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Thursday, 4 June 2009

Arnie may be in Predators

I'm a big fan of the Predator and Predator 2. I love the whole concept and they are just great action movies. The news that Robert Rodriguez was going to reboot the franchise with Predators made me a little excited.

Now, this news from Moviehole makes me even more interested in the proceedings. Their source is anonymous but it does sound feasible.
“Robert’s camp has just reached out to Arnie’s [camp]”, we were informed. “But they haven’t had a response yet”.

“They’ve written a role for him” a second source later told us via email. ‘’Rodriguez is as against the idea of a straight-up remake as much as anyone – which is why they’re considering this an official sequel to John McTiernan’s film. Like Terminator, they know Schwarzenegger’s a vital ingredient of the franchise. Ideally, Arnold will see it that way too. Ball is in his court now”.

Schwarzenegger would reprise his role as Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer, the canon-armed Special Forces leader who took on the Predator in the first film

Dutch won’t be the main character in the film, but he will play a part (again, if Schwarzenegger agrees) in the film.

“The script is terrific... I hear. It’s partly the old Predators script Rodriguez did, but mostly new stuff by [Alex] Litvak. And it’s violent – like the original. Everybody here at [name removed] has pointed out how much better it is than [Paul W.S] Anderson’s abomination. Doesn't sound like there's any reason to worry”.
Sounds good doesn't it and having Dutch cameo in the new film will tie it in to the Predator Mythos set up by the first two films. I just hope Arnold takes them up on the offer. The fact they are not doing a straight remake is also brilliant news.

Predators, produced by Rodriguez, will hit theatres July 2010.

How do you feel about Arnie reprising his original role in the new film?

Discuss in the forum or leave a comment below.



anotherzen said...

best news iv heard in a long time :)

Pat said...

this looks like the new thing in hollywood. instead of makking a remake which will annoy too many fans, they make sequels or prequels (to pretend) "to stay more true to the original".

doubt arnie will want to be in this as well. i guess max what he ll allow was the digital version of himself in terminator.

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