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AICN Exclusive: Nimrod Antal is directing PREDATORS - Q&A with Robert Rodriguez reveals more!!!

Hey folks, Harry here! I thought it was incredibly funny a couple weeks back when Latino Review landed another of the "names" on the short list for the directing job on PREDATORS. Robert Rodriguez and I don't really have a professional journalist and filmmaker relationship. We live in town. I know his family, he knows mine - we break bread and chat about a lot more than movies. So it always feels weird when I get 'called' out to be the CONFIRM guy on "Rodriguez" stories. Yes, he is in my cel phone, but I hate to be a pest and - honestly - I've known all the names on the 'short list' for a very long time. We discussed everybody at length, strengths, weaknesses and potentials. That said - he's the man making the decision on the man making the decisions on this project - and it is a very sensitive period. Generally, it's a fairly anonymous process when getting directors on a property - and the less leaked about the options is generally best - unless the options are TERRIBLE, in which case - BE LOUD. In this case, the short list was pretty damn cool. Younger talent, but the really cool guys that are coming into their own right now. Generally all with movies or at least A movie that we've been excited about. After Robert saw ARMORED, which Screen Gems is releasing this holiday season, he told me he was very excited about Nimrod Antal. This was about a month and a half ago if memory serves, and in a couple of conversations and notes since that point... I had begun to gather he was heading in that direction. Sure enough 3 days ago Robert told me he'd decided on Antal as the man burdened with the awesome challenge of taking the sting of suckage and the sewer pipe of hell that has been placed into that crazy cool mouth of the PREDATOR in the two AVP disposable flicks. Robert asked me to ask a few question to go with the announcement that you'll find below - along with his answer: The first question I would have is this. Why didn't you take the reins on PREDATORS?
When I was hired to write the original draft back in 1994, i was only brought on as a writer. I never thought I'd get to work on it in any other capacity. So a few months ago, when Alex Young at Fox contacted me about re-inventing the franchise using my original draft as a template for getting as far away as possible from the AVP movies, I jumped on it. It's hard to be just a writer on a picture, because you write in some of your really great ideas, and then off they go to someone else and you have no real involvement after that. 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. Alex came down and saw Troublemaker Studios, and the facilities and crew that I've built up over the past 12 years, and he felt right away that this is where the movie should be made and that doing it down here would be the best way to protect it from the studio system. He was keen on making a very "non-studio" picture. So I'll be taking a more upfront role as a producer than would normally be the case in Hollywood.
I loved Nimrod Antal's KONTROLL - I thought VACANCY was, well atypical of the problematic work of Screen Gems and I know you've seen ARMORED. What was it about Antal's work that made him leap out to you as being the director of PREDATORS?
First of all, 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. I always loved Kontroll, where he proved himself to be a very resourceful and original filmmaker. When I saw Armored, I could tell he's also great with action and has a keen eye for casting. He reminded me of Quentin with how he was able to work with a group of very strong, singular actor talents and make it look effortless. I know he'll be able to get the most out of what we want to be an outstanding cast. 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.
Your original PREDATORS treatment back in the day was a very large scale production. At what scale are we looking at for this movie? How big is this going to be?
The original PREDATORS script was large scale, because as a writer I didn't have to worry about how it would be made. I didn't care it was 1994, and that the majority of the movie wasn't even technically possible at the time. As far as I was concerned, that was going to be the filmmakers job. I just had to write a cool script. Well, now it's come back to haunt me, but good news is that a lot of this (and a hell of a lot more) is doable today. We'll have to be cutting edge to pull it off, but that's what makes it exciting for us, and will be the challenge in bringing this to screaming life.
Will PREDATORS be shooting in AUSTIN at Troublemaker Studios?
Yes. Any stagework will be done here, and to take advantage of the new Texas incentive program, we'll need to shoot at least 60% of the movie in Texas. So sorry, Harry, you're gonna be tripping over predators this fall.
I know that Berger & Kurtzman worked on the original PREDATOR - and you've been a long time supporter of KNB, but Stan Winston's company is generally the company one thinks of when they think PREDATOR. Have y'all lined up a practical visual effects company yet and can we know who?
I think I'd put it the other way around, KNB has been a long time supporter of mine. They've always been there for me with scotch tape and popsicle sticks (cause that's all i could afford) to make my movies work, so I can't wait to finally give them a real budget to make some really kick ass creatures. And we know we don't want to go crutching on CG for this, so I need people I can count on and that I know will go the extra hundred miles to deliver. Nicotero and crew will be more than up to the task.
Give us a quick rundown on the planned story we're going to be getting, because PREDATORS - as you told me the first time we talked about this project, was always meant to be what ALIENS was to ALIEN. How do you and Antal beat McTiernan and Arnold?
I can't go too much into the story right now, because 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." And he's a really nice guy, so I don't want to see him dead. Now that lives are at stake, it's no longer a job it's a mission. Failure is not an option.
What do you see your process as being as Producer of this film?
So far working with my writers and director doesn't feel very different than my collaboration on Sin City, working with Frank Miller and Quentin. It's one for all and all for one.
Lastly, is it possible to make a truly badass film at FOX?
I won't really know until I make a movie there. This movie is being made at Troublemaker Studios.
So where do I come down on this? I'm way fucking jazzed to have PREDATORS shooting in my hometown. Seriously, that there will be a period of months where Predators and other alien monstrosities will be here... practical. That's killer. That they're keeping the Predator planet setting and framework - that's very exciting. A lot will fall on to Antal's shoulders here. This is a very big, PROVE IT project. I'm a huge fan of PREDATOR 2, but watching it on Blu Ray the other day - it made me giggle how insane that film is. As real as Predator feels, is how unreal Predator 2 was. I like that we're going into the Predator's homeworld not as an establishing shot, but as a place of primary action. That's genuinely killer... potentially. Now let's see where they go on casting this bitch and how the script turns out. But I've heard some great stuff about ARMORED from people other than Robert, so I'm giddy about that flick. For all of us that loved KONTROLL... this is more along the path that I was wanting to see him go than his sophmore film gave us. Let's all hope they make this great! I just got an independent non-Robert source that told me the PREDATOR office is up and going and said it looked like things would get hot and heavy in the next 2-3 months! Exciting times for Austin film scene!

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  • July 1, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    I love that his name is Nimrod. Awesome.

    by BIGFANBOY

    It's nice to see Hollywood giving lesser known directors a shot at what could be a BIG film. Oh, and notice I didn't post "FIRST!" - because that is STUPID!

  • July 1, 2009, 9:52 p.m. CST

    raaaaaaaaaaaaaandy

    by bilbo78

    raaaaaaaaaaaandy

  • July 1, 2009, 9:55 p.m. CST

    There's someone on this planet named Nimrod

    by Mutilator

    He needs to change his name badly.

  • July 1, 2009, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Really Harry!?!?!? You're friends with RR!?!?!?!?!

    by Kief_Ledger

    I've never heard you mention that in any article ever!!!

  • July 1, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    sweet

    by DigitalBeachWar

    thats it.

  • July 1, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST

    This is just hype.

    by Bandit 37

    Even if the effects were 10 times better than any film from Trouble Maker they would still suck.

  • July 1, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST

    To Those Laughing At The Name

    by Autodidact

    You are ignorant fucks who don't read, and learn everything you know about life from movies and television. "Nimrod" is the greatest hunter in all of myth. Fantastic name for the director of a Predator movie.

  • July 1, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST

    ALEX YOUNG IS A METROSEXUAL FAG!

    by Mennen

    He should stop being such a bitch in his divorce settlement (man up Alex, you're coming off like a pussy) Christ!

  • July 1, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Don't fuck this up

    by Particularly Hard Vato

    Seriously- don't. As far as I am concerned Michael Bay, MCG, that dipshit who made the plants farting movie- they could be doing the Hobbit movie and it could be produced by Spielberg with on-set treats by Chris Nolan- I would not see it. I am so fucking tired of no-talent hacks writing piss-poor stories and slathering them with special effects and marketing, tuning them down of oa wide audience- these three directors are dead to me. Don't fuck up Rodriguez.

  • July 1, 2009, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Case in point: Mutilator

    by Autodidact

    A stupid fuck who has made it this far in life without realizing that when someone calls someone a "nimrod" in a derisive sense, they are using the word ironically. It's like hearing someone say "that guy's a real champion" in sarcasm and then thinking the word champion is an embarassment to whoever merits it.

  • July 1, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    ALEX YOUNG PULLED THE TRIGGER ON AVP!

    by Mennen

    He and Shane Salerno tag teamed that piece of shit. Thanks guys. Maybe Alex finally did something to redeem himself with Nimrod... We'll see.

  • July 1, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Better be good fuckers.

    by TELF

    Sick of getting my dick yanked by shitty recent Predator movies.

  • July 1, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Kief

    by HEADGEEK

    I mention it, because if I don't - people in talk back will. That - and because it is utterly weird writing questions for a friend. Have you ever tried it? Like that KNB / Winston question. I never had a doubt that KNB would be the effects company in question. I asked it, so I could frame it so fans that didn't know, would know that 2 of the 3 founders of KNB, were involved in the original... but also because I was genuinely curious to see how Robert would handle that. But most of the questions one could ask at this point are tough, because they're still hammering at the script. Just starting the animatic process I bet, starting casting discussions, but not going out to actors quite yet, because they're hammering the script. As opposed to lots of directors that I get ACCUSED of being FRIENDS with, sometimes by the director's themselves. (God, if I could share some Text Messages, I've gotten this summer from people that think 6 phone conversations in 8 years constitutes FRIENDSHIP... jesus) Robert and I share a town together. He's flying around a whole helluvalot more than he used to - and we don't see each other nearly as much as we'd like, but it's weird to get exclusive announcing / interview pieces with people that it just feels so damn artificial to TYPE QUESTIONS to - for answers. When if I want to chat with Robert, I just call or txt him. Like I said. WEIRD.

  • July 1, 2009, 10:09 p.m. CST

    You're not a journalist... so what'

    by cha_im

  • July 1, 2009, 10:10 p.m. CST

    I Want To Be In This...

    by Frodo T. Baggins

    Too bad I live in Austin....oh wait?

  • July 1, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Autodidact

    by Mutilator

    Is it ironic that someone with your name would know that NO ONE uses Nimrod ironically anymore? Society has co-opted the name as an insult. Put down your damn mythology books, go outside and get a fucking clue, nimrod!

