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Brody vs. Predators!

10.06.2009

The far-out skull-collectors officially have some humans to hunt in PREDATORS... one of them with a rather notable profile.

Oscar-winner Adrien Brody will find himself in the wild jungle (again), taking the lead role in the Fox sci-fi action flick from director Nimrod Antal (VACANCY) and producer Robert Rodriguez.

While winning accolades for his more serious work, Brody is no stranger to genre material (KING KONG, THE JACKET, SPLICE, GIALLO). Brody reportedly fought hard for the PREDATORS part, and signed options for sequels. The character was described by Latino Review as a "Steve McQueen type".

The movie involves the infamous extraterrestrials gathering various Earthlings to serve as prey for a hunt. Variety also confirms the previously mentioned casting of Danny Trejo and Walton Goggins, and gives us a few new names: I AM LEGEND señorita Alice Braga (below), large Russian Oleg Taktarov (15 MINUTES, BAD BOYS 2), Mahershalalhashbaz Ali (yes I spelled that right), and Louiz Ozawa.

On top of all that, THR says that ex-Venom Topher Grace is also in talks to join the runners.

You can probably start speculating as to who survives more of the film's running time. The movie starts shooting soon in Hawaii and Austin.

Extra Tidbit: In Hebrew traditions, the name Nimrod is proverbial as that of a "mighty hunter".
Source: Variety

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7:17PM on 10/09/2009

This is crap.

Well hell. Predator is one of my all time favorite movies from the 80's, but this is crap on a stick. No muscle=no fun. I can't believe they haven't cast one single action star. Hell I would take a WWE star over this crappy cast.
Well hell. Predator is one of my all time favorite movies from the 80's, but this is crap on a stick. No muscle=no fun. I can't believe they haven't cast one single action star. Hell I would take a WWE star over this crappy cast.
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12:02AM on 10/08/2009
Tell you what: I really dig this casting. Guy's a hell of an actor and it's against type. Count me in for this one. Up in the air with Grace but I'm digging the rest. If they get Arnold for that cameo I'll go through the roof. Can't wait to see how this turns out.
Tell you what: I really dig this casting. Guy's a hell of an actor and it's against type. Count me in for this one. Up in the air with Grace but I'm digging the rest. If they get Arnold for that cameo I'll go through the roof. Can't wait to see how this turns out.
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12:00AM on 10/08/2009

Seriously guys?

So let me get this straight...you guys just want a bunch of beefcakes running around killing the predators? You do realize that Danny Trejo is already attached and he is big badass, also there is a giant russian badass, and if MJW gets casted then there will be a big black badass. How many big badasses do you want in this film??? This project definitely has me more interested because of this casting news. The predators wouldn't just grab the biggest meanest guys they could get, they actually
So let me get this straight...you guys just want a bunch of beefcakes running around killing the predators? You do realize that Danny Trejo is already attached and he is big badass, also there is a giant russian badass, and if MJW gets casted then there will be a big black badass. How many big badasses do you want in this film??? This project definitely has me more interested because of this casting news. The predators wouldn't just grab the biggest meanest guys they could get, they actually want INTELLIGENT, DANGEROUS, PSYCHOTIC prey. Even Predators grow tired of killing beefcakes. There are people who are dangerous and frightening that aren't pumped full of steriods. I can definitely see Brody playing a fast, intelligent character. I actually think Topher Grace did a great job with the crap he was given on Spidey 3. The rumor of him playing a serial killer is fantastic. Once again it shows you that predators arent just interested in killing powerhouses.
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9:06PM on 10/07/2009

Dont blame Topher

Everyone including the beloved Sam Raimi killed Venom and Topher did what he could being terribly miscast in the role. As for him playing the elleged FBI most wanted cat...now I could see that.
Brody is a bad ass! He has that tough New York thing down and what this franchise needs is talent and he has that in spades.
Everyone including the beloved Sam Raimi killed Venom and Topher did what he could being terribly miscast in the role. As for him playing the elleged FBI most wanted cat...now I could see that.
Brody is a bad ass! He has that tough New York thing down and what this franchise needs is talent and he has that in spades.
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7:15PM on 10/07/2009

As for Topher Grace...

Leave that guy out of the equation if you don't want to make us fans suffer, unless a Predator rips him apart on the first half hour. Man, I just hated him as Venom!!!
Leave that guy out of the equation if you don't want to make us fans suffer, unless a Predator rips him apart on the first half hour. Man, I just hated him as Venom!!!
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7:05PM on 10/07/2009

This is an action flick, and if it is meant to honor the first film as it is promising,

they should honor the spirit of that first Predator flick: the most dangerous men in the world hunted by an ultraviolent alien. This said, Mr Brody managed well on King Kong but his character was sort of a victim (just look the continuous expression of fear in his face in the above photo), and I dón't see him in a Predator movie as the lead tough guy, not even if they tell me he is the 008 or the ultimate killer in the world. I like him as an actor, but not on this film. On the other hand, it's
they should honor the spirit of that first Predator flick: the most dangerous men in the world hunted by an ultraviolent alien. This said, Mr Brody managed well on King Kong but his character was sort of a victim (just look the continuous expression of fear in his face in the above photo), and I dón't see him in a Predator movie as the lead tough guy, not even if they tell me he is the 008 or the ultimate killer in the world. I like him as an actor, but not on this film. On the other hand, it's nice to see they are going for a decent cast.
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2:56PM on 10/07/2009

I can see Mr. Brody getting the fuck killed out of him.

