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Jane Austen Heroines To Meet Bloodthirsty Extraterrestrials In PRIDE AND PREDATOR!!

I am – Hercules!!
Elton John’s Rocket Pictures is mounting “Pride and Predator,” about 18th century English people who find their flirtations and courtships interrupted by an invasion of monsters from outer space. The project is co-written and directed by Will Clark, who directed a short I knew nothing of titled “The Amazing Trousers”: I can't say I find the "Trousers" trailer Grindhouse-worthy, but I confess I find the "Pride and Predator" concept inspired. Find all of Variety’s story on the matter here.

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  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:36 p.m. CST

    My first reaction is:

    by TheMarineBiologist

    AAAAWWWEEESSSOOOOOME.<p> My second reaction is: this is probably gonna suck.

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Elton john????

    by abetyler

    like the piano gay guy? Producing some flick with monsters, cool.

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Does this have anything to do with "Pride and Prejudice and Zomb

    by Dapper Swindler

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Ripping off Pride and Prejudice and Zombies?

    by hegele

    or is it the other way around?

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:45 p.m. CST

    5th

    by suspect999

    What thaa fuck are YOU??

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Elton John and Rockets?

    by TheMarineBiologist

    Does he have a thing for phallic symbols? Does he have a thing for phallic things?<p> To keep with the theme of the past few days: the Magic 8 Ball reads signs point to yes.

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Sounds like a Torchwood episode.

    by Aloy

    Not saying I'm adverse to such an ungodly marriage.....who knows....will it be tongue in cheek?

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Rocket

    by Friendo

    Elton John has operated his own music label called Rocket Records since the early 70s. This is the first I've heard of Rocket Films. The project sounds cool. He's got all the money in the world... glad to see him putting it to creative/inspired work.

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST

    OMG

    by macheesmo3

    This sounds so ridiculously retarded as to be inbearably fun , or dadburn awful. Methinks the latter.

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST

    wait...mandibles and everything??!?!?!

    by mattforce7

    If this is true...it better not involve anyone from either of the AVP movies, and that goes for DP's too

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 11:19 p.m. CST

    The self-indulgent tripe award goes to... :)

    by BlindOgre

    The less than impressive pants. :)

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Like Predator as in "Predator?"

    by JediRob

    Cause....wtf! Not like a fake fan film trailer?

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST

    LOL

    by Sir Loin

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST

    seriously?

    by yodaismyhomie

    Yeah...it's inspired by a literary classic and a sci-fi classic...that doesn't mean it's good

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 11:28 p.m. CST

    so if i make a shitty short

    by kgerm

    I can direct a major Hollywood picture aswell? FINALLY!!!!

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 11:32 p.m. CST

    At the end of Predator 2.....

    by F-18

    ...the Predator handed Danny Glover a pistol that had a name and a 1700's date engraved on it, showing that they had been hunting humans for centuries.

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 11:32 p.m. CST

    "Pride and Copywrite Infringement"

    by George Newman

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 11:33 p.m. CST

    pride and (sexual) predator....

    by gringostar

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Best. Movie. Ever!

    by ILoveEwksAndJJar

    Ohmyg​odohm​ygodo​hmygo​dohmy​god!​ I need to see this.​.​.​ now!​!​!​

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Inspired Premise.

    by Steve Young

    ...but only if it's well-done. I just hate when an inspired premise is the beginning and end of entertainment. But damn, reading Herc's description made me laugh out loud.

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST

    This Can't Be Real

    by DOGSOUP

    Elton John makes movies?!

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Can you see the balls on that movie?

    by Harold The Great

    I love when they build a movie around a funny title.

  • Bummer. Although I admit I'd happily watch/read both...