  • July 1, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST

    NO SHANE SALERNO? I'M THERE!!

    by Mennen

    This sounds "hack free" except for Alex Young, of course.

  • July 1, 2009, 10:18 p.m. CST

    "not always from outside the group"

    by Verbage

    That means that there will be treachery from the humans, kind of like the Paul Reiser character in Aliens. But instead of being a greedy corporate shill who wants to collect samples, maybe he'll be a rapist, like Sean Penn in Casualties of War. Maybe he'll rape both humans and predators, who knows. Maybe it'll be a fat dude who eats up all their rations while they're sleeping. They'll wake up one morning, and all the chocolate dipped granola bars and bacon will be gone, and the fat dude will be like "One of the predators must of ate it", and his face will have chocolate smears on it...and perhaps ass smears from all the raping he did, too.

  • July 1, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Who names their kid Nimrod???

    by ZoeFan

    Who's the DP, Shithead Dawson? I guess Numbnuts McCoy wasn't available. Nimrod? Really? I mean really? Must have had a rough childhood with that name.

  • July 1, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST

    cha

    by HEADGEEK

    LOL - you got me there. BUT - I am sometimes asked to do journalist-y things. LIKE write questions for a story. LIKE set stories. LIKE follow up leads and confirm information with sources. LIKE assign other 'reporters' on stories for which they're best suited. But unlike journalists... I don't have a copy editor, I cuss, I use improper metaphors that I pull from my pert cute butt. But otherwise - I'm just a geek with 4.0 in every journalism class I was in. But I preferred my Creative Writing classes - and I loathed the TECHNICAL WRITING classes. SHOCK!

  • Why? Why would you think that's funny? Because it gave you a sense of power, that you "knew" the short list already?

  • July 1, 2009, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Three Words: ALAN FUCKING SILVESTRI

    by AlexandraDupontsBellyButton

    Don't give me any more of this Brian Tyler nonsense. Bring back the real deal.

  • July 1, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    What was that sentence about stings and sewer pipes...

    by D.Vader

    And the Predator's mouth? I had to read it 3 times before I could figure out what your intent was.

  • July 1, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    ZoeFan

    by HEADGEEK

    well - if you wiki- NIMROD - you'll find several references. Given that Antal was born HUNGARIAN - I'm betting it's HUNGARIAN MYTH one - which as AUTODIDACT stated is the greatest hunter of MYTH. Which I always thought was DIANA. But ya know, you learn something new everyday. Respect cultures and they respect you. If you only see NIMROD as an insult, that's because you're only seeing NIMROD through limited information.

  • July 1, 2009, 10:32 p.m. CST

    D.Vader

    by HEADGEEK

    No - it wasn't Power. It was funny because they knew I could get the answer lickety split, but when I read other sites it's always funny to see them calling me out. As being the guy that is gonna confirm or deny stuff.

  • July 1, 2009, 10:35 p.m. CST

    I don't read Latino Review

    by D.Vader

    Were they, in their stories, "reaching out" so to speak to you, hoping for some sort of confirmation? Is that it?

  • July 1, 2009, 10:36 p.m. CST

    "NO ONE uses Nimrod ironically anymore?"

    by Autodidact

    If you call someone a "nimrod" and it's an insult, that's an ironic use of the word. The fact that more people use it ironically than literally does not suddenly flip the ironic meaning to be literal, you fucking nimrod. (I'M BEING SARCASTIC/IRONIC WHEN I CALL YOU NIMROD, DESPITE YOUR ILLITERACY).

  • July 1, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Will this film make me a goddamn sexual T-Rex???

    by Jobacca

    Look...I may be flogged for this,but I thought the first AvP was an OK film(anything with Lance Henrikson cant be all bad). The second one though....jesus that was beyond horrible. Heres hoping we get a bad-ass R-rated return to the Predator roots. And FOX...dont give us any of this PG-13 shit. As a kid I saw all the Aliens and Predators movies IN THEATRES...one of my fondest memories is of going to see Predator 2 with my grandpa...and another fondest memory is the time me and my best friend watched the first Predator on VHS while his 5 year old sister was in the room....she spent the next two weeks walking around quoting Jesse Ventura. Good times...good R-rated times....

  • July 1, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST

    KNB is doing the Predator? Not Stan Winston?

    by D.Vader

    Nooooooooo, MISTAKE! MISTAKE! Error! <p> Honestly, I know they're your friends and all, but come on, this is Stan Winston's baby. Don't do him and his company wrong like that, like PW Anderson did with the first AVP. <p> Extremely disappointed in your decision, Robert.

  • July 1, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Come on Harry, aren't you upset they're not going StanWinston?

    by D.Vader

    Weren't you very (rightfully so) agitated that Anderson didn't go with Winston for AVP?

  • July 1, 2009, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Autodidact, you fool

    by Mutilator

    Again, whether they know it or not, the name Nimrod has been co-opted to be an insult. How can it truly be ironic if NO ONE sees the irony? Furthermore, if a tree falls in the woods, and no one's there to hear it, does it make a sound? Furthermore, you're still a fucking idiot (ironically)!

  • July 1, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    I wonder if Harry was referring to McG...

    by D.Vader

    With those text messages there...

  • July 1, 2009, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Tentative

    by Bass Ackwards

    Given the setup & Rodriguez's involvement this sounds like it'll be a CGI/green screen orgy, which doesn't excite me inthe least. Then again we all know what Sam Jackson says about assumptions.

  • July 1, 2009, 10:50 p.m. CST

    In Rodriguez we trust

    by TheDark0Knight

    probably the only reboot ive been 100% not worried about. Rodriguez wont let us down. Antal is a pretty great with visuals so I have faith in him.

  • July 1, 2009, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Mutilator you fucking plebian

    by Autodidact

    No, just because your typical moron has used it that way ever since a couple sitcom characters abused the term in the 80s, that does not mean the definition has changed. It has only changed for marketing victims like you. (you fucking vag beef).

  • July 1, 2009, 11:01 p.m. CST

    McG is my guess too

    by CaptainAxis

    Terminator: Salvation was still far more enjoyable than Harry's piece of shit review. Seriously man, all the terrible shit you like and you chose that movie to rip apart? I wish you would have been more truthful about Land of the Lost - fuck THAT movie. And I was a Will Ferrell fan.<br> <br> On topic, this sounds awesome, and I'm not even a Predator fan. Cool.

  • July 1, 2009, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Litmus Test

    by Autodidact

    Here's a quick test to see whether you're a fucking moron or not: <p>You learn that Predators will be directed by a guy named "Nimrod". <p> What is your reaction? <p> A.) "How appropriate!" <br> B.) "Who named that guy!?" <p> I will post the answer key momentarily.

  • July 1, 2009, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Harry

    by Hellbastardo

    What's up with the DVD column yo?

  • July 1, 2009, 11:06 p.m. CST

    "professional journalist"

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Hahaha. I've never heard you make that claim before, even by inference. Always thought it was wise ... You might want to back off that one a bit.

  • July 1, 2009, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Answer Key

    by Autodidact

    A.) Correct. It's a very cool name for the director of a movie about a planet full of hunters. <br> B.) Wrong. Go watch reality television.

  • July 1, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Harry Hope You're Too Embarssed To Do Your DVD Column

    by Autodidact

    After saying Ghostbusters is the ugliest blu-ray you've ever seen because of the grain. Real discerning take there Harry. I'll never stop coming here as long as you keep the ID4 background, but get your head out of your ass man!

  • July 1, 2009, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Give it up, Autodidact

    by Mutilator

    You've lost this one. Whether you like it or not, words (or in this case, names) can have different meanings. The origin of Nimrod is anachronistic, pure and simple. And for the record, today's meaning of Nimrod comes from the old Bugs Bunny shorts. Looks like you just got schooled, Autodidact.

  • July 1, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Looking forward to this.

    by hallmitchell

    It seems Robert won't be micro managed which was my main concern.

  • July 1, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST

    "Nimrod"

    by Autodidact

    Maybe I'm giving people too much credit, but I constantly notice positive references to "Nimrod." <p> A simple Google shows that the term actually started when bugs bunny called Elmer Fudd a "poor little Nimrod", which became a catchphrase that got shortened to just "Nimrod." <p> Trust me, whether you know the meaning or not, it's ironic when you use it. Especially if the person you're insulting does know the meaning.

  • July 1, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Is Red sonja still happening? BTW.

    by hallmitchell

  • July 1, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST

    No, I didn't.

    by Autodidact

    You're just fucking ignorant, guy.

  • July 1, 2009, 11:19 p.m. CST

    One of the greatest lines of dialouge in recent times

    by tolomey

    is "If it bleeds, we can kill it" <br> I say that without any sense of irony, it says everything you need to know about the film right there.<br> On a side note, and I may be feeling crushed in 18 months when this comes out, but I totally trust RR when it comes to this movie. Planet Terror was awesome, it's almost as if John Carpenter returned to chew some bubblegum and kick some ass, only to find that he was all outta bubblegum.

  • July 1, 2009, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one who actually liked the first AVP?

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    I thought it was a pretty clever idea, the whole Mayan temple in the ice, the human sacrifices for the facehuggers, the battle/tests for the Predator warriors vs. the Aliens. Not too mention, the ending battle where the Predator makes a sword and shield for the heroine out of the head and tail of a dead alien. Plus anything with Lance Henrickson automatically gets cool points in my book. The second AVP however wasn't worth the film stock it was filmed on but the first one was a clever and enjoyable sci-fi action flick. Gonna be interesting to see what RR pulls off with the new one.

  • July 1, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST

    So, Basically, SIN CITY 2 Is NEVER Happening

    by LaserPants

    Shame. PREDATORS sounds cool, though.

  • July 1, 2009, 11:23 p.m. CST

    "negative use of the name as an insult term"

    by Autodidact

    .. is what I meant to type up there.

  • July 1, 2009, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Harry is certainly not ANY kind of journalist..

    by quantize

    ...implied or WHATEVER...and i hope to fuck they're ditching that original script COMPLETELY..it was FUCKING WOEFUL. In particular the female predator thing was just embarassing... It's also obvious we're up for a el-cheapo bluescreen-fest yet again...which may or may not be a good idea... I think we can safely say whatever actual insights Harry will be providing will not reflect ANYTHING about the movie one way or another because they 'such great buddies'...What will be interesting is to see if Harry will have the testicles to actually call it if it sucks shit as bad as any of the AVP's. Im hoping it will be great, but its hit and miss with Troublemaker at the moment, just like his buddy Quentin.

