Happily, the film looks set to devote a fair bit of time to the human side of the story, with Rodriguez keen to create a set of characters we’ll actually care about.
“It was really important for me that each character felt like they could be the star of their own movie” he says, and with that in mind, he’s bagged himself a pretty heavyweight cast.
As mentioned earlier, Adrien Brody is one of the stars on show, and brilliantly, so is Laurence Fishburne.
Playing a grizzled survivor who has been living on the planet for years, he’ll be in full-on badass mode, and with one sci-fi juggernaut under his belt already, could be just the man to bring a touch of gravitas to proceedings.
Topher Grace and Alice Braga flesh out a talented bunch, whilst there’s even a role for Rodriguez regular Danny Trejo, presumably as the uzi-wielding nutjob.
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