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04.23.2009

Update: Fox has apparently already given PREDATORS a July 7th, 2010 release date.

Robert Rodriguez Prolific jack-of-all-trades filmmaker Robert Rodriguez recently spilled the beans on his upcoming slate at a press conference at his Troublemaker Studios and the folks at the IESB were on hand to gather the scoopage. He told the assembled crowd: "I'm going to be able to shoot my upcoming Machete here, a sci-fi action film called Nervewrackers, a re-boot of the Predator series called Predators, and a couple of smaller movies called Sin City 2 and The Jetsons." Wow, a lot of stuff revealed in a very short statement. First of all, MACHETE is a go, which is awesome. Second, he's still attached to SIN CITY 2 which is double awesome. And third, he's pluralizing his PREDATOR reboot? Is this necessary? One bad ass Predator isn't enough? Let's just hope he gets started on any one of these sometime soon.

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7:08PM on 04/26/2009
The hat is the source of all his power.
The hat is the source of all his power.
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1:22AM on 04/26/2009

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You've got me wrong dude. Did I say he was a BAD filmmaker? Absolutely not. A hack? Nope. But overrated? YES. That being said, I've read the man's book and do appreciate his DIY ethic but other than that...eh. I'm sure his handling of the PREDATOR reboot will be interesting but the fact that they're "re-imagining" a classic fucking film so soon (or at all for that matter) nauseates me.

And not to undermine Rodriguez in any way or sound boastful but to argue your statement I've made short
You've got me wrong dude. Did I say he was a BAD filmmaker? Absolutely not. A hack? Nope. But overrated? YES. That being said, I've read the man's book and do appreciate his DIY ethic but other than that...eh. I'm sure his handling of the PREDATOR reboot will be interesting but the fact that they're "re-imagining" a classic fucking film so soon (or at all for that matter) nauseates me.

And not to undermine Rodriguez in any way or sound boastful but to argue your statement I've made short films that look like they could have cost me more than a couple thousand dollars each and they came out reasonably exceptional, the biggest expense on my budget ended up being lunch for my crew.

And to clarify his budget for "El Mariachi" was $7,000, not $12. You're a big fan, you should know that...
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8:57PM on 04/25/2009
Machete is going to rule, but the Jetsons will probably suck.
Machete is going to rule, but the Jetsons will probably suck.
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1:13PM on 04/25/2009

Machete

really excited about Machete can't wait

i loved Planet Terror so i'm sure all these other movies will be good, well to me at least
really excited about Machete can't wait

i loved Planet Terror so i'm sure all these other movies will be good, well to me at least
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5:20AM on 04/25/2009
WalterKovacs: Overrated? I would LOVE to see you make a movie for 12 grand that looks like it was made for 100 grand. The man is an amazing film maker. Has he done anything ground braking in the last 4 years? No. So what? One grounde breaking film is enough in my book (El mariachi is down right special...)

Dude, people HATE Planet Terror. Plain and simple. If you gotta ask people "Have you seen Planet Terror?" Then you are in trouble. Either you love it or you don't. I Love it. You Love it.
WalterKovacs: Overrated? I would LOVE to see you make a movie for 12 grand that looks like it was made for 100 grand. The man is an amazing film maker. Has he done anything ground braking in the last 4 years? No. So what? One grounde breaking film is enough in my book (El mariachi is down right special...)

Dude, people HATE Planet Terror. Plain and simple. If you gotta ask people "Have you seen Planet Terror?" Then you are in trouble. Either you love it or you don't. I Love it. You Love it. Don't bother trying to stand up for it. It's a lost cause. Some people just don't know a good time even if it bit them in the ass...
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5:13AM on 04/25/2009
Rodriguez is an amazing film maker. He knows how to make a movie look awesome without spending a ton of money. That alone takes skill and talent.

A predator reboot? I am So there. The fact that he is attached to this makes it even better. Sin City 2? Glad he is still on board. A Live action Jetsons? If it were anyone else I'd tune out, but he can pull it off just because of Spy Kids (the first and second are great movies, screw you if you don't see that). Machete? YES PLEASE!!
Rodriguez is an amazing film maker. He knows how to make a movie look awesome without spending a ton of money. That alone takes skill and talent.