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Wait

    by tk 421

    Are they talking about THE Predator or just a predator? I'm confused but mildly interested. Would still rather see Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Pride & Prejudice is public domain

    by blindambition238

    So anyone can feel free to butcher it as they please.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST

    With a $150 million budget, a NC-17 rating and Megan Fox...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...this will be a super hit.<p>Without these things, it will suck.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Copywrite. That's funny.

    by WYLD STALLYNS RULES

    I think it's more likely a possible trademarque issue, though - Austen may be in the public domane by now.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Fox will sue Predator belongs to them

    by theplant

    Elton John is fucked

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Couldn't be worse than the AVP movies.

    by otm shank

    Fuck it! Now that they have burned down two great franchises might as well piss on the ashes.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 12:54 a.m. CST

    I Can Almost Imagine It Now

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    MR DARCY: "I love you. Most ardently. Please do me the honor of accepting my hand."<p>(PREDATOR HIDING IN NEARBY TREE BLOWS OFF HIS OUTSTRETCHED HAND)</p>ELIZABETH: "Sir! You appear to have lost your hand!"<p>MR DARCY: "Indeed! I have lost my hand and also my reputation!"<p>(DARCY turns to shake remaining fist at tree.)

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Jesus christ enough with the zombies...

    by Davidia

    So sick of this shit. Zombies aren't cool to begin with, and I'm fucking sick of all this referential comedy and horror about them, same thing with Ninjas. Find another joke to pound into the ground for a decade.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 1:06 a.m. CST

    And coming soon..Transmorphers 2.. Return of the Shartin'

    by SomaShine

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 1:10 a.m. CST

    This is quite possibly the best title in the history of movies

    by bullet3

    I was laughing for a good minute after reading that, thanks. You know this wouldn't make a half-bad predator movie. The hero would have to take down the predator with a duel to the death with a sword.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST

    PREDATOR VS CORSET

    by Mullah Omar

    Make this happen. <br> <br> I agree with everyone else who thinks this is a great idea. However, I can't see this being too sporting for the Predator. Maybe they can challenge him to a waltz-off to the death.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 1:50 a.m. CST

    I am mr monkey...

    by macheesmo3

    are you one of the screenwriters? Cause that was perfect! I think they should cast Daniel Day Lewis as the sniveling uptight upperclass weasel!( with a heart of gold)

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 2:06 a.m. CST

    If it's the PREDATOR then this is the greatest idea ever

    by most excellent ninja

    If it's the Arnold Predator, seriously this is the greatest title and idea ever "Pride and Predator". Cast Bill Duke as a 17th Century badass. MAAAAAAASSSSTEERRRRRRR!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Predator does rule all. good thing i didnt watch those shitty AV

    by BMacSmith

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 2:59 a.m. CST

    Garbage

    by kwisatzhaderach

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 3:01 a.m. CST

    Do the "REAL Predator" Predator alien then we got a movie!!

    by TallBoy66

    I'll probably watch it either way, but if it's THE Predator from 20th Century Fox, that's gold.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 3:16 a.m. CST

    The trousers!

    by Talkbacker with no name

    hahaha

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST

    It's CopyRIGHT you morons

    by quantize

    As in, the RIGHT to own your ideas...

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 3:23 a.m. CST

    ..and if it was a pun...it sucks even worse

    by quantize

    ...

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 3:28 a.m. CST

    Make this happen.

    by Harold The Great

    Best way to continue the Predator series. Serious sci-fi horror, but to goofy fucking backgrounds. Best title ever. Mr. Darcy fighting a predator... fucking inspired. I can't get over it.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 3:53 a.m. CST

    the sequel should be

    by kafka07

    Pride and Predator Vs Aliens HAR HAR HAR HAR

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 4 a.m. CST

    shit... I'm gonna hafta see this.

    by ironic_name

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 4:13 a.m. CST

    Jane Austen's Pride and PREDATOR

    by most excellent ninja

    starring a rag tag team of Edwardian badasses.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 4:16 a.m. CST

    Epic battle on a large war boat

    by mattforce7

    EPIC...this movie could rule so much!!

