Neil Marshall directing Predators?

Rumour has it he's close to the job...

While it's still only a rumour, word is that Neil Marshall is the man to bring Predators to the screen for Robert Rodriguez.

According to the lads at Bloody Disgusting, their sources are pointing to the Doomsday/Dog Soldiers man as all but signed to tackle the new pic.

Given NM's driving love for '80s movies, this could be something special, particularly with Rodriguez producing.

Doomsday might not have turned out amazingly, but with a better budget and a cooler script, we'd love to see what Total Film's former columnist could do.

Roll on confirmation!

[Source: Bloody Disgusting]

Do you want to see Marshall tracking down Predators? Tell us!


    • chicks

      Jun 12th 2009, 9:04

      Hmmm.... that's quite interesting news. Certainly see Dog Soldiers and Decent era Neil Marshall doing something wonderful with this.

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    • Gilbo123

      Jun 12th 2009, 11:30

      Not convinced in any way... I think that Marshal should prove his worth as a director by making something else before he's given a film like this. Predators is meant to be a revival of the franchise, and to give such a massive movie to the guy who made one of... if not 'the worst film' of last year "Doomsday" I think that is a big... big mistake. I'd like to see McTiernan back in the directors chair!

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    • durden

      Jun 12th 2009, 11:56

      wow...suddenly i'm interested in predators!marshall is one of the best choices for this movie.btw,tf's former columnist?really?

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    • jwhite

      Jun 12th 2009, 14:10

      It's true... He used to write The Marshall Chronicles for the News section back when he was making The Descent.

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    • namedropper

      Jun 13th 2009, 0:25

      I have to say that I had little hope for Doomsday and indeed it was awful. However it reminded me of someone who said that the 1967 version of Casino Royale was the worst film they ever enjoyed. Doomsday ripped off pretty much every sci fi film ever made. The villain was awful (yeah you know you were dreadful pal and I was glad to see your character die in the car chase near the end) but I couldn't help but enjoy it. I don't know if Predators is going to be a big budget remake of Dog Soldiers but that film was an impressive use of no budget. Inspiration doesn't cost a huge buck.

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