Nimrod Antal will direct Predators

Robert Rodriguez confirms the rumours

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]

Is Antal the right choice? Sound off!


    • mrbobrubberrat

      Jul 2nd 2009, 7:51

      Well from the sound of it. It does'nt really matter who directs. Whoever it was they are only going to be Robert Rodriguez's b***h anyway

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    • leeplane

      Jul 2nd 2009, 8:58

      Not looking too good I think. If RR was directing maybe... however an anagram of Nimrod Antal is Anal Mind Rot.....nuff said!

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    • Desperation

      Jul 2nd 2009, 10:13

      I'm not familiar with Antal's work, so can't really comment on him. It would have been nice to have Rodriguez direct himself, but as mrbobrubberrat said, he'll just end up doing exactly what Rodriguez tells him anyway so it won't matter too much. I like the direcion they're going with the film though. Starting to look forward to this now.

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    • Buried At Sea

      Jul 2nd 2009, 19:12

      vacancy was good, i have faith.

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    • yosarian25

      Jul 3rd 2009, 2:53

      sounds like pitch black.

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