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 4:21 a.m. CST

    Jane Austen meets Kiler Aliens sounds like a great plan to me.

    by a goonie

    It's completely bonkers, but it sounds right up my alley.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 4:34 a.m. CST

    They won't do it...

    by tomdolan04

    but if Fox greenlit this as using THE Predator and it the 'Pride' part was a completely serious period piece until the Predator showed up...this would give them a pass for any future release in my book. COMIC EPIC FUCKING GOLD. <p> Night - with soft opera playing in the bacground "Oh Mr Darcy, you seem to have three red dots upon your brow" <p> At this point the Predator franchise has no credibility anyway, so I'd rather see it go through this route. Lets face it we're not going to get a decent Predator 3 at this point so why the hell not descend into full blown pastiche

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 4:35 a.m. CST

    Three Men and a Little Predator to follow

    by tomdolan04

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 4:35 a.m. CST

    Titanic Vs. Predator

    by tomdolan04

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 4:36 a.m. CST

    Carry On Predator

    by tomdolan04

    "ooh matron" (BRAZZZZ BOOOM 'Head Explodes')

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 4:39 a.m. CST

    If as the poster above mentioned

    by tomdolan04

    if this film ever got made and at the end Mr Darcy handed over the pistol to a Predator that in turn gets handed to Danny Glover at the end of Predator 2...that may well be the most inspired crossover move ever.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 4:48 a.m. CST

    GET TO DAAA COACH AND HORRSES

    by tomdolan04

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 5 a.m. CST

    Kramer vs Predator is the original one

    by most excellent ninja

    I died laughing when that was in Family Guy. just the pause after Hoffman says "you can't have him" and then Predator just shoots him with his shoulder cannon. And the fact Predator is sitting comfortably at a table in a nice restaurant.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 5 a.m. CST

    tomdolan04 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    by most excellent ninja

    that is the greatest post in aicn history.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 5:08 a.m. CST

    did a robot come up with this?

    by Potatino

    mix something girly and popular with something manly and popular...oh i'm bored already!!!

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 5:23 a.m. CST

    PREDATOR ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

    by palimpsest

    THE PREDATOR WHO WOULD BE KING, DEAD PREDATORS DON'T WEAR PLAID, BROADWAY DANNY PREDATOR, THE PREDATOR AND THE GEISHA, JAMES AND THE GIANT PREDATOR, PREDATOR OVER THE RIVER KWAI, CITIZEN PRED - you get the idea; they'll be knocking these things out for decades

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 5:39 a.m. CST

    Ruuuuuuun!!! Ghetto da choppaa!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Arnie forever!

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 5:42 a.m. CST

    most excellent ninja

    by Dingbatty

    "Edwardian" period is a century after the "Regency" period in which Jane Austen novels were written / inhabit.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 5:44 a.m. CST

    Colin Firth as Darcy comes out of the lake

    by Dingbatty

    dripping, and then proceeds to camouflage himself by rolling in the mud to hide from the Predator. Something for everyone -- the perfect chick flick that guys won't have to suffer through.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 5:48 a.m. CST

    She packed my bags last night..... Pre-flight.

    by ricarleite

    Zero hours. Nine AM...... And I'm gonna be... HIGH! As a kite...

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 5:51 a.m. CST

    Though Austen's anti-sentimentalism

    by Dingbatty

    genre is contiguous with Gothic Romance, so these sorts of characters in this setting dealing with monsters is nothing new.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 5:59 a.m. CST

    man, give palimimpset a movie contract!

    by Potatino

    citizen pred... gold!

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 6:06 a.m. CST

    SE7EN AND SENSIBILITY

    by KnightShift

    C'mon, you know you want to see THAT one...

