Nimrod Antal will direct Predators

Nimrod Antal – who made Vacancy, Control and the upcoming Armoured – has been picked to direct Predators.

Robert Rodriguez, who’s producing the film, spilled the goods to Ain’t It Cool, confirming Latino Review 's sources.

He also revealed some basic plot detail about the movie, while warning the script is still in flux: "a very intense group of people stranded on a Predator planet discovering unspeakable horrors - that are not always from outside their group.

“So like the original movie, the title does have a double meaning. 'Aliens' was a different take on the Alien idea, and an original movie in it's own right, and that's what we want to do with this."

He’s also clear that this will steer the famous monstoids well away from the AVP films. “A few months ago, when Alex Young at Fox contacted me about re-inventing the franchise using my original draft as a template for getting as far away as possible from the AVP movies, I jumped on it.

“I was already booked up as a director when this came back to me, but I still wanted to have a hand in making it. So I lobbied to have the movie done through my studios so I could oversee it in a stronger position than a producer usually takes on.”

It’s not a bad choice, and with the support of the likes of the KNB effects team, Predators has a shot at being something good.

But then, when your competition is AVP: Requiem, you’re not exactly stacked with reasons to worry…

[Source: Ain’t It Cool ]

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