  • July 1, 2009, 11:24 p.m. CST

    tolomey

    by quantize

    yes you are, its a nicely art directed vapid, suspense-less borefest.

  • July 1, 2009, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Hey John Carpenter

    by Autodidact

    I got some bubble gum up my ass!

  • July 1, 2009, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Oh yes, MERCY...NOT Brian Tyler

    by quantize

    utter hack..should be avoided like the plague...i know precisely who would kick this shit into another world...Thomas Newman, that's right..THINK, dude does wicked percussion driven music..and he's inventive...definitely worth considering

  • July 1, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST

    I'm not seeing a counter-argument, Auto

    by Mutilator

    Checkmate.

  • July 1, 2009, 11:30 p.m. CST

    AVP Pyramid

    by Autodidact

    The pyramid concept in that movie, with the 10-minute morphing concept that was used in one scene and then never referenced again was so stupid it made my head hurt. Please Robert Rodriguez, no dumb shit like that.

  • July 1, 2009, 11:33 p.m. CST

    The problem with 'teams'

    by quantize

    like RR is espousing...there's no CHALLENGE ...allow someone OUTSIDE their little glee-club to mix it up. It's the one thing that could derail this completely...it needs someone with some serious skills in there...either in art direction..effects, music..someone outside their little love-in who brings a bit more depth to it. Nimrod, who i think is a decent director, ISN'T ENOUGH.

  • July 1, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST

    However, in a perfect world....

    by tolomey

    Paul Verhoeven would be directing this, Conan, Die Hard 5 and a new Robocop all simultaneously whilst snorting some coke off a hookers tits and proclaiming that all you bitches leave.

  • July 1, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Counter-Argument

    by Autodidact

    First, what argument are we having? <p>Irony is subjective. I'm not saying that people don't use "Nimrod" as an insult. I'm saying they're using an ironic phrase whether they know the meaning or not. It's just like calling an inept leader a "Poor little Alexander"... it's fucking ironic regardless of whether either person is aware of the historical role played by Alexander the Great. Bugs Bunny was most definitely using "Nimrod" ironically. <p> I said that people who laugh at this director's name are morons. That is my point. I'm not really interested in arguing the subjectivity or irony with a fucking titbrain like you. <p> Congratulations on learning a new word today ("Autodidact"... I know you had to look it up).

  • July 1, 2009, 11:37 p.m. CST

    "subjectivity of irony"

    by Autodidact

    Can't type perfectly when I'm frothing at douchebags.

  • July 1, 2009, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Christ...

    by Autodidact

    I am being unclear. <br> If a phrase is spoken ironically from the speaker's standpoint, that is irony. <br> If someone learns that phrase from context, but does not garner the ironic meaning, and proceeds to use it sincerely, their use of the term is still ironic in that someone who does know the real word origin (as opposed to merely the colloquial referent) will perceive it as so.

  • July 1, 2009, 11:46 p.m. CST

    BIG QUESTION

    by TheMovieLover

    Harry, do you consider me a friend? Look at my Name, for chrissakes.

  • July 1, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    A professional journalist?

    by KarlKolchak

    Really? Harry, you're the Man when it comes to movie gossip on the Web. Sincerely, you are like the Dick Clark of the Internet. You have played a significant role in the shaping of popular culture for the past 13+ years. But I would never describe you as a professional journalist. Because you're not. Daniel Pearl was a professional journalist. And it's OK you're not.

  • July 1, 2009, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Robert Rodriguez

    by Cinemanimetal

    That man is just too cool. Every time I hear him speak or in this case read his responses he just makes me smile. He is such a positive and creative person. He's a very good teacher as shown by his DVD extras and I also love his book. Oh and his movies are usually pretty awesome too. I hope this one rules as much as it sounds like it will!

  • July 1, 2009, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Good luck Robert and Co.

    by Super Rabbi

    I hope you'll create distances from the AVP shitfest.

  • July 1, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    One last time...

    by Mutilator

    It's NOT ironic if there's no IRONY! No one is using Nimrod ironically anymore. Nowadays, it is an insult, pure and simple. Get it through your tiny fucking brain! Nimrod Antal deserves every single joke headed his way for putting his name out there. ZoeFan hit the nail right on the head. Good night, Nimrod!

  • July 1, 2009, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Lol, Nimrod. Funny

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 1, 2009, 11:55 p.m. CST

    You fucking clown

    by Autodidact

    Yes, there is. For the record, nobody ever used "Nimrod" as a compliment. It's a fucking name from history. <p> Do you think people are not being ironic when they call someone an "Einstein?".. Nobody has ever been called "a real Einstein" as a compliment. Do you see the irony there? <p> Let me know if you need some more examples. <p>Consider yourself mutilated.

  • July 1, 2009, 11:58 p.m. CST

    And before you say it

    by Autodidact

    People's unawareness of the historical significance does not exclude them from irony. It's there whether you're aware of it or not, waiting to enrich your life if you would give up your fucking ignorance.

  • July 2, 2009, 12:01 a.m. CST

    You nimrod...

    by Mutilator

    Of course Einstein is ironic, because it refers to Albert Einstein. It has no other reference or meaning. Nimrod has taken on a whole DIFFERENT meaning. Therefore, it is NOT irony. If you're going to use examples, make sure they actually work, idiot.

  • July 2, 2009, 12:02 a.m. CST

    frank is ill

    by frank cotton

    because he can't get JERICHO to run. won't even start due to a missing physxloader.dll - why the fuck isn't it on the disc? i knew i should have just watched REPO...

  • July 2, 2009, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Irony is not subjective

    by Bass Ackwards

    Humor is, irony is not. Now I'll let you guys get back to arguing your google searches on the word nimrod.

  • July 2, 2009, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Ignorance

    by Autodidact

    You just don't get it. The fact that you don't catch the reference does not remove the irony from the phrase itself. You don't have to intend irony for it to be present.

  • July 2, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Oh it's not?

    by Autodidact

    Okay then I guess there is only one perspective on language.

  • July 2, 2009, 12:16 a.m. CST

    DID YOU HAVE TO GIVE ME THIS NEWS ON CANADA DAY?

    by CharlesThomasMathews1978

    The fucking anniversary where us Canucks won the war against alien cyborgs 500 years ago while that faggot Christopher Columbus was dressing Buffalo in women’s clothes! Oh, you didn’t know about the Alien Cyborg War did you? Well that’s because your education system hides the truth from you because the only fucking War you won was against a bunch of retards lead by a Charlie Chaplain look-a-like. The truth tastes like Wayne Gretzky’s taint doesn’t it Amerifag?

  • July 2, 2009, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Irony

    by Bass Ackwards

    And another point, calling someone nimrod isn't ironic. It's maybe ironic that the word nimrod has come to mean what it has, but saying "you're a nimrod" isn't ironic, regardless of the word's origin.

  • July 2, 2009, 12:21 a.m. CST

    I just said..

    by Autodidact

    You can call someone a Nimrod without intending to be ironic. The term itself holds the irony.

  • July 2, 2009, 12:25 a.m. CST

    HEY, MAYBE DON MURPHY COULD PRODUCE THIS....

    by CharlesThomasMathews1978

    That way you can guarantee that it will suck.

  • July 2, 2009, 12:28 a.m. CST

    SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT NIMROD YOU VAGINAL DISCHARGE!!!

    by CharlesThomasMathews1978

  • July 2, 2009, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Using the word "nimrod" is unprofessional.

    by KarlKolchak

    C'mon, somebody was gonna say it eventually.

  • July 2, 2009, 12:39 a.m. CST

    BUT WHAT DOES NIMROD SOUND LIKE IN A SCOTTISH AcCENT

    by Autodidact

    Where's that Scotsman fuckburger!?

  • July 2, 2009, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Mutilator

    by Gwai Lo

    You need to stop typing before the idiot police arrest you. A normal man would have the reading comprehension skills to have given up your nonsensical argument 500 words ago, but I guess you are just forging ahead into a wall of logic and reason on pure animal aggression.

  • July 2, 2009, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Vaginal Discharge = Not Ironic

    by Autodidact

    No irony from any viewpoint there.

  • July 2, 2009, 12:50 a.m. CST

    "Okay then I guess there is only one perspective on language."

    by Bass Ackwards

    Its more that there's just a word with a definition.

  • July 2, 2009, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Wait Autodidact I think he is right

    by Gwai Lo

    You can remove meaning and/or irony from a word by using it ignorantly for long enough. It's the only way to remove it, besides paint thinner. George Orwell wrote something about this, I'm sure of it.

  • July 2, 2009, 12:59 a.m. CST

    HEY VERBAGE

    by damiz707

    Awesome thought. How bout Danny Trejo (no way he won't make this cast) as Johnny 600 "if they knew the truth"

  • July 2, 2009, 1:05 a.m. CST

    in case anyone cares

    by Bloo

    Nimroad isn't Hungarian (jesus Harry) it's Jewish/Cannanite mythology. Nimroad is mentioned in like the 4th or 5th chapter of Genesis as being the greatest hunter alive, but it's closest modern assocation is that someone is an idiot, this argument is stupid

  • July 2, 2009, 1:13 a.m. CST

    This will be INCREDIBLY hard to pull off.

    by kevred

    This idea is ambitious, not completely convincing, and probably incredibly hard to make 'feel' like a real Predator movie. This concept changes the dynamic so much that I don't see how it will feel right, and not just feel like an altogether different movie with this creature design slapped onto it as an afterthought. And the more they flesh out the Predators, the more it will deflate the mystery of the original two films, which in turn weakens the interest of this new one.<p>So, a genuine (if skeptical) good luck to all involved. We've had our time wasted for years by the junk AVP concept and films. Please don't waste our time any further or dilute the power of the mystery of the originals.

  • July 2, 2009, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Hope Steve Wang is involved in this somehow

    by ThePilgrim

  • July 2, 2009, 1:50 a.m. CST

    I can't even be cynical about this

    by wash

    This sounds like it has great potential. Best of luck to the crew...looking forward to it.

  • July 2, 2009, 1:57 a.m. CST

    At least his parents didn't name him

    by Dingbatty

    Adolf. Or Judas. Or Dingbat.