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 6:23 a.m. CST

    'Unhand me, you cad!'

    by scottishnutjob

    Best talkback ever. Brilliant stuff all round, I'm sold and I want to see this already.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 6:24 a.m. CST

    Yes, this concept could be done wrong. You could

    by CreasyBear

    say that about any idea for a movie. But damn, think if they get this right. This could be awesomely stupid.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Folks, there is NO Predator in this film. It's Elton John's.

    by ricarleite

    BUT! A 1700s Predator being a prequel to Predator 2 in a way... GENIUS! Too bad we TBs can't have our OWN studio to greenlight this sort of shit.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 6:38 a.m. CST

    What a terrible group of slack jawed homosexuals

    by most excellent ninja

    this right thing I hold in my hand will make you quite the sexual animal of large stature. Well I tried.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 6:47 a.m. CST

    SPOILER!!!

    by Varakor

    At the end, Chris Hansen comes out and says "Why don't you take a seat. take a seat right there. Hands off the laser. What are you doing here? You're gonna deny you didn't know she was 14?"

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Quothe I to my betrothed...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...'Zounds, you possess a cavernous quim, zounds you possess a cavernous quim.' <p> To which she replied, 'you needn't state it twice, sir.' <p> 'But I did not, madame.' <p> For you see, it was cavernous... and... well, the echo and acoustics and such...

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 7:09 a.m. CST

    i'm for the zombie one

    by red_weed

    because this predator one will probably get made and then just under a month from the release date fox will sue and demand their share of the profit. they have been known to do that. That and that zombie one was totally first.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 7:30 a.m. CST

    How long until Fox sues?

    by NinjaRap

    ...will they wait until the movie's two months away from release again?

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Ha ha

    by Genre_Baby

    I see this for a dollar (grindhouse pricing ;))

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 7:36 a.m. CST

    After watching that...

    by YesterdaysHero

    That's 1:07 I'll never get back.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Will there be PREGNANT WOMAN MOUTH RAPE?

    by turketron

    Like in AVP:R? That Predalien puts Peter North to shame! Sign him up for Big Mouthfuls...

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Pride & Prejiduce & Zombies was first.

    by Diagnostic

    Honestly, why not just add preditors to captain Ahab's crew to go after moby dick?<BR><BR> Or add zombies to the sinking of the titanic? "They saved all of us!"<BR> L-A-M-E

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Didn't south park do this first anyway?

    by Diagnostic

    ?

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Martin Scorsese's The Age of Predator.

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 7:47 a.m. CST

    fifty bucks they'll try to cram in some steampunk

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    ..at least to the extent that in the final showdown they try to cobble together some newfangled steam-powered weaponry, gadgety, or vehicles to combat the menace. It's what the kids want these days! <P> Oh, BTW, tomdolan04 wins for best comment in this thread.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 8:10 a.m. CST

    I think the word "trousers" is just...

    by Mistahtibbs

    ...fundamentally funny.</p> <p>There's just something about saying the word "trousers" that makes me giggle like a 12-year old boy looking at his first playboy centerfold.</p> <p>MT</p> <p>TROUSERS!</p>

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Watchmen - "a staggering failure"

    by kwisatzhaderach

    From Hollywood Elsewhere: "I've seen Watchmen," he began. "And speaking as a huge admirer and devotee of the graphic novel, the film is a staggering failure. On the plus side, you've got a pretty literal adaptation of the source material. It is at times a meticulous and gorgeous recreation of Alan Moore's original work. Unfortunately it's an empty, inert, meandering and, yes, boring 2 hours and 45 minutes. <p> "Oh, and it's horribly acted throughout. Truly. Malin Akerman (i.e., Silk Spectre II) confirms whatever fears you may have initially felt after The Heartbreak Kid and 27 Dresses. Carla Gugino (the other Silk Spectre) just looks silly. Patrick Wilson (Nite Owl II) is his usual blah self. Only Jackie Earle Haley's Rorschach and Billy Crudup's Dr. Manhattan register at all. <p> "Sadly even the presumed up-and-comer Matthew Goode plays Ozymandias, the world's smartest man, as an arch and slightly bored Bond villain. I had high hopes after being wowed by him in The Lookout, but he's bungled this great opportunity. (It's clear in retrospect the part should have gone to a real star. Say what you will but Tom Cruise would have been perfect.) <p> "I say all of the above as a person who was very much into the 20 minutes they screened for all of us months ago. Sorry to confirm our worst fears but those scenes in fact remain the best and among the few that work on any level.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 8:12 a.m. CST

    and...