A predator reboot? I am So there. The fact that he is attached to this makes it even better. Sin City 2? Glad he is still on board. A Live action Jetsons? If it were anyone else I'd tune out, but he can pull it off just because of Spy Kids (the first and second are great movies, screw you if you don't see that). Machete? YES PLEASE!!
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12:32AM on 04/25/2009
Not only is Rodriguez overrated but now this? Why? Just fucking why?
Not only is Rodriguez overrated but now this? Why? Just fucking why?
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11:22PM on 04/24/2009

Re: Predators..

It would be great if they would just leave this alone. Unless he can bring something new to the table.
It would be great if they would just leave this alone. Unless he can bring something new to the table.
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9:03PM on 04/24/2009

You're one ugly mothafucka

rodriguez in a predator movie... i'm curious.
rodriguez in a predator movie... i'm curious.
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7:53PM on 04/24/2009

FUCKING SWEETNESS

damn, a robert rodriguez predator reboot will be fucking amazing! and its scheduled for next year!!!!! holy shit this is awesome fucking movie news

i need to forget about the avp series as soon as possible
damn, a robert rodriguez predator reboot will be fucking amazing! and its scheduled for next year!!!!! holy shit this is awesome fucking movie news

i need to forget about the avp series as soon as possible
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5:34PM on 04/24/2009

WILL SUCK

I've never really enjoyed Robert Rodriguez's movies. Simply put, they are too cheesy for me. He's like a worse version of Michael Bay.

As for the Predator reboot, I'm all for it, just not under his direction, lol. NOBODY in film can understand why those original sci-fi films such as ALIEN, PREDATOR worked so well, and all of the sequels so far (kind of excluding Predator 2, but not fully) sucked so bad, and just lacked that great flare the firsts' brought. So i'll let everyone in on a
I've never really enjoyed Robert Rodriguez's movies. Simply put, they are too cheesy for me. He's like a worse version of Michael Bay.

As for the Predator reboot, I'm all for it, just not under his direction, lol. NOBODY in film can understand why those original sci-fi films such as ALIEN, PREDATOR worked so well, and all of the sequels so far (kind of excluding Predator 2, but not fully) sucked so bad, and just lacked that great flare the firsts' brought. So i'll let everyone in on a little secret, cause obviously the people getting paid the big bucks can't get it threw their thick skulls. It's all about character development. You need to feel for the characters before they start getting picked off, simply put. In both Alien and Predator, you didn't even know if was really an alien flick till the middle of the film. You NEED to set up personality and emotion in the actors, then have them die, lol.


Rodriguez will fuck it up, watch. I'm putting a 100$ bet on it right now. Takers?
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1:34PM on 04/24/2009

Actually...

@ ActionFan81 it was mentioned in the 2nd one that he died from radiation poisoning which was caused by the explosion. Maybe i said it wrong i didnt mean he died in the first movie, i meant that the explosion from the first one later killed him. Better?
@ ActionFan81 it was mentioned in the 2nd one that he died from radiation poisoning which was caused by the explosion. Maybe i said it wrong i didnt mean he died in the first movie, i meant that the explosion from the first one later killed him. Better?
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11:59AM on 04/24/2009
Can we throw Batman into the Predator movie? Or just make a full length Batman Dead End? I need more of that!
Can we throw Batman into the Predator movie? Or just make a full length Batman Dead End? I need more of that!
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9:13AM on 04/24/2009

Machete?

He's one of the more interesting film makers out there, but Machete seems like a step backwards. I thought he said the point of that 'trailer' was to just show all the best parts? Now they're gonna just add in all the other crap around it and release it as a whole movie? Why bother? It could be good, but it'll be hard to top that trailer... Predators= Who Cares. Sin City 2 should have already been made, not sure why it's taken so long. Lots of possibilities as far as Jetsons, especially the way
He's one of the more interesting film makers out there, but Machete seems like a step backwards. I thought he said the point of that 'trailer' was to just show all the best parts? Now they're gonna just add in all the other crap around it and release it as a whole movie? Why bother? It could be good, but it'll be hard to top that trailer... Predators= Who Cares. Sin City 2 should have already been made, not sure why it's taken so long. Lots of possibilities as far as Jetsons, especially the way he shoots. And: If Rose wants the hat off, the hat's off.
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8:11AM on 04/24/2009
'The Predators' would be an awesome sitcom. A bit like Joey, but with spinal columns getting ripped out.
'The Predators' would be an awesome sitcom. A bit like Joey, but with spinal columns getting ripped out.
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4:44AM on 04/24/2009

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3:31AM on 04/24/2009
@ Goldenarmz

If I can remember CORRECTLY, I don't think Arnold was killed in an explosion in the first movie!

