Could it be true that the man who brought us such sci-fi/ horror films as Doomsday and The Descent is taking on Predators? Predators is the reboot of the 1980′s franchise that featured Arnold Schwarzenegger and every other athlete turned actor during that decade. I’m sure I’m not the only one who thought that Robert Rodriguez would be directing the updated version, but he’s not and it appears that Neil Marshall is.
According to BloodyDisgusting, Neil Marshall is in talks to direct Predators with Rodriguez on board as producer. Even though he’s been praised for his work on such films as Dog Soldiers, which I think is a great pre-req for Predators, I never got into Doomsday. Maybe it just wasn’t my cup of tea. I’m sure he can reproduce the gritty and swarmy look of the original Predator films, I’m just worried about the script.
I think Marshall is a good and logical choice for this type of movie. He’s tackled horror, sci-fi, and remakes all in one swoop so this should be a cake walk for him. For now we have to just sit back and wait for the official announcement of his attachment to be released.
What do you think of Neil Marshall directing Predators?