

The re-titled Predators has now been confirmed with Rodriguez in the director’s chair.

Although the project is still with 20th Century Fox, things are looking a little better with the Desperado-director in the seat.

Via IESB.net comes word that a news conference was held at Troublemaker Studios (Rodriguez’s independent filmhouse) for the signing of a long-awaited reform of Texas film incentive program-HB 873. The “one-man-film-crew” had a chance to address the members of the press and clued them in to his upcoming film projects:

“I’m going to be able to shoot my upcoming Machete here, a sci-fi action film called Nervewrackers, a re-boot of the Predator series called Predators, and a couple of smaller movies called Sin City 2 and The Jetsons.”

Besides Machete, an expansion on  2007′s Grindhouse/Planet Terror fake trailer, Rodriguez has been busy with Red Sonja and Shorts. Big fans of the “mariachi-style” have plenty to look forward to.

Though it’ll be some time, he has plenty on his plate without mentioning Sin City 2, Rodriguez’ take on Predators could be worth the wait.

Might this actually be, dare I say, good – now that Rodriguez is attached?

Source: IESB

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  1. First, id like to say i respect Robert Rodriguez as a director. But as to producing a reboot to another great franchise i grown up with, i rather have him make a sequel.
    I loved the first Predator, not just because of a great cast that included Arnold but that the predator was such bad ass. R.I.P Kevin Peter Hall who played the Predator in the first two films. Plus i loved how Stan Winston made the predator look. Unlike the films that followed, the first predator was best ugly,well you know. i rather see a sequel to see what other weapons Predators have to hunt with.

  2. Is this actually a remake of Predator or some kind of prequel? I dont quite understand it.

    I see no reason for a remake, as the original did a fine job of establishing what they are. I could understand a pre-quel where we see the homeworld of both aliens and get some back story to why they breed and hunt them and why they use earth.

    But NOT a complete remake!!!

  3. @ SNS –

    The mediocre AVP already gave the back story as why the predator’s bred aliens and why they used earth.

    Sorry but nothing will every topple Arnold’s – RUUUUUUUUUN, GET TO DA CHOPPAAAAAAAA! LOL.

  4. SIN I wouldn’t personally call a VERY short clip of the Predator homeworld, and NO scene of the Alien homeworld back story.

    Yeah we saw them stand ontop of a pyramid and blow it up as they were overwhelmed and we learnt they used to hunt Aliens on earth as a right of passage.

    But that was like a 5 minute flashback in an otherwise bad film!

    We need a real film, dedicated to showing their homeworlds (BOTH of them) and giving us a real feeling for what motivates them as hunters, why and how they discovered the aliens and why they chose earth as a hunting ground.

  5. Well Im a little mad because Im a huge alien and Predator movie/ comics fan and I cannot support Robert Rodriguez because nothing he has done has impressed me. And as horrible as the alien vs. predator movies were I was getting used to the idea that we were going to find out the link between weyland/yutani and get to the bottom of how these two alien civilizations co-existed in the same universe. Ok Im sorry ya’ll Im just venting. But I have to give any movie thats going backwards instead of forwards, of this caliber a thumbs down.

  6. Sin city was a great movie but I believe that was more because of Frank Miller than Robert Rodriguez. again so for me he only has one movie under his belt…Grindhouse was produced by Quentin Tarantino…so essentially aside from Desperado (which is in a completely different Genre) he only has one movie to his name…SIgh. Pray for me fellow FanBoys lol.

  7. yea i first heard the news of the new predator film on that talk soup show on E entertainment network.talk soup chat stew whatever its called,the host joe mchale said it best.try and find the clip. joe has an ability to see things for the way they really are.i really agree with taking a incredible film from the 80s and remaking it so people will take interest in purchasing tickets.and i hope the producers make a billions off this remake because they obviously are working hard on creating something original.i cant wait to see this when it comes on the spike network.it will be so fantastic to see the greatest movie monster ever created processed again for our teenage audience once more.when all we want is to experience what we had watching arnold and glover duke it out.i hope the predators in this new movie are smitten for human girls!! and i hope again that the CIA nuke a small town in the forrest right when the boyfriend girlfriend fly away in their helicopter.teen date movies are always the best films ever invented.its too bad the movie makers dont realize that teens fill up probably 85% of the seats in the theatre.if they did realize we would be blessed with more teen movies.

  8. Adrien Brody and Topher Grace are slatted to be the lead roles. Nobody would confuse these guys with ‘The Body’ or ‘The Govenator.’ I will save my judgement until I see it, but I am a little perplexed by these choices. Also read that Nimrod Antal is directing, Rodriguez is only producing.

  9. !!! DO NOT REMAKE PREDATOR !!!
    thats the worst movie i”v heard of being done again predator is still a good movie even in these days kids still love it it doesnt need to be and that robert rodrigues dude should stay away fromit

  10. Hey guys! Check out this new interview FEARnet did with Robert Rodriguez, Nimrod Antal and Adrien Brody about the new Predators movie. They seem really excited about it and have some interesting insights.
    Here’s a link to it: http://www.fearnet.com/videos/b19514_robert_rodriguezs_predators.html
    What do you think?

  11. I want a Predator remake to be done and lots of Predators.

  12. i see i’m late to the discussion, but what made the original and even predator 2 really good was that we as the audience never understand what the predators are saying. they’re just as alien to us as they are to the humans onscreen. a little bit in the the first predator and more in predator 2, we see a little bit of the predators’ “culture”, like an affinity for skulls, a certain pride, other kinds of trophies, and an unwillingness to gang up on an outsider if one of their own is losing combat. we see it, and we can interpret it, but we don’t KNOW, we don’t witness them really talking, and we can’t understand them when they do communicate. they’re as alien to us as they are to the humans. that’s what made these movies great. i didn’t see AVP bc i could tell by the movie box that it’d be gay.

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