As for the Jetsons I'm not comfortable with Rodriguez directing, in fact, The Jetsons should left alone..... Oh what the heck, its gonna happen anyway! The reason is that if its going to be like what he did with Spy Kids franchise (assuming its live-action)where 90% of the movie was filmed with green/blue screens, I ain't watching! In short he should make it a 3D animated cartoon
@ Goldenarmz

If I can remember CORRECTLY, I don't think Arnold was killed in an explosion in the first movie!

As for the Jetsons I'm not comfortable with Rodriguez directing, in fact, The Jetsons should left alone..... Oh what the heck, its gonna happen anyway! The reason is that if its going to be like what he did with Spy Kids franchise (assuming its live-action)where 90% of the movie was filmed with green/blue screens, I ain't watching! In short he should make it a 3D animated cartoon or 2D with 3D-FX.

However I'm cool with Sin City 2, just want to see how he's going to pull it off because after the first one I felt a sequel wasn't needed.

As for Predator I don't think we need a reboot just another sequel that completely ignores the AVP bullshit and I would suggest its should be set in a post-apocalyptic future, MadMax style with a lot of guns. Maybe throw in the terminator as a joke, LOL! OOPs, hope I haven't given any ideas about a possible Predator Vs Terminator mash-up to some greedy exec reading this post! But then again, the Predator in the comics did fight with Batman, so I guess.......
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2:40AM on 04/24/2009

The Jetsons is the most interesting of the bunch

For some reason, I always wanted to see a live action Jetsons movie. I'm excited it will happen, but Rodriguez at the hailm? Bizarre, but, hopefully, good.
For some reason, I always wanted to see a live action Jetsons movie. I'm excited it will happen, but Rodriguez at the hailm? Bizarre, but, hopefully, good.
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1:45AM on 04/24/2009

Predators

You know what would be cool...a Predator movie that doesn't involve humans at all. They are from someplace and have visited many planets and met and killed many creatures that would be a lot more interesting than another battle with the U.S. Military. How about something original for a change. Maybe Charlie Kaufman could write it. Laugh all you want(I am) but it just might work
You know what would be cool...a Predator movie that doesn't involve humans at all. They are from someplace and have visited many planets and met and killed many creatures that would be a lot more interesting than another battle with the U.S. Military. How about something original for a change. Maybe Charlie Kaufman could write it. Laugh all you want(I am) but it just might work
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1:40AM on 04/24/2009

hey

robert, back the fuck off of Predator and just make Sin City 2 and Machete.
robert, back the fuck off of Predator and just make Sin City 2 and Machete.
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12:37AM on 04/24/2009

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Predator wiped out Arnolds entire TEAM and later ended up killing Arnold from the explosion. And were suppose to believe a team can withstand MORE than 1 Predator? Come on.
Predator wiped out Arnolds entire TEAM and later ended up killing Arnold from the explosion. And were suppose to believe a team can withstand MORE than 1 Predator? Come on.
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11:56PM on 04/23/2009

Wow...