    by kwisatzhaderach

    "Watchmen is just not much of a movie. It has no narrative pull and no characters to invest in. It uses rotely shoehorned-in action scenes, and has a sheen that doesn't befit the dark material. <p> "So much for the visionary vistas of Zack Snyder. Oh, what Paul Greengrass could have done! <p> "And to reduce it all to dollars and sense, I'll be shocked if this one plays to a wide audience after an admittedly huge weekend. Watchmen fans are in for a rude awakening."

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 8:18 a.m. CST

    tomdolan04...you magnificent BASTARD!

    by Mistahtibbs

    <p>"Get to daaa coach and horses."</p> <p>You, sir, just made me wet my pants.<p/> <p>MT</p>

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 8:43 a.m. CST

    "A Room with a View to a Kill"

    by Mifune73

    A Michael Bay Production Starring: Helena Bonham Carter Ray Park Kenneth Branagh and Cynthia Rothrock

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 8:51 a.m. CST

    http://tinyurl.com/cwhwfx

    by ironic_name

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Something Like The Darkhorse Comic

    by zinc_chameleon

    Where the Predators land in Mexico City during the Spanish conquest, about 1500. Two incredibly violent cultures hardly even notice the Preds at first. PWA stole the idea for 'AVP', except he used Incas.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST

    kwisatzhaderach

    by most excellent ninja

    Hmmm I kind of expect the movie to play out like this, however, it's Hollywood Elsewhere. The dude is one of the dumbest fucks on the internet.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 9 a.m. CST

    PRIDE & REMO WILLIAMS

    by DeweyOxburger

    Money in the bank.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    LOL Ironic name

    by tomdolan04

    If this did ever get through the legal nightmare, the best thing they could do is not play this for laughs. <p> Don't call it Pride and Predator either, just name the sucker Pride and Prejudice. Play it nice and conventional with the typical pouty corset types front and centre on the promo and advertising. Watch the girlfriends drag their boyfriends out in force for opening night. <p> Play it straight for the first act and then let the bad-assery begin...

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    "The Remains of the Piano"

    by Anna Valerious

    I hope this does moderately well so that Eric Idle can resurrect this parody he was planning to make a few years ago. I want to see Will Kemp as Leonard Bastard, dammit!

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 9:21 a.m. CST

    "The Age of Aliens"

    by JediRob

    It never ends!

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 9:22 a.m. CST

    What the fuck does "GRINDHOUSE WORTHY" mean?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    God I'll never forgive Rodriguez and Tarantino for putting that fucking term in every douche bags mouth and making them think they sound cool by spouting it at inappropriate times. Fucking cunts.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 9:22 a.m. CST

    What about Pride and Prejudice with zombies?

    by D.Vader

    I hear about that awhile ago. Is this a project that heard of the other and decided to beat them to the punch by putting P&P in another ridiculous scifi/horror angle? <p> Since I heard of P&P with zombies first, I'm rooting for that one. This P&Predator project just sounds like a ripoff at this point.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 9:41 a.m. CST

    This movie cries out for a cameo by

    by InActionMan

    Chris Hanson of NBCs "To Catch a Predator" <P> Hanson: "Hello There" <P> Predator: "Grrrgle, Snarl" <P> Hanson: "Have a seat right over there please." <P> Predator: "Roooarrr" SITS DOWN. <P> Hanson: "We found condoms, Rope, a six pack of Mike's Hard Lemonade and exploding laser darts in the trunk of your spaceship. What do you have to say for yourself?" <P> Predator: SILENCE <P> TWO English Bobbies and a guy with hand cranked old timey camera come out from around corner. <P> Predator: TURNS ON CAMOUFLAGE GENERATOR AND DISAPPEARS.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST

    "Oh, what Paul Greengrass could have done!"

    by SpyGuy

    Well, with Greengrass, half the movie would be shaky-cam and you'd be regurgitating popcorn and Skittles onto the people seated in front of you by the time Dr. Manhattan leaves for Mars.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES

    by fractureJonze

    ...is a book that I first heard about a week or two ago. It hasn't come out yet, though. What's going on here?

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Opening line

    by palimpsest

    It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of time to bleed.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    SpyGuy

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Hmmm, yeah. Who would want a film from the director of Bloody Sunday, The Bourne Supremacy and United 93 when we can have a film from the director of Dawn of the Dead remake and 300?

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    "Elton John?!" "That's my name. Well, not really."

    by Darkman

    And this sounds loony, but (assuming it's real) could be fun.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Kwisatzhaderach: At least I can watch Snyder's films

    by SpyGuy

    No, 300 isn't the calibre of UNITED 93, but at least I made it all the way through 300 without getting nauseous, which is more than I can say for UNITED 93 and THE BOURNE SUPREMACY. <p>When Greengrass ditches the handheld "realism" bullshit for filmmaking that actually allows you to concentrate on what's going on without requiring motion sickness medication, then I'll be more than happy to go to his movies. Not before.</p>

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Nice idea.

    by veritasses

    I just hope they can pull it off.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Bridge On The River Cry Like A Bitch

    by skimn

    ..thats the first that came to mind..

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Inaction Man: It's been done

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    The "To Catch a Predator" with the actual PREDATOR being surprised by Chris Hanson.... Robot Chicken did it a while back.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Sounds pretty cool, if you ask me.

    by dr sauch

    They shouldn't have leaked it though. Imagine seeing a trailer that starts as anot Keira Knightly snooze-fest corset film, and then all of a sudden a fucking alien monster starts attacking. That would have been sweet.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST

    kwisatzhaderach

    by HoboCode

    I was with that reviewer unti lhe said Oz should be played by Tom Cruise. Kind of lost credibility there.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Shades of "Snakes on a Plane"

    by Vlad the Inhaler

    Terrifically funny high-concept title, in search of a reasonably sustainable plot/story. And I thought "Jane Austen's 'Mafia!'" was a cute idea at the time...

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Kurt

    by HoboCode

    Yuo got a completely different feel for Ozzy fro mthe comic than I did. He wasn't some musclebound jagoff in the comic. Didn't Ozzy use some kind of "mind over matter" mcguffin to explain his superstrength in the comic.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Mr. Collins!

    by ltgalloway

    Haha, same actor from the BBC Pride and Predjudice. I hope he makes it in the new movie so he can compliment the alien invaders on a great conquering.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST

    PRIDE AND EXTREME PREJUDICE

    by palimpsest

    "You get to wear the white suit now, Mr Darcy..."

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    DUNGAREES AND DRAGONS

    by ArcadianDS

    "Sir! The firedrakes are approaching!!!!"<p> "get my BROWN pants..."

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST

    THE HUNT FOR PRED OCTOBER

    by palimpsest

    Wherein a Pred attempts to defect to Earth on the anniversary of his wife's death. "The average Predator, son, don't take a dump without a plan." Etc...

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Is there some confirmation

    by Harold The Great

    if it's THE PREDATOR or not?

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Prêdator-à-Porter

    by HoboCode

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST

    "Waaaaattt thuh helllll arrrrr yyooooo?"

    by Dollar Bird

    My first thought when I read the article was "That's dumb." But if it's a comedy, that could be fun. And a steampunk alien invasion movie could be fun, too. But if they're trying to really meld Jane Austin with the Predator, well, that would be funny for an SNL skit, but that's about all I could stands, and I can't stands no more.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Harry cooked up this story to drop us all in a meat grinder

    by Faust_8

    what happened to you Harry, you used to be someone I could trust !