  • July 2, 2009, 2:02 a.m. CST

    I cant wait to hear laughter when his name comes on the

    by lockesbrokenleg

    screen

  • July 2, 2009, 2:10 a.m. CST

    ^ Makes It Easy To Spot The Morons

    by Autodidact

    ... which is most people.

  • July 2, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST

    There'll be plenty in that theater PREDATORS?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Really? That franchise died out a long time ago

  • July 2, 2009, 2:27 a.m. CST

    HARRY TELL HIM IT HAS TO BE RATED R !!!!!!!!

    by MANNZILLA

    were counting on you, none of this pg-13 bullshit.

  • July 2, 2009, 2:28 a.m. CST

    One thing that already annoys me:

    by DerLanghaarige

    "[...]discovering unspeakable horrors <b>(that are not always from outside their group)</b>"<br> Come on, this is a fucking Predator movie! It doesn't need a corny "Man is the REAL monster" message! I really hope this is not, what it sounds like. I trust you, Mr. Rodriguez! Everything so far sounds cool, except for this one. Please tell me that I'm wrong with my assumption about what this line means!

  • July 2, 2009, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Bring On Stallone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by MANNZILLA

    Why not? He has worked with RR before and judging by his performance in the latest Rambo he is still a prime time badass who could go toe to toe with the predator

  • July 2, 2009, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Shoot it physical

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Shooting 60% at Troublemaker is worrying. I don't want to see another movie shot in a green box.

  • July 2, 2009, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Thanks Autodidact...

    by Frye777

    ...for your effort defending Nimrod. I am Hungarian and as Harry said it is not a common but certainly a normal name here. With no negativity or irony attached to it. But I guess most Americans are just way stupid to see further than his/her tv set. Anyway cos of this Nimrod should really change his name (which is a shame and a perfect example of the intolerance towards other cultures) to avoid insult from immature persons.

  • July 2, 2009, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Meanwhile...where's Red Sonja???

    by HarryBlackPotter

    We even had the bloody posters saying 2009? Or did they put it on hold to make way for Conan...out 2025...

  • July 2, 2009, 2:39 a.m. CST

    D.Vader

    by HEADGEEK

    Well - two of the founders of KNB were principal make-up guys on PREDATOR along with Stan at that time. And KNB does brilliant work as well - I think make-up and special physical effects they're in great hands. It'd be nice to see a call out credit to Stan for the original design at the very least.

  • July 2, 2009, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Well, he's saying the right things

    by Vern

    I'm impressed that he first talks about working with actors and having good characters. That's the secret weapon of PREDATOR that nobody seems to remember. I mean, it has Arnold, Jesse the Body, Action Jackson, Bill Duke and Sonny Landham all on the team. Fuck the monster, you need a good cast of badasses. That's gonna be hard to match, especially in 2009 when they don't really make 'em like that anymore.<p> Anyway, don't fuck it up, and please don't go too heavy on the god damn green screens. I understand you gotta make Texas look like space, so you gotta use 'em, but make it look like they're in a real place, please. And Sin City does not count as a real place.

  • July 2, 2009, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Vern, you forgot Shane Black.

    by ErnestBorgNine

    Jesus tittyfucking Christ.

  • July 2, 2009, 3:01 a.m. CST

    Hey guys, hows everyone doing? Kwis,

    by southafricanguy

    borgnine etc...Have any of you guys checked out marketsaw.com? They have an awsome picture of a banner advertising the SD comic con. And the banner has a partial picture of Sam Worthington's Na'vi/human hybrid face. It looks like really good make up fx imho, but its cgi....

  • July 2, 2009, 3:02 a.m. CST

    Can't be bothered

    by CaseyMcCall

    by new Predator films. However, as crappy as this all sounds, it will get A-list coverage on AICN. What are friends for, right?

  • July 2, 2009, 3:02 a.m. CST

    Werner Herzog & I..

    by The Dark Shite

    Don't have a film-maker-International Scuba-diving Champion relationship. <p> Because I'm not the International Scuba-diving Champion.

  • July 2, 2009, 3:02 a.m. CST

    vern, Headgeek...please tell me you guys

    by southafricanguy

    will be at SD comiccon on the first day (thursday) to cover the Avatar presentation.....

  • July 2, 2009, 3:05 a.m. CST

    Joking aside..

    by The Dark Shite

    I was hoping they'd get Neil Marshall to do it. Dog Soldiers IS Predator! Imagine what he could do with a bigger budget!<p> On a side note..southafricanguy, you still in Korea? Been offered a job in Seoul. Seriously considering it! Japan's dull now & all the best films lately are from Korea anyway!

  • July 2, 2009, 3:23 a.m. CST

    southafricanguy, what's good?

    by blakindigo

    Haven't seen you around here in a while—do you have a link to the marketsaw page?

  • July 2, 2009, 3:24 a.m. CST

    Nevermind, I found it. Thanks.

    by blakindigo

  • July 2, 2009, 3:24 a.m. CST

    Hey darkshite, whats up dude, yeah im still

    by southafricanguy

    in Korea, not going anywhere for a while still. Korea is awsome, but be sure its what you want to do dude, have you been here before? The cost of living is way cheaper, the women are sexier imho, and the foods awsome...

  • July 2, 2009, 3:25 a.m. CST

    blackindigo......cool dude, tell me what you

    by southafricanguy

    think. Interested to hear your opinion...

  • July 2, 2009, 3:26 a.m. CST

    iv e just been busy dude, but im good, how

    by southafricanguy

    bout you?

  • July 2, 2009, 3:26 a.m. CST

    darkshite....where in seoul have you been

    by southafricanguy

    offered a job?

  • The tone of the article comes across as decidedly Metatron; if you're being fed titbits about this project, you're not going to bite the hand that feeds.

  • July 2, 2009, 3:47 a.m. CST

    The Expendables Vs Predators?

    by sonnyfern

    Now THAT'S a fucking movie...

  • July 2, 2009, 3:50 a.m. CST

    Make it R rated.

    by otm shank

    Or don't bother wasting our time.<p>

  • July 2, 2009, 3:52 a.m. CST

    Harry, you should have asked him about Nerverackers

    by Tjunior

    I wanna know if this is still happening.

  • July 2, 2009, 3:54 a.m. CST

    Team?

    by DocPazuzu

    He never said anything about a team. He said an "intense group" of people. It might be more interesting to have a varied group of people marooned/trapped on a Predator world, a la Pitch Black, than a team of cliché badass military types. <p> I'm cautiously optimistic at the moment. Nothing can be worse than the abysmal Strause/Salerno flyblown roadkill known as AvP: Rectum.

  • July 2, 2009, 4:11 a.m. CST

    PREADATOR 2

    by brokenheadstuff

    I KNOW this is gonna sound crazy. but in a lot of ways i think its SUPERIOR to the original. i've been reading and reading and hoping that someone would even fucking mention it.... and all i get is an "unreal" tag? ... not just unreal, but as unreal as real the original was?. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU NERDS???

  • July 2, 2009, 4:19 a.m. CST

    FORGET THE

    by brokenheadstuff

    TROPHY WALL with a fucking ALIEN on it, the FUCKING AWESOME DISK FRIZBEE WEAPON or the awesome GARY BUSY gary busey, or the fact that is a movie set in THE NEAR FUTURE that doesnt have FUCKING FLYING CARS AND DUMB SHIRTS and other shit; the scenes where it pays homage to the original like the medkit/repair - HE FUCKING PUNCHES THE MEDICINE CABINET AND CRUSHES GLASS/TILE fucking brilliant next step from the original hanging out in a tree branch to the sequel level DANNY BOY, mexican titties, G O D D A M N K I N G W I L L Y there is so much awesome in this movie i dont understand why it isnt given the same fucking respect as Terminator2 or Alien2z.

  • July 2, 2009, 4:21 a.m. CST

    AND I'M STILL HOLDING

    by brokenheadstuff

    the RACE CARD....... yea, you heard me.

  • July 2, 2009, 4:22 a.m. CST

    OLD CROW WHISKEY

    by brokenheadstuff

    is as delicious as it is cheap as shit but makes me miss words / punctuation when typing. FYI

  • July 2, 2009, 4:23 a.m. CST

    Predator

    by AgentCross

    It does sound crazy, Predator is way better then Predator 2. Sorry, but by all means. List what was superior in Predator 2 to that in Predator.

  • July 2, 2009, 4:26 a.m. CST

    sonnyfern -

    by brokenheadstuff

    i agree, sounds like a good movie. ....called PREDATOR

  • July 2, 2009, 4:30 a.m. CST

    I agree.

    by DocPazuzu

    Predator 2 is great.

  • July 2, 2009, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Predator is miles better than Predator 2

    by kwisatzhaderach

    but Predatoe 2 is a masterpiece compared to the bland, neutered shit we get nowadays.

  • July 2, 2009, 4:36 a.m. CST

    Don't get me wrong...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...I think Predator is superior, but Predator 2 is a great sequel and a cool movie in its own right. Compare P2 to the shitquels we get in just about every franchise today -- including Predator.

  • July 2, 2009, 4:36 a.m. CST

    LIST

    by brokenheadstuff

    besides BUSEY, TROPHY WALL, POPULATED CITY, BILL FUCKING PAXTON, CAPS LOCK, cooler weapons, a more personal location (unless YOU live in the JUNGLE) a better hero (YEA I JUST SAID THAT) ....look, i'm not saying its MUCH better, like 596 is much better than 595... they both still kick 300's ass....... and i like 300.

  • July 2, 2009, 4:41 a.m. CST

    and that wasn't even CLOSE to all means

    by brokenheadstuff

    just the means provided by this here cheap whiskey bottle and the few hours left before my girlfriend (yep a real one, but no, not "hot" wakes up).. but honestly i'm sick of it being overlooked. SHOULD be grouped in with other amazing sequels of its time like i said - TERMINATOR2/ALIENZ/ROBOCOPZ2/... ..yes i'm a comics nerd but i barely read any of those crossovers.

  • July 2, 2009, 4:45 a.m. CST

    DocPazuzu_

    by brokenheadstuff

    atleast you seem to give it some regoddamnspect... which is more than i've seen so far in my scrolling adventures

  • July 2, 2009, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Robocop, sorry

    by brokenheadstuff

    ...to lump you in with the rest, your original/to/sequel/-scale is different.

  • July 2, 2009, 4:58 a.m. CST

    GOD DAMN

    by brokenheadstuff

    sorry, i just like saying that.