"They just fucked with the wrong mexican!" Once upon a time a guy named Quentin Tarantino was high on my list of favorite directors. Cliche' I know, but nonetheless it was true. Then came Death Proof, with all its not-so-witty endless chick banter and about 4 minutes of gore. Weak. Yet it was because of Death Proof that I found a new number one. Rodriguez's Planet Terror was a fun movie to watch and after leaving Grindhouse I had a new favorite. Of course I had known of him before from El
"They just fucked with the wrong mexican!" Once upon a time a guy named Quentin Tarantino was high on my list of favorite directors. Cliche' I know, but nonetheless it was true. Then came Death Proof, with all its not-so-witty endless chick banter and about 4 minutes of gore. Weak. Yet it was because of Death Proof that I found a new number one. Rodriguez's Planet Terror was a fun movie to watch and after leaving Grindhouse I had a new favorite. Of course I had known of him before from El Mariachi and From Dusk til Dawn, Spy Kids ect. ect. Rodriguez will kill on all of these movies. Hes versatile enough to do The Jetsons (though it will be aimed towards kids) and knows action and gore enough to do a Predator reboot. I believe I heard Sin City 2 was a prequel so lets hope Rodriguez can get Rourke to reprise Marv. With all the shit spewing from Hollywood these days, this is great news!
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11:36PM on 04/23/2009
Wow, all of that sounds great (even Jetsons, if anybody can make it work its him). Although Machete will be cool, I really can't imagine it finding much of an audience, but I hope I'm wrong.
Wow, all of that sounds great (even Jetsons, if anybody can make it work its him). Although Machete will be cool, I really can't imagine it finding much of an audience, but I hope I'm wrong.
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11:34PM on 04/23/2009
The Jetsons? WHAT THE FUCK....
wait....it could be cool.
What a goddamn surprise, Sin2 is second from last on his todo list
The Jetsons? WHAT THE FUCK....
wait....it could be cool.
What a goddamn surprise, Sin2 is second from last on his todo list
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11:29PM on 04/23/2009
Well, the SIN CITY 2 news alone made my day. Everything else sounds pretty damn good too. Except for THE JETSONS, only because I've never been into The Jetsons at all. Looking forward to MACHETE and to see what he does with PREDATOR. I had heard a while back that he wrote a PREDATOR 3 script which featured both Schwarzenegger's and Danny Glover's characters. Whether that's true or not, I can't say, but I wouldn't put it past Rodriguez for drumming up something awesome like it.

Nothing
Well, the SIN CITY 2 news alone made my day. Everything else sounds pretty damn good too. Except for THE JETSONS, only because I've never been into The Jetsons at all. Looking forward to MACHETE and to see what he does with PREDATOR. I had heard a while back that he wrote a PREDATOR 3 script which featured both Schwarzenegger's and Danny Glover's characters. Whether that's true or not, I can't say, but I wouldn't put it past Rodriguez for drumming up something awesome like it.

Nothing good since SIN CITY? Yeah, check out PLANET TERROR (the GOOD half of GRINDHOUSE). Other than that, he really hasn't done much lately. Rodriguez is one of my favorite filmmakers; I love his "Do it yourself" style. Glad to see him getting back to work!
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11:03PM on 04/23/2009

meh

That's not a hat. That's the upper half of his head. Remove that, and his brain is revealed.

Anyway, I don't really give a shit about any of this crap.
That's not a hat. That's the upper half of his head. Remove that, and his brain is revealed.

Anyway, I don't really give a shit about any of this crap.
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10:04PM on 04/23/2009
Muta, did you happen to see Planet Terror? It was awesome.

This sounds great, particularly Sin City 2. Will wait and see with Predators, although I have faith in Rodriguez. Machete could be extremely awesome. Although half of what made it classic was the voiceover, so who knows.
Muta, did you happen to see Planet Terror? It was awesome.

This sounds great, particularly Sin City 2. Will wait and see with Predators, although I have faith in Rodriguez. Machete could be extremely awesome. Although half of what made it classic was the voiceover, so who knows.
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9:44PM on 04/23/2009
He hasn't done anything interesting since Sin City so it's no surprise he'd hit the well again.

As for PredatorS..can't see it. McTiernan's not locked up, right? Get him back in there. Besides, I remember hearing about the Predators script years ago and I heard it was terrible. Marines on the Predators home planet or something. Like that other movie with the S.
He hasn't done anything interesting since Sin City so it's no surprise he'd hit the well again.

As for PredatorS..can't see it. McTiernan's not locked up, right? Get him back in there. Besides, I remember hearing about the Predators script years ago and I heard it was terrible. Marines on the Predators home planet or something. Like that other movie with the S.
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9:44PM on 04/23/2009
I believe, good sirs, that I just shit myself.
I believe, good sirs, that I just shit myself.
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9:10PM on 04/23/2009
He wear the hat as much as he wants, as long he keeps making awesome movies.
He wear the hat as much as he wants, as long he keeps making awesome movies.
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9:04PM on 04/23/2009

juanca rules..!!

well hello there people.
well hello there people.
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8:53PM on 04/23/2009
Rodriguez friggin rules.
Rodriguez friggin rules.
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8:37PM on 04/23/2009

wow

That is a hell of a lineup. I'm frackin stoked.
That is a hell of a lineup. I'm frackin stoked.
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