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    PRED DAWN

    by HoboCode

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST

    "Forsooth! Dread-locked creatures on the hill'screst!!"

    by TallBoy66

    Victorian Guy 1: "Oh, woe, shalt I ever know the embrace of that love---YEARGH!!!" *Victorian guy gets speared by a Predator claw as it decloaks and looks down at another Victorian guy* Victorian Guy 2: "Holy, motherfucking shit!!! Feets don't fail me now!!!" *Victorian Guy 2 jumps on a hosedrawn carriage and starts to slowly run off, but the Predator just casually blows up the entire getaway vehicle with it's shoulder cannon. Suddenly, Arnold kicks down the door with two chain guns.* Arnold: "I'm back, asshole!!"

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 2:15 p.m. CST

    "What would Paul Greengrass have done"

    by D.Vader

    He would have fucked it all up by making the Watchmen a contemporary superhero team that fights terrorists. FUCK THAT SHIT. <p> By the way, that's true.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Drop the Bomb Now!!!

    by Frat Boy

    Cuz we're outta fuckin' ideas!!!

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Pride and Extreme Prejudice

    by Mr_X

    someone said it already, its a dr who / torchwood epsiode

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Kurt, did you just give the end of watchmen away then?

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    for shame!

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Twas both distracting and amateur if you did

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    ;)

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST

    "Dylan! Thow art a Son of thine Bitch!"

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 3:27 p.m. CST

    "No no. The other Elton John."

    by Stuntcock Mike

    The one that cleans toilets.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST

    TALES OF THE SLACKS FREIGHTER

    by ArcadianDS

    must find way off island.... Hey I know, I'll use the pants of all these dead guys to build a giant balloon....<p> must...get...Gilligan's...help.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 4:59 p.m. CST

    ET....The Edwardian Tribbles.

    by cookylamoo

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Somehow this sounds awesome.

    by CherryValance

    I never really enjoyed the Jane Austen. But if they got attacked by aliens, it could be amazing.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Thou art an ugly motherfucker

    by drompter

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Attn: Seattle Geeks

    by Rebeck2

    Screening tonight of OUTLANDER in Seattle with the director Howard McCain talking afterwards and answering questions. It's at 7 pm at the JBL Theater, 325 5th Avenue North - presented in partnership with The Science Fiction Museum and Hall Of Fame. It only costs $5 to get in. The movie is great fun, check it out.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 9:09 p.m. CST

    It needs Scarlett Johannson in frills and curls...

    by zinc_chameleon

    tying a shotgun and a deer rifle together with binder twine. Also, the Predator will have to be holed up in the root cellar, with a cute little English Miss Muffet as hostage. Female bondin! Your girlfriend will weep! And you might get lucky after...

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Sounds more like a DOCTOR WHO episode...

    by SnapT

    ...or a fake movie from an episode of THE CRITIC.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 5:02 a.m. CST

    Ye Olde Predatore

    by a rolling stone

    Will the predators wear the curly white wigs, too? Cuz I could dig on some of that.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST

    WELL IS IT "THE" PREDATOR OR NOT?

    by Mullah Omar

    If not, prepare for chirping crickets in subsequent threads about this film.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    "Prithy, why did you feed the Marquis to that space beast?"

    by KillDozer

    "It was beyond my control"<p>Sorry, that's 'Dangerous Liasons' not 'Pride and Prejudice', but it's the first thing I thought of

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    uhhhhh....

    by Drew442

    so, yeah.....uhm........yep.

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    "If the varlet bleeds, we can destroy it!"

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 8:18 a.m. CST

    So what is that? A double account you have there?

    by orcus