Iâ€™m excited about â€œPredatorsâ€ â€“ not only because Nimrod Antal (his film â€œKontrollâ€ was sensational) is directing, but because itâ€™s seemingly being made by folks who despised the â€œAliens vs. Predatorâ€ movies as much as we cinemagoers did. Oh, and the script isnâ€™t too shabby either!
Antal, currently lensing the â€˜sequelâ€™ to John McTiernanâ€™s action classic in Hawaii, tells Coming Soon that â€œthe fans who may have been underwhelmed by the last two AVP films… I think they’re in for a very pleasant surpriseâ€.
Antalâ€™s already scoring points from the fans by not only announcing how much more violent this film will be to the â€œAvPâ€ movies, but that he prefers to do practical effects, rather than using a computer to generate cinematic magic.
“I think [Robert Rodriguez and I] both recognize that the original film was as good as it was because of the practical, because it was a guy in a suit, because it was the jungle, so we stay true to that.â€
Unlike the original, Antal didnâ€™t want to cast a muscly â€˜action typeâ€™ in the lead role though, and instead went for the slightly weedier Adrien Brody â€“ and with good reason.
â€œI think when we cast Adrian, there were a lot of people going, ‘What?’ but at the same time, if we cast a Vin Diesel in that role or if we cast anyone who is Arnold-esque, we would have been attacked for doing that. So we decided early on to go in a very different direction as far as the casting process, but it turned out fantastic. He plays a mercenary in the film and if you look at the guys in Iraq and Afghanistan today, they’re not ‘yolked- out’ Schwarzenegger-looking guys. They’re all very wiry and thin guys, and I think it’s going to play well.”
Having said that, Schwarzeneggerâ€™s character from the original film (â€˜Dutchâ€™) does appear, albeit briefly, in the â€œPredatorsâ€ script, so, question is, will the Governor find time to come and cameo?
“Time will tellâ€, the tight-lipped filmmaker says.
Antal, whose new film â€œArmoredâ€ opens in the states next week, tells the site he had a hard-on for the original â€œPredatorâ€ when it was released in the Reagan-era.
“Let me tell you, I was so much of a fan that I stood in line when I was 14 and I had the poster on my wall. I was a huge fan,” he said.
Same here. Poster on the wall. â€œPredatorâ€ ticket-stub in my â€œticket-stub scrapbookâ€ (I kid you not). Framed postcard of â€˜Dutchâ€™ on the bedside table.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.