  • July 2, 2009, 5:05 a.m. CST

    DEMOLITIONMANSZ2!!!

    by brokenheadstuff

    vs alienterminatingpredatorcobras!!!!!!!

  • July 2, 2009, 5:08 a.m. CST

    DavidCarradinesAutoEroticRobot...

    by brokenheadstuff

    NO OFFENSE but i wanna talk to someone besides You... but i might not have a choice. so

  • July 2, 2009, 5:12 a.m. CST

    Simon says die!

    by kwisatzhaderach

  • July 2, 2009, 5:13 a.m. CST

    You're on TV!!!

    by kwisatzhaderach

  • July 2, 2009, 5:16 a.m. CST

    Hey Kwis, whats up dude? Have you seen the

    by southafricanguy

    banner advertisement for SD comic con at marketsaw.com yet?

  • July 2, 2009, 5:19 a.m. CST

    AGENT CROSS

    by brokenheadstuff

    FUCK YOU. i can say that because i'm going to bed, and you probably already did an hour ago. so FUCK YOU AGAIN. oh and HEY...CHECK MY LIST 3 POSTS ABOVE YOUR ASSHOLE QUESTION, AND THEN CHECK THE ONE 5 POSTS BELOW IT. then suck your thumb till you take a nap. call me - i love you sweetie/

  • July 2, 2009, 5:24 a.m. CST

    This will be SHIT

    by TheManWhoCan

    Mark my words; this film is going to be shit. Loved the first 3 aliens and both preditors, but they were of there time. Studios are in this for the money, period. People (thick people that is) will see this and it will make some people a lot of money, the script does not need to be good, the director does not need to be talented, the actors dont need to act well. All that matters (to the studio) is to produce 90 min movie that the plebs will shell out for. You all know this, deep in your hearts you know the studio is going to fuck this together, make some quick cash and the next day every one on these message boards will be bitching as usual. Even if every one who reads this site refuses to see it , it will STILL make a profit. There are too many stupid people out there! there is apsolutly NO chance this movie will meet the standards we wish we could see in film. Not a chance in HELL. Any one who thinks otherwise, just remember.. Transformers, Terminator Salvation, AVP 1&2, Wolverine... which reminds me...... remember the "g-day mate" Hugh Jackman letter regarding the reshoots to keep people sweet!WTF!! Lies, all Lies. No amount of back and forth chat with Rodreguez is going to hype things up for me thats for damn sure! Look i know curiosity gets the best of me just like everyone else and i might be tempted to check out these movies, but thats what torrents are for (THANKS AXXO!). boooooo, i hear some of you cry! But c, mon everyone does it. We all know Harry watched that Wolvie leak that time dispite what he says. Later Kids, and sorry the spelling mistakes, I can’t be arsed checking this before I post!

  • July 2, 2009, 5:25 a.m. CST

    southafricanguy-kwisatzhaderach

    by brokenheadstuff

    dude(sz) thanks 4the Piranha 3D info!!

  • July 2, 2009, 5:35 a.m. CST

    Harry, I'd kill to see.....

    by InfiniteRegress

    ...those text messages McG sent to you after your T4 review went up. Cargill/Massawyrm mentioned them on the /Film podcast so I guess that's who you're talking about, right? Also, LOVED Kontroll (awesome soundtrack, too) and Antal is an intriguing choice for this.

  • July 2, 2009, 5:44 a.m. CST

    Needs more GIANT PIG

    by GIANT_PIG

    GIANT PIG!!!

  • July 2, 2009, 5:59 a.m. CST

    Got a lot of time for Rodrigez...Kontrol was solid too

    by KillaKane

    Fingers crossed this develops into a worthy companion to McTiernen's original.

  • July 2, 2009, 6:21 a.m. CST

    Nimrod is a stupid name

    by masteryoda007

    Might as well named him Nimconpoop.

  • July 2, 2009, 6:21 a.m. CST

    The reason the original worked

    by Monkey Butler

    Like someone above me said, it was of its time. There was no irony, there was no "sense of wonder" about it, it was just a straight up action movie, with an awesome bad guy and just as cool good guys. I'm not convinced that RR can emulate that, but if he's able to get those elements right, like Cameron was able to do when the Alien franchise was fleshed out in Aliens, I'm more than willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. I don't want to hear about "this is going to wipe away the memory of AVP" or "you're going to see things you've never seen before" or "we're taking the franchise in a whole new direction" or anything like that. Get the big things right, and the little things will fall into place easily.

  • July 2, 2009, 6:28 a.m. CST

    The reason the original worked

    by GIANT_PIG

    is that it had a GIANT FUCKING PIG in it. Even if it was factually incorrect. No mere mortal could have slain one of my brethren! <p>Take heed, meatbags!

  • July 2, 2009, 6:33 a.m. CST

    VACANCY was terrible!

    by Bastard_In_A_Blanket

    That's all.

  • July 2, 2009, 6:38 a.m. CST

    So, no chance we'll ever know the list of directors?

    by brokentusk

    Harry, would Rodriguez mind if you let us know the names of the other candidates on the list? I know it's probably not going to happen out of respect for the people who didn't get the job, that's understandable. But, on the other hand, we know for a fact that Neil Marshall was considered and was on the list, and I haven't lost an ounce of respect for him for not getting the job... so what's really the harm in letting us see what COULD have been? Just a thought.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Sorry southafricanguy,

    by The Dark Shite

    I got dragged off to do the grocery shopping:-(. How un "Dark Shite"-esque is that? <p> I don't know yet. Gotta just show up & find out after the training period, I suppose. Good money though-Japanese salary in Korea! Can't be bad. What is it there, 3% tax or something? I'm really tempted.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Yeah about darkshite, and you can claim

    by southafricanguy

    your income tax back at the end of your year long contract here in Korea. So dude, what do you think of the Na'vi picture?

  • July 2, 2009, 7:09 a.m. CST

    Long Tall Sally She's Plenty Sweet

    by Autodidact

    She got everything that a grown man needs, oh baby.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:14 a.m. CST

    southafricanguy

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Yeah I did, I guess we're only a couple of weeks away from some footage/a trailer? Exciting times.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:25 a.m. CST

    get Vin Diesel!

    by Spandau Belly

    He's doing action movies again these days. He doesn't have to be the main character, but I'd love to see him in this.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:25 a.m. CST

    McG is mostly likely crying somewhere over T4

    by Judge Briggs

    because it was an awful movie. McG, how does it feel for you to be inducted into the "this movie shouldn't have sucked but it did suck" hall of fame? Here you will find such movies and movie franchises as AvP, Wolverine, X3, Matrix 2-3, and well, every other movie at Fox.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Na'vi picture?

    by The Dark Shite

    Where's that? Maybe I skipped something in this TB, but I haven't seen it on here. Unless my pc is playing up again.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:26 a.m. CST

    oh yes, also ...

    by Judge Briggs

    Transformer and GI Joe.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Ask Rodriguez to do the soundtrack as well.

    by lutz

    His soundtrack to Planet Terror was great.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:32 a.m. CST

    and KONTROLL is awesome

    by Spandau Belly

    I didn't see Vacancy because I hate Luke Wilson and his blank grin, and Armored doesn't look very good, but I know Nimord's got the skills because Kontroll is brilliant.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Michelle Rodriguez too

    by Spandau Belly

    I don't need the whole Fast and Furious cast, but Diesel and Rodriguez work really well together. It would be cool if they could round out the human cast with some other cool actors of different ages. Maybe get Snipes too. And throw in that Harry Potter kid or something out of left field just to shake it up.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:52 a.m. CST

    HARRY!

    by Judge Briggs

    UPDATE THE FUCKING TALKBACK EDITING FEATURES!!! MY IPHONE HAS BETTER EDITING FEATURES THAN THIS FORUM!

  • July 2, 2009, 7:58 a.m. CST

    PG-13

    by Series7

    Maybe with an Unrated DVD. I'm willing to put money on that.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:08 a.m. CST

    They should piggy back

    by Series7

    Off of the Expendables and just use that cast.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Is this just going to be in Predetor?

    by Series7

    The language anyway? It would be awesome if they went all Mel Gibson on us and made it all in a crazy fucking language.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Here is the main question...

    by Kenshiro_187

    Will there be an arm wrestling match in this film?

  • July 2, 2009, 8:15 a.m. CST

    HEADGEEK...

    by ZoeFan

    And if you can't joke about other cultures without getting your panties in a bunch, you take yourself too seriously. Based on the fact you don't know me, I can understand why you'd take what I wrote as being serious. But it was just a jest.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Michelle Rodriguez

    by Series7

    Too close to AVP in my books. We want to get as FAR away from that as possible. If possible get actors from third world countries who have never heard of AVP.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:19 a.m. CST

    The Dark Shite

    by kwisatzhaderach

    The Na'vi picture is a banner on display outside the Comic-Con centre. Close-up of a face with some bio-luminescent lights on it. Nothing to get too excited about. Yet.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Cheers kwisatzhaderach

    by The Dark Shite

    I've been looking around the site thinking I missed something.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:37 a.m. CST

    DWAYNE JOHNSON needs to be the lead...

    by Kal Reeve

    I could definitely see him wasting a few predators.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:44 a.m. CST

    DWAYNE JOHNSON

    by Series7

    only does kids movies now.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:47 a.m. CST

    GET LEGACY EFFECTS DAMN YOU!

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    Goddamit, Stan Winston's people fucking CREATED the Predator, and not only have we had to suffer through two ADI clusterfucks, but now ANOTHER effects company is going to usurp the throne? Where's the respect?! I'm still jazzed for this, but my enthusiasm has been somewhat diminished...

  • July 2, 2009, 8:52 a.m. CST

    I Don't Care Who You Were Back In The World...

    by zinc_chameleon

    ...but you keep ghosting us like this, and I'm going to cut you real quiet, and leave you here to bleed. That's the line that pulled me into 'Predator', long before the violence and special effects. You've got quite the challenge, Nimrod.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:53 a.m. CST

    I never saw either AVP

    by Spandau Belly

    I didn't know Michelle Rodriguez was in them. She's still awesome.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST

    That's because she wasn't

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    The AVP movies were so horrible, people probably have them confused with Resident Evil.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:57 a.m. CST

    In the words of Father Jack Hackett:

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    "WHAT A SHOWER OF BASTARDS"! Legacy Effects, I say! Legacy Effffeeeeeecttss...: http://www.legacyefx.com/index.html. Legacy Effects.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Dwayne only does Disney flicks, and NO John Cena

    by Kenshiro_187

    I had to go through both his shit movies. Didn't know better for The Marine, had to support the Mayor of Body-More Carcetti in 12 Rounds. Did you know both of them is the same movie? If anything, Stone Cold vs. Predators!

