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PREDATORS!!! Robert Rodriguez will finally move ahead on his “Predator” sequel/reboot! by DARK SIDE

Posted on April 24th, 2009
Posted on April 24th, 2009

YES!!!

It’s been confirmed over at Ain’t It Cool News. That awesome-sounding script from the 90’s that Rodriguez wrote about Schwarzenegger’s character getting kidnapped by the Predators and put into some sort of zoo or prison and he has to team up with other alien species to escape… Yeah, I always liked that idea. Now Rodriguez gets another chance with the franchise and this time, it’s really moving forward.

He’s saying it’s going to be a “reboot,” but no one knows whether that will include any elements of his 90’s script. With the “Predator vs. Alien” franchise going nowhere, it’s nice to see things going to some capable hands.

Here’s my problem… I hate the idea of restarting material that isn’t dated and had nothing wrong with it in the first place. I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the updated “Batman” franchise and “Star Trek” is getting nothing but love so far, so maybe this is a logical move for “Predator.” It would really depend on what Rodriguez wants to do. I have no interest in doing over the “Predator stalks soldiers in the jungle” or any variation of that. That would be a total and complete remake. A “reboot” would indicate a completely different take on the franchise that would lend itself better to Rodriguez’s 90’s script or some other different idea for the story. If that’s the case…

GO FOR IT.

“Terminator: Salvation” is a reboot in this respect, so maybe things aren’t as remake-happy as they seem.

Another thing… Wasn’t there a movie announced awhile back called “Alien Prison” that sounded a lot like Rodriguez’s 90’s script? I seemed to remember it going into pre-production a year or two ago, then I heard nothing. Is this related? Dead? Competing?

I know I didn’t dream it. It was a real project but I can’t seem to find any info on it. Anybody remember anything about this one?

Whatever, I’m going to remain cautiously optimistic about “Predators.”  Looks like Rodriguez is doing “Machete” first (starts shooting in June) and jeepers knows what else, so don’t hold your breath for it.


I’m at the wrong convention!!!

-Dark Side

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