adrien brody cast in predators

What in the Oscar winning hell is going on here? I love Robert Rodriguez, but I would have never thought in a million years that he could get Adrien Brody to do a Predator movie. According to THR, the actor has signed on for the lead role in Predators, which will be produced by Rodriguez and directed by Nimrod Antal. Brody will also be joined by several other name supporting cast members, including a That ’70′s Show alum.

In Predators, Brody will star as a heroic mercenary who battles alien hunters. He will be joined by Danny Trejo (no surprise there), Alice Braga, Walt Goggins, Oleg Taktarov, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, and Louiz Ozawa. If this cast wasn’t already questionable enough, Topher Grace is also in negotiations to star as an accountant-type whose unassuming facade masks a dangerous serial killer.

Braga is the tough female killer. Ali is a man not afraid to die, Goggins is the loose canon of the group and Taktarov is a former Russian special ops agent, and Trejo is Cuchillo, a hardened warrior with twin uzis strapped to his back. What is going on here? Is Rodriguez trying to take this sci-fi series back to its scary roots? Predator was once a legitimate horror thriller that unfortunately mutated into a campy franchise, but I feel like their trying to bring back its legitimacy. This is a good sign!

What do you think of the cast of Predators?