  • July 2, 2009, 9 a.m. CST

    Nimrod?!?! Did he kill his parents

    by redfist

    Just kidding, I know it is quite a noble name. <P> -lol-

  • July 2, 2009, 9:11 a.m. CST

    I WISH I KNEW CELEBRITIES I COULD NAME DROP

    by F-18

  • July 2, 2009, 9:18 a.m. CST

    SIN CITY 2 Guaranteed Not to Happen

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    The thing to remember about SIN CITY is that it wasn't the revolutionary box-office hit that people hope it would be, and when low-budget flicks like the proposed sequel to MY BLOODY VALETINE won't get made because that movie (called a 'hit' by many) didn't make "enough" for it to warrant a sequel, stuff like SIN CITY 2 is guaranteed not to happen. Oh, and PREDATORS will be PG-13 for sure.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    My favorite lie ...

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    ... recently came from McG, who said the studio told him that it would be just fine if he wanted to make TERMINATOR SALVATION R. Meanwhile, toy companies were creating dozens of toy tie-ins to the supposedly-possibly-'R'-rated-flick. Yeah. Uh-huh.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Spandau Belly

    by Series7

    Michelle was in Resident Evil which was directed by the guy who did AVP.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:21 a.m. CST

    As for the friendships on this site ...

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    Harry nonwithstanding ... as studios more and more realize how little impact internet websites have on the movie industry, and how utterly and completely irreevant online bloggers are in terms of projecting box-office (SNAKES ON A PLANE, anyone?), expect a lot of those "friendships" to vanish, as well as invited set-visits, gifts, freebies, etc. Harry really is friends with RR - I know this is true. But I predict a cold shoulder from the studios that will hearken back to pre-internet days ... coming VERY SOON.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:23 a.m. CST

    toy companies were creating dozens of toy tie-ins

    by Series7

    I guess you never had a Terminator 2 toy? Or Aliens toy?

  • July 2, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Directed by Nimrod Antal

    by Verbage

    Starring Gaylord Fokker, Dick Butkus, Dick Van Dyke, Courtney Cox, and special appearance by Engelbert Humperdink.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Green-screen hysteria

    by Sonny_Williams

    Don't be getting your panties in a wad that RR's Predator will be total greenscreen. One, he specifically said they don't want to be leaning on a CG crutch! And (B), whatever environment the Predator planet is given, there is a location in Texas suitable for live-action filming in that environment. For example, if they wanted the jungle locale of the original it's available within an hour's drive of Austin at Palmetto State Park. Forest, desert, mountains, prarie, whatever they need it's right here.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Get Alan Silvestri so score and Shane Black to inject some cool

    by judge dredds fresh undies

  • July 2, 2009, 9:36 a.m. CST

    I dunno

    by Arteska

    I'm inclined to give RR rope and at least feel they get a lot of what made the first one good (something lost on all the people working on these terrible recent era installments) but anymore I just feel like the first movie exists just fine on its own. Some of the enigma of the creature/Predator is what makes it effective and the movie was ALWAYS about that Sgt. Rock crew and not the monster. I'm hopeful but skeptical. Wish them luck with this though as I think intent is on the side of good here for a change.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:39 a.m. CST

    An upfront commitment to a hard "R" would do a lot...

    by SoylentMean

    to assuage any fears of weeping wound suckage from this upcoming film. I hope that Rodriguez truly understands that. <P> Don't promise us a badass movie, eventually, on DVD. Give us a badass movie in theaters that can only have its badassery accentuated with an "unrated edition" on DVD.<P> If you look at Predator and Predator 2 the level of violence is so over the top, so adrenaline inducing, well those movies are just fun to THINK about. <P> Just like Alien and Aliens are fun movies to reminisce on. <P> That's the level of quality and commitment us fans are looking for. <P> Personally I was holding out that Marshall would get the directing gig, only because I've seen more of that guy's stuff. <P> I guess seeing Armored later this year will let me know how excited I should truly be about Antal directing. I thought Vacancy was a pretty damn good (and very quick) little Horror film. Kinda throwbackish and very enjoyable. So, from what I have seen of Antal's work, I've liked it. That's a good sign.<P> Good luck and Godspeed and any other mumbo jumbo that can help in making this a successful venture. <P> Because dammit, I want this movie to be all kinds of awesome.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Who would call his son Nimrod?

    by Toby_FN_Wong

    Tough times the kid must have had at school.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:48 a.m. CST

    I think Antal is Hungarian? Not sure

    by SoylentMean

    But I'd guess Nimrod is at least an accepted name where he's from, if not a common one. And I'm pretty sure the name Nimrod kinda developed into an insult over time and most likely only in the English language. <P> There are literally billions of people on this planet that don't speak English folks.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:48 a.m. CST

    What's the point?

    by WalkenLives

    Just like Terminator 3&4, Predators will never live up to the greatness that is the original movie. It'll just end up diluting it. No one involved in this project is worthy enough for Predator.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Harry, DVD reviews? WTF?

    by SoylentMean

  • July 2, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST

    WalkenLives, the point is $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    by SoylentMean

    As long as somebody sees those dollar signs in Hollywood a project is at least going to get greenlit. This one will hopefully go the extra distance and rip the spines out of the atrocities that were the AVP films.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:54 a.m. CST

    And for what it's worth...

    by Sonny_Williams

    Bugs Bunny calling Elmer Fudd a "poor little Nimrod" was NOT ironic inasmuch as Fudd was a rather unsuccessful hunter.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Who died today?

    by Mennen

  • July 2, 2009, 10:11 a.m. CST

    The Problem with Nimrod

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    is it SOUNDS like an insult to begin with. Bugs Bunny WAS using it ironically, but when you hear it as a kid, it just sounds like a Funny Name that Bugs has MADE UP. People are less familiar now with Biblical references than they were when the cartoon was originally made.<br /><br />Autodidact is essentially correct though. When you say "No Shit, SHERLOCK!" you're teasing someone for stating the obvious, but the reference only works if the person being teased knows that you're being IRONIC by comparing them to Sherlock Holmes.

  • July 2, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST

    HARRY - Tell RR to get

    by decypher44

    Bear McCreary to score. Please! Can you imagine the hunting on the Predator planet with those fucking drums banging away?! Damn, please convince RR.

  • July 2, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Harry - DVD column?

    by Kaiser Soze

    Harry, the DVD column's been missing for two weeks. Did you file the missing columns report? Do the cops have any leads?

  • July 2, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Harry - DVD column?

    by Kaiser Soze

    Harry, the DVD column's been missing for two weeks. Did you file the missing columns report? Do the cops have any leads?

  • July 2, 2009, 10:49 a.m. CST

    sorry

    by Kaiser Soze

    double post

  • July 2, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    DavidCarradine, whats the bet for?

    by Kenshiro_187

  • July 2, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST

    I don't get the Predator 2 hate either...

    by AnakinsDiapers

    ..it' does everything a sequel is supposed to do. It gives the audience more of the same only ramped up, but also introduces new, and in my opinion, interesting characters and puts them in unique situations. The entire "urban jungle" motif the film was going with was cool as hell, and Hartigan was the shit. Maybe it's just people aren't able to accept a Predator film without Arnold....puzzling.

  • July 2, 2009, 11:06 a.m. CST

    although Danny is no Arnold, he does hold his own

    by Kenshiro_187

    That slap in front of Busey's face, I still do that to suckahs I don't like.

  • July 2, 2009, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Yeah, Predator was AWESOME

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    and yes to Alan Silvestri for the score. Also, Legacy Effects RR, you fuck face!

  • July 2, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    For Christ sake

    by 420 Boylston St

    Fox just can't let this franchise die with dignity... well it never had any sort of diginity after these continuing follow ups that truly sucked. Thanks to the richness of the comics from darkhorse fueled these wretched abominations. Rodriguez Predator will simply be a September or a march release, if he's lucking this thing will be release where JJ Abrams Clovercrap was lauched in January. Let the predator die!

  • July 2, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Im gonna piss people off!! Here we go!

    by thedoctor28

    ok 1st, Anyone who doesnt understand why NIMROD is funny is a NIMROD!! Think we give 2 shits if the Hungarians say Steve means asshole??!! 2nd Pred 2 kicked fukin ass!! 3rd. Anyone that thinks Alien 3 was good is a fukin idiot!! That movie sucked balls to no end, boring as fuk, and the story was horrible.It made A2 worthless, that pissed me off!

  • July 2, 2009, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Shit man, are you really pimping Alexandra Kamp on AICN!?

    by DerLanghaarige

    I mean...seriously?

  • July 2, 2009, 11:15 a.m. CST

    thedoctor28

    by Verbage

    Are you a doctor?

  • July 2, 2009, 11:19 a.m. CST

    BTW, what's up with all that "His name is Nimrod" shit?

    by DerLanghaarige

    I understand to some degree the discussion about "McG", but I don't see the problem about a Hungarian man named "Nimrod".

  • July 2, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    harry just loves to share

    by manbat33

    how he has cool directors in his cell phone, that's pretty stupid. harry seems like the kind of person who would tell the birthday boy that he knew about his surprise party a long time ago to make himself feel good about it.

  • July 2, 2009, 11:30 a.m. CST

    If they could get

    by Series7

    Val Kilmer in this, that would be awesome. Him and Stephen Doriff made a pretty cool team in Felon, it would be cool to see them back together but with Val being more of a bad ass. Also if they got Tommy Lee that would be cool. Since this is a throw back movie all everyone is going to want are old actors. <P> But I doubt any really heavy hitters will show up for this. I could see Stone Cold getting on board. Though if this is just a Predetor movie set in the Predetor world, just a movie about Predetors daily lives it does not really matter who's in it because their our no humans. That would be great if they made some silly comedy about the mudan day to day life of being a Predator.

  • July 2, 2009, 11:32 a.m. CST

    All these questions, and not one about ARNOLD?

    by Darth Busey

    The only question I really care about is "Have you spoken to ARNOLD about this, and does he have any interest in returning?" I keep hearing about the "Aliens" parallel, but its important to remember that there was one major returning character in RIPLEY. Making "PREDATORS" without Arnold's participation would be a giant mistake.