But as a macho Predator killer??? Not so much. There are plenty of action stars that could go for the role. As much as I like him, no.
But as a macho Predator killer??? Not so much. There are plenty of action stars that could go for the role. As much as I like him, no.
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2:02PM on 10/07/2009
I'm excited about this, I didn't find AvP all that offensive as it had some nice ideas which were merely hampered by a PG-13 certificate (or a 15 certificate in the UK). I haven't even tried to force myself to watch Requiem and I don't think I ever will so the fact that Rodriguez is even remotely involved is good news to me. I like Adrien Brody, yes he's not exactly an action star but maybe that's the point of his character. The cast seems very interesting and if Michael Jai White is also
I'm excited about this, I didn't find AvP all that offensive as it had some nice ideas which were merely hampered by a PG-13 certificate (or a 15 certificate in the UK). I haven't even tried to force myself to watch Requiem and I don't think I ever will so the fact that Rodriguez is even remotely involved is good news to me. I like Adrien Brody, yes he's not exactly an action star but maybe that's the point of his character. The cast seems very interesting and if Michael Jai White is also involved I'm looking forward to a toe-to-toe scrap with a large Predator in a throwback to Arnie's original weapons free smackdown. I like what I hear and I'm sure it sounds good on paper. Now, it's all about the execution.
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1:56PM on 10/07/2009

Good concept, but

bad casting. Sorry Brody, this isn't for you. Someone call Drama from Entourage!
bad casting. Sorry Brody, this isn't for you. Someone call Drama from Entourage!
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12:55PM on 10/07/2009
I don't think you guys are giving Brody enough credit. He's a great actor, so we'll see how he pulls it off.

As for Topher Grace...well after watching him destroy Venom, I'm quite skeptical to see him in ANYTHING. Great Eric...horrible Venom.
I don't think you guys are giving Brody enough credit. He's a great actor, so we'll see how he pulls it off.

As for Topher Grace...well after watching him destroy Venom, I'm quite skeptical to see him in ANYTHING. Great Eric...horrible Venom.
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12:52PM on 10/07/2009
Its not the 80s anymore, dont have to be built like a giant with no acting talent to kill a creature. Sigourney Weaver did it, because she was fearless and smart.

Maybe you would have prefered to see John Cena in the lead ?
Its not the 80s anymore, dont have to be built like a giant with no acting talent to kill a creature. Sigourney Weaver did it, because she was fearless and smart.

Maybe you would have prefered to see John Cena in the lead ?
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7:16PM on 10/07/2009
Sigourney Weaver at least could manage an agressive look, Brody's face just screams anguisg or peril. Sorry, but the pic above states it well.
Sigourney Weaver at least could manage an agressive look, Brody's face just screams anguisg or peril. Sorry, but the pic above states it well.
10:59AM on 10/07/2009

ugh

If Topher Grace and Adrian Brody are in this movie I'm not going to watch it.
The Pianist is the only good movie Brody has ever been in and he wasn't at all the good part of the movie.
If Topher Grace and Adrian Brody are in this movie I'm not going to watch it.
The Pianist is the only good movie Brody has ever been in and he wasn't at all the good part of the movie.
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9:26AM on 10/07/2009

Seriously?

Yeah, I'm not sure why no one realizes this but ADRIEN BRODY...IS NOT...AN ACTION STAR.
Yeah, I'm not sure why no one realizes this but ADRIEN BRODY...IS NOT...AN ACTION STAR.
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12:48PM on 10/07/2009
and thats why its interesting casting.
and thats why its interesting casting.
7:45AM on 10/07/2009

ugh

is hollywood intentionally letting movies become less bad ass. how have casting directors let topher grace, shia lebouf, and anton yelchin become action stars while vine diesel and the rock have to resort to kids movies???? Arnold, Jessie the Body, and Carl Weathers to Adrien Brody and Topher grace.
is hollywood intentionally letting movies become less bad ass. how have casting directors let topher grace, shia lebouf, and anton yelchin become action stars while vine diesel and the rock have to resort to kids movies???? Arnold, Jessie the Body, and Carl Weathers to Adrien Brody and Topher grace.
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3:39AM on 10/07/2009
So THAT'S who he reminds me of!
So THAT'S who he reminds me of!
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2:47AM on 10/07/2009

Oh no!!!

He was the worst thing in King Kong and now he will ruin Predators with his one whiny emotion. Fingers crossed that the predators take him out first...
He was the worst thing in King Kong and now he will ruin Predators with his one whiny emotion. Fingers crossed that the predators take him out first...
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2:17AM on 10/07/2009

What the fuck happened?

