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Nimrod Antal Confirmed for PREDATORS

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Nimrod Antal Confirmed for PREDATORS

Nimrod Antal | "Predators" director Nimrod Antal will direct the forthcoming “Predators” movie for producer Robert Rodriguez through his Troublemaker Studios. Rodriguez had pencilled in a fairly strong shortlist of directors that included Neil Marshall (The Descent), but Nimrod Antal (Vacancy, Armored) ultimately won out. Rodriguez told Ain’t It Cool:
On a personal level I found him to be an outstanding presence, a great communicator full of ideas, and upon meeting him you can immediately understand how he is able to wrangle cast and crew and get the best out of everyone.” We really want to go with a character driven action movie, because that’s what we all remember about the original ‘Predator,’ and we want to take it even further with this.
Regarding why Rodriguez chose not to helm the film himself, he said:
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.
Rodriguez also said that production will take place in Austin-Texas at Troublemaker Studios, taking advantage of the state’s incentive program. He didn’t wanna reveal too much of the story, for instance he says:
We’re still writing. But it still involves 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. As to how this movie will be viewed, one of the guys at Fox told me “No one is ever going to talk about AVP again after this film, I will stake my life on it. Failure is not an option.
“Predators” is scheduled for a July 7th, 2010 release.
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