  • July 2, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    you have my axe nimrod

    by TheExterminator

    now make this film fucking awesome

  • July 2, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    uh... NIMROD????

    by darius25

    thats just funny hehhehehhehe... i'm gonna go post in the blue dong thread...

  • July 2, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    At the heart of this Nimrod "debate" is...

    by AnakinsDiapers

    ...the westerner conceit stereotype; "the ugly American". The idea being, since Bugs Bunny used the name as an ironic insult, and it has since been used as such by many people, resulting in its true origins being lost to antiquity to most commoners, the name is stupid. The person thinking this, of course, doesn't take into account Nimrod as an insult is a western, and probably more specifically, an American cultural idea. <p> So this man who comes from another country, is supposed to be ashamed of a name that has no negative connotation where he comes from, and if he was wise, he would change his name for American audiences..y'know, do a McG, so that we may slam him for that as well.

  • July 2, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Good. Some Predator 2 love.

    by otm shank

    I actually prefer Silvestri's score on Pred 2 more than the first.

  • July 2, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    King Willie say that I have to take your soul...

    by Kenshiro_187

    Magic,Fucking Voodoo magic mon!

  • July 2, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Cautiously optimistic about this...

    by TurdontheRun

    Seeing as Rodriguez will have heavy involvement and it'll be done outside the studio systemn. But it MUST be hard R. Why the hell didn't you ask him that Harry? <p>Sounds to me like this is what Predator 2 should have been - a complete 180 from the first movie. Arnold should have been in every Predator - Dutch could and should have been like Ripley in the Alien series.<p> Predator 2 was not all that good. Granted, it looks like a gourmet platter next to all the cheap fast-food dogshit swilled out today, but it doesn't really have a strong core concept like Pred 1-which can be boiled down to the high concept of: A team of soldiers. Stalked by an alien hunter. In the jungle. Simple, immediate, atmospheric, and effective. Predator 2 was just a Predator coming to a big city during a gang war and hunting. And eventually the cops find out. But there's no real sense of claustrophobic or direct jeopardy. If danny glover or his team had never encountered the predator and it had finished up its hunt and left, nothing would have been gained or lost. Arnold's team was in immediate danger. So there's no real personal stake or any real story in Pred, which is why it doesn't really work as a movie. This could also be because apparently the studio cut huge chunks and sub-plots from the film, or so I've heard anyway. Some cool elements alone do not a great movie make. Something Rodriguez and this other guy should keep in mind.

  • July 2, 2009, 12:10 p.m. CST

    that should read...

    by TurdontheRun

    "personal stake or any real story in Pred 2"<p>After 13 years, I take it you never will update this site with an editing function for the talkbacks, Harry? Fuck you.

  • July 2, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Verbage

    by thedoctor28

    As far as ya know!!

  • July 2, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST

    AnakinsDiapers

    by Frye777

    so based on your theory a man in my country should be ashmed of his biblical name 'Nimrod' cos in your country Bugs Bunny developed an insult out of it, and then he must change it? sad. very sad. but looking at all the flames Nimrod always gets I agree. he should change it for professional reasons. I fuckin hate this debate. TALK ABOUT THE FUCKIN MOVIE PEOPLE!

  • July 2, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST

    The skinny on Nimrod.

    by Boone

    <p>Nimrod was a Biblical character, known as a great hunter and the founder of the city Babel, where the Tower of Babel was built. It later became Babylon.</p> <p>There is a legend that the sons of Nimrod founded Hungary. Therefore, the name is pretty popular there, I guess.</p> <p>Bugs Bunny made a joke about Elmer Fudd being a "poor little Nimrod," meaning that he was a terrible hunter. Somehow this turned into an insult, although I doubt that means anything to a Hungarian.</p> <p>And, if you really think about it, it's a pretty awesome name. Just imagine a viking named Nimrod. See? That's better.</p>

  • July 2, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Frye777...

    by AnakinsDiapers

    Yes, based on my theory some people diving headlong into the "ugly American" persona think like that. I didn't say anyone "should" be ashamed and change their name to satisfy such myopic views. Hell, i can ask 100 people outside the door in Times Square if they knew what Nimrod meant or how it should be used, and id be surprised if ten people knew. People in geek circles tend to assume too much about what the average joe knows and the verbiage they use normally.

  • July 2, 2009, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Predator 2: There Will Be Dickblood

    by Autodidact

    Predator 2 doesn't get enough love. It builds slowly to an awesome climax that I may actually prefer to the fairly silly climax of the first film (which is an unmitigated classic). <p> We'll know if this movie is for real by the casting. If I see any hot women, or girly-man actors in the "team" that ends up on the predator planet, that will indicate suckage. <p> Frye77 your reading comprehension sucks. AnakinsDiapers was defending the name and pointed out that it requires ignorance to find the name "Nimrod" inherently funny. The type of people who (quote/unquote) learn a word from context without ever grasping or seeking the definition. Go back to reality television, it takes all types to make the world go round and we need an ignorant base in our society otherwise the marketing/advertising industry would collapse (and the rest of "the economy" with it).

  • July 2, 2009, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Yeah what about Red Sonja?

    by MattmanReturns

    I care more about that than Predators.

  • July 2, 2009, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Oops, I mean "Predator 2" was awesome!

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

  • July 2, 2009, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Borgnine

    by Vern

    No, I didn't forget Shane Black. I was listing all the bad motherfuckers in the movie, not all the good screenwriters.

  • July 2, 2009, 12:51 p.m. CST

    I also like Predator 2

    by Vern

    Of course it's not as good as the first one, but it's got such a nightmarish near future feel to it, with the streets a war zone even before the Predator gets there, and the great ending where Danny Glover impresses them as hunters. Since Arnold obviously isn't gonna come back for more than a cameo (if that) I hope they can get ol' Danny Glover in there. The Predators will be disappointed though that at his age he doesn't live up to the legends.

  • July 2, 2009, 12:52 p.m. CST

    dunna dunna dunna - dunna dunna dunna *tchk-tchkikow*

    by ironic_name

  • July 2, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    i ran into Rodriguez at TOWER RECORDS

    by Six Demon Bag

    he was buying laserdiscs and i was drooling..got his autograph and a paycheck stub...im an idiot.

  • July 2, 2009, 12:54 p.m. CST

    dunn-dunnalun! - duh dah duh dunn!

    by ironic_name

  • July 2, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Verbage, thedoctor28 isn't a doctor, hes a steve.

    by ironic_name

  • July 2, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Harry

    by HideousSecretion

    Interesting article. Good work Harry. Have a cookie. Not too excited about the director, but I've only seen Vacancy so I'll wait to see the final product. And Predator 2 wasn't very good. Danny Glover sucks sweaty balls. How do you go from "Get to the CHOOOOPPPPER" Arnold to "I'm too old for this sit" mumbling old Glover.

  • July 2, 2009, 1:04 p.m. CST

    AND

    by HideousSecretion

    If this is going to be the Aliens of Predator might as well have Michael Biehn. He's already worked with Rodriguez before and the dude needs work.

  • July 2, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST

    AVP got a bad rap

    by prince_fufu

    Ok, I'm not saying it was better than the first or second of either franchise, but I would have to put it above Aliens 3 and 4. The story brought both species to earth, had good action, and tied it up with no evidence except a woman's word on what happened. The Predator's acted the way Predator's should, and the testing ground pyramid was cool. The only problem was the alien incubation time, which could be explained as the Predator Tech was juicing the eggs to evolve faster than normal. AVP2 unfortunately was shite.

  • July 2, 2009, 1:23 p.m. CST

    AVP was shit...come on.

    by AnakinsDiapers

    As was stated in the article and sentiments throuhout this talkback, the real reason Predator is a classic is because of the characters, not the Predator. Dutch, Blaine, Poncho, Billy, Mac, Dillon, these are the characters that make Predator what it was. The movie can be quoted endlessly. Name two characters in AVP that were interesting and noteworthy. Lets here two quotable lines from that movie. AVP was forgotten the moment the movie ended. There is nothing to that movie.

  • July 2, 2009, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Here is the link to his earlier short movie

    by abdulkholiq

    called Biytositas (Insurance). The guy is positively weird. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdBkuEMPzdM

  • July 2, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST

    I meant Biztositas

    by abdulkholiq

  • July 2, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Admit it Harry

    by dudemandude

    Tell the truth dude, Shia LeBeef is the lead isn't he? Just tell us now so we don't form a mob squad and visit your home later when it's revealed that he indeed IS the lead role.

  • July 2, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Do you guys remember the AvP arcade game?

    by Kenshiro_187

    It was pretty alright and had a decent story, most of all you could play as both the Predator and Arnold's Dutch character!!!

  • July 2, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    THis movie will suck, SIN CITY SUCKAGE potential

    by theplant

    I mean, Nimrod Antal, come on, it's ain't a terrestrial name. They guy is another asshole like Tarantino with more talk than walk.

  • July 2, 2009, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Do you guys remember that Simpsons arcade game?

    by Series7

    Where there were like four different sticks and you could play as Homer/Marge/Lisa/Bart? Marge had like a Vacum cleaner? That game was awesome. A few years back I was driving and at a crowded stop light I saw some dingy truck that had it straped to the back with another arcade. I should have followed him and seen where it ended up.

  • July 2, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Midnight Run

    by Series7

    I need to see this. I kept thinking you were talking about that Dustin Hoffman movie. The does it hurt one.

  • July 2, 2009, 2:04 p.m. CST

    About that name Nimrod

    by abdulkholiq

    It might be funny but just to put things into context. Different words have different meaning in different languages. For example Barack Obama's name in Hungarian means Obama, the Peach (Barack means Peach in Hungarian). Still nobody laughs about it in Hungary, they just accept it and that's it.

  • July 2, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Make Sure Broken Tusk is There!

    by zinc_chameleon

    What made the comics work so well in 1989 was the creation of believable Predators, especially Broken Tusk. We need to be able to cheer and boo both humans and Predators. To quote Ripley: "I don't know which species is worse. You don't see them screwing each other over for a percentage."

  • July 2, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST

    the Nimrod name

    by dudemandude

    ok enough with this PC police shit, it's a fucking stupid name already. My name is Ocean, that's pretty fucking lame too, it's just a name and his name just happens to suck. No big deal.