Seriously. I--I just don't want to be a part of this world anymore. A world that thinks a "Steve McQueen Type" and casts Adrien Brody... How did America become so pussified? Arnold to Adrien. Wow.
Seriously. I--I just don't want to be a part of this world anymore. A world that thinks a "Steve McQueen Type" and casts Adrien Brody... How did America become so pussified? Arnold to Adrien. Wow.
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1:02AM on 10/07/2009
This could be awesome!!
This could be awesome!!
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1:01AM on 10/07/2009

Gravitas

Clearly they're approaching this movie in an entirely different fashion than either AvP movie. A big cast, a big production. I'm starting to get psyched.
Clearly they're approaching this movie in an entirely different fashion than either AvP movie. A big cast, a big production. I'm starting to get psyched.
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12:01AM on 10/07/2009
Dilli I give you that about Grace possibly being the serial killer, he does kind of have a Ted Bundy aura around him. Im skeptical of Brody. The rest of the cast sounds awesome. I hope the rumors are true about Michael Jai White being in this he needs to get his dues.
Dilli I give you that about Grace possibly being the serial killer, he does kind of have a Ted Bundy aura around him. Im skeptical of Brody. The rest of the cast sounds awesome. I hope the rumors are true about Michael Jai White being in this he needs to get his dues.
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11:48PM on 10/06/2009
Adrien Brody's a great actor. As for Topher Grace, his character will be an accountant-type whose unassuming facade masks a dangerous serial killer. That sounds like a bad-ass role for Topher to sink his teeth into.
Adrien Brody's a great actor. As for Topher Grace, his character will be an accountant-type whose unassuming facade masks a dangerous serial killer. That sounds like a bad-ass role for Topher to sink his teeth into.
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11:47PM on 10/06/2009

NOW WE'RE COOKIN WITH GAS!!

NICE to know that this thing is REALLY moving forward. Brody is a dick but a great actor. Braga was in the best film of the year last year REDBELT. So this is good. Tommy likey, Tommy want wingy.
NICE to know that this thing is REALLY moving forward. Brody is a dick but a great actor. Braga was in the best film of the year last year REDBELT. So this is good. Tommy likey, Tommy want wingy.
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11:41PM on 10/06/2009
Very interesting casting. Brody and Braga bring just the credibility this project needed for me.
Very interesting casting. Brody and Braga bring just the credibility this project needed for me.
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11:00PM on 10/06/2009
Steve McQueen type? I dont see that in Brody, I dont like him very much in fact he's one of my least favorite actors. I hope this falls through. And Im scratching my head at Topher Grace neither of them belong in a group of badasses
Steve McQueen type? I dont see that in Brody, I dont like him very much in fact he's one of my least favorite actors. I hope this falls through. And Im scratching my head at Topher Grace neither of them belong in a group of badasses
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10:58PM on 10/06/2009

Lovin the "vibe" of this movie so far....

but topher grace is a bitch. He can't act for his life and I'm really disappointed that he is being considered for a role in this movie. By the way I love Brody for taking chances like this in his career. Dude is a badass.
but topher grace is a bitch. He can't act for his life and I'm really disappointed that he is being considered for a role in this movie. By the way I love Brody for taking chances like this in his career. Dude is a badass.
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10:19PM on 10/06/2009
I guess if Brody "signed options for sequels," it's safe to assume he's a possible survivor. As for Topher, I really hope if the casting rumors are true his character dies early and brutally
I guess if Brody "signed options for sequels," it's safe to assume he's a possible survivor. As for Topher, I really hope if the casting rumors are true his character dies early and brutally
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10:44PM on 10/06/2009
Very brutally.
Very brutally.
7:22PM on 10/07/2009
Like seeing him scream like a girl as the Predator's net slices him in Pieces slowwwly...
Like seeing him scream like a girl as the Predator's net slices him in Pieces slowwwly...
9:59PM on 10/06/2009
The story behind Predators is so laughably stupid, I can't believe it's actually getting made.
The story behind Predators is so laughably stupid, I can't believe it's actually getting made.
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9:43PM on 10/06/2009

im digging all the casting so far

but topher grace? i don't think he belongs here unless they kill him off quick. if they do sign him, i hope we're not in store for one of the more obvious bad ass guys to get killed off quick and let the ones you didn't expect survive, you know, "suprise" us a little. im fine with brody, just not that pumped for topher
but topher grace? i don't think he belongs here unless they kill him off quick. if they do sign him, i hope we're not in store for one of the more obvious bad ass guys to get killed off quick and let the ones you didn't expect survive, you know, "suprise" us a little. im fine with brody, just not that pumped for topher
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9:23PM on 10/06/2009
Wait, I thought Robert Rodriguez was directing this.
Wait, I thought Robert Rodriguez was directing this.
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9:45PM on 10/06/2009
Its based on an old screenplay of his, and he is also producing. But he aint directing.
Its based on an old screenplay of his, and he is also producing. But he aint directing.
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