  • July 2, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Series7, I remember that too, memories!

    by Kenshiro_187

    I always liked the Krustyland Stage. You should have followed that truck and stole that arcade!

  • July 2, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    The Nimrod part isn't the bad part

    by Continentalop

    It's his last name Antal. You read it on the big screen wrong and it comes across as "Nimrod Anal." Sounds like a gay porn star.

  • July 2, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Michelle Rodriguz needs work

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 2, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    I'm so glad those Hacks at AD are not doing the effects

    by Norm3

    Amalgamated Dynamics really ruined the original work done by Winston & KNB.

  • July 2, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    AnakinsDiapers

    by prince_fufu

    True, I can't quote any good lines from AVP. But do you have to quote from a movie to make it decent? Predator and Aliens have great quotes, but then they are really great movies not just decent. I enjoyed the "history" of the Predators on ancient earth and the fight scenes. The surviving Predator was the most interesting character in the movie, including the humans.

  • July 2, 2009, 2:51 p.m. CST

    ALAN SILVESTRI......

    by ItsMe_ButWhoGivesAFuck

    Is now needed to be signed up a.s.a.p. He and only he can make this film fit with the other two Predator films. Alan Silvestri's Predator scores are essential to the film's themselves, he has to be signed up for Predators.

  • July 2, 2009, 3:11 p.m. CST

    prince_fufu

    by AnakinsDiapers

    Enjoying aspects of a movie doesn't mean the overall film is something that deserves praise in any fashion. I'm certain G.I.Joe will have some nice visuals, and Ray Park as Snake Eyes promises some nice fight choragraphy at the very least. But that isn't gonna make me give the film a pass. Yes, i thought the history they presented about the predators and Aliens was cool, and taken from the comics more or less by the way, but that doesn't mean shit if none of the human beings are actual characters worth mentioning. <p> Look, all of the AVPs are constructed like a slasher picture, where all of the people are ciphers used just to pass the time and set up for future "cool kills". That's an insult to both franchises.

  • July 2, 2009, 3:12 p.m. CST

    The Nimrod debate is the most interesting part of this TB

    by DoctorWho?

    But can I get the last 10 minutes of my life back please?

  • July 2, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST

    I think we're the real Nimrods here

    by lockesbrokenleg

    for looking forward to this shit.

  • July 2, 2009, 3:31 p.m. CST

    AnakinsDiapers

    by prince_fufu

    I'm with you buddy. I'm not praising the film, but I dont' think it was shite. I enjoyed it for what it was, I thought the three Predators had a good "Oh Crap" body language when the humans accidentally set off the trial ahead of schedule and they didn't have their weapons. Little things like that were good. Thinking about the slasher comment, didn't Predator play out that way as well?

  • July 2, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Predator as a slasher film?

    by AnakinsDiapers

    I'd have to say no. Why? None of the main characters were ciphers. We cared about them. And again, we can go all day quoting lines they had to say. <p> I didn't mention Alien and Aliens because the talkback is about Predators, but the same argument goes for that franchise. We have a sci-fi/horror film with a strong ensemble cast, with writing which knows how to use the short time we have with such a large cast to never the less give the viewers memorable characters which elevate the picture. TWO franchises built on such strength relegated to AVP is a crime.

  • July 2, 2009, 3:46 p.m. CST

    The first Predator is awesome. Why cause there's ONE

    by lockesbrokenleg

    of it! It's basically ALIEN in a jungle, and that's cool. ALIENS worked because they were still fucking scary and we hadn't been oversaturated by shit sequels. PREDATORS? Who will honestly see this shit?

  • July 2, 2009, 3:49 p.m. CST

    RAMBO VS PREDATOR!!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    SHIT! MAKE IT HAPPEN SLY!!

  • July 2, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST

    PREDTAORS ON A PLANE

    by lockesbrokenleg

    I'm tired of these mutha fucking Predators on this mutha fucking plane!

  • July 2, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    RAMBO AND SAMUEL FUCKING JACKSON VS

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Predator. With Carl Weathers.

  • July 2, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    True, no slasher film

    by prince_fufu

    You are right, the characters were 10000 times better in those movies. I think AVP could have been much worse. Just look at AVP2. I hope Predators will be good, though with movies these days, I worry. Terminator 4 stunk. And I can't take my 10 yr old to Transformers because of the language I've heard is in it. Why do you have to put that into a film based on Transformers? Sorry I digress.

  • July 2, 2009, 4 p.m. CST

    Restraint....

    by Cellar Door

    Well..I haven't seen all of RR's work but I have seen enough to know he has a problem with self-restraint.<p>I love vampires yet 'Dusk Till Dawn' is a purely kick ass vampire movie...until the vampires show up and it turns into a shitfest(Salma Hayek being the obvious exception).<p>And those 3d movies and shark boy? wtf? I know they're for kids but what kind of kids? The ones who mainlining pixie-stix?<p>The Antonio Banderas stuff also suffers from RR's corny lack of self-restraint (the extreme example of this is Michael Bay) and I think shows him to be more of the John Woo school than the Tarantino school (insofar as shit explodes as RR's people walk calmly towards the camera and QT's people typically have interesting things to say making them more interesting to watch).<p>I've seen nothing of Nimrod's work but I have to say that the words of Fox execs is worth exactly dick at this point...<p>All that said, I'm not very fond of the idea of going to the Predator planet as it could be de-mystifying in a bad way (ala Zombie's Halloween). Not to mention how is it going to be possible to travel to another planet...particularly with the cast being a "serious group" and by implication, NOT astronauts/explorers..unless it's set WAY in the future. And I think that's the wrong way to go as well.<p>Predator worked for reasons far more succinct than just "being a badass alien mutherfucker who kills highly-trained, machine-gun armed soldiers with his bare hands" and I personally doubt that RR has the restraint to keep that nuance in check.<p>If he pulls a Lucas ala Empire and just guides production and truly lets Nimrod do his thing...and Antal proves up to the task..we might be in for something very special.<p>But then again, we might get an undead vampire band playing magically appearing giant rubber pieces vaguely resembling body parts (I still think Tarantino directed the first 30-45 minutes of 'Dusk Till Dawn'; altho whomever is responsible for that most delicious and breath-taking line delivered by the ultra-supreme-hottie, Juliette Lewis, is a fucking mega-genius and one of my personal heroes).

  • July 2, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Oh, I didn't know that. Maybe have Jason Statham

    by lockesbrokenleg

    instead. ;)

  • July 2, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Fuck Cameron (in the pee hole).

    by DannyGloversDirtyBongwater

    FUCK CAMMY, where's my mutherufcking AVATAR trailer, you self rightoeus cocksucking puny king of the world bung hole surfing insestious shit eating pirate turd. <p> Spelling aside, we will get a fucking PREDATORS trailer before we see anything from FUKING AVATAR. <p> God Cameron is a vagina.

  • July 2, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    WTF is a tarantina

    by DannyGloversDirtyBongwater

  • July 2, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Lol n00b Carradine

    by DannyGloversDirtyBongwater

    LOL

  • July 2, 2009, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Let's see...a Predator movie set on a predator planet

    by skimn

    filming in Austin, homebase for Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios. Yup, its a green screener. An important character in the first is the jungle itself, and the fact that McTiernan filmed it on location grounds the fantasy in reality. I'm afraid this will become another "Oh gee look at the cool visuals" movie.

  • July 2, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Die hard 5 - John McClaine goes on a jungle cruise

    by lockesbrokenleg

    and finds out there's a PREDATOR in the jungle! Live Fast and Die Predators!!

  • July 2, 2009, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Fox quote:

    by skimn

    "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." So this film is to wash the bad taste of AVP R out of our mouths, just as AVP R (you guys want R-rated action and gore..we'll give it to you, along with a shitty script, direction and acting) was to wash the bad taste of AVP out of our mouths...Keep going Fox, you'll get it right eventually.

  • July 2, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    So are they gonna cast STALLONE or what??

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Hes the only one that makes sense.

  • July 2, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Every subject line from now on must say STALLONE.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    STALLONE.

  • July 2, 2009, 4:38 p.m. CST

    If there is ever a casting call for extras....

    by The Dum Guy

    Please let us know.<br><br>

  • July 2, 2009, 4:38 p.m. CST

    STALLONE VS PREDATOR!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Damn straight, Skippy

  • July 2, 2009, 4:44 p.m. CST

    First Official Avatar Face Image

    by BubbaDestructo

    http://marketsaw.blogspot.com/2009/07/avatar-taking-over-san-diego-comic-con.html

  • July 2, 2009, 4:45 p.m. CST

    BALE vs PREDATORS!!!

    by Puddleglum

    Professionally non-hetero!

  • July 2, 2009, 4:48 p.m. CST

    STALLONE VS STALLONE IN STALLONE!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 2, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Avatar taking over = totally non-hetero!

    by Puddleglum

    If I cared any less about that Avatar movie, I'd forget it existed entirely, but this site just won't let me or anyone else forget in bliss. You fuckers!

  • July 2, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Holy shit Harry and Rodriguez are FRIENDS!?

    by MattmanReturns

    Wow Harry, can't believe you haven't told us that before. Oh wait, you did. Many times.

  • July 2, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST

    hell yeah STALLONE!!!!!!

    by muri71

    STALLONE!!!!!

  • July 2, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Sorry Puddleglum

    by BubbaDestructo

    Just thought a little Avatar in the Stallone stew would divert people's attention away from another re-make.

  • July 2, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Just don't make this in 3D. (STALLONE)

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    That doesnt suit the franchise...it'd be remembered like Jaws 3D. Keep in traditional in most fronts...

  • July 2, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST

    I would prefer a traditional WWII setting.............(with STAL

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    I agree with the poster who said for these alien movies, the setting is a character in itself. I wouldnt want CG leaves...I want actual trees the characters walk through.<BR><BR> I'd prefer a WWII setting with an alien hunter caught in the middle.

  • July 2, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Is STALLONE in this?

    by muri71

    If not, i`m not interested!

  • July 2, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Agree about WW2 & STALLONE

    by muri71

    NO CGI SHIT!

  • July 2, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST

    STALLONE is a NIMROD

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    "A mighty hunter before the Lord.."

  • July 2, 2009, 6:04 p.m. CST

    My first post is about Predators

    by YoyodynePropulsionSystems

    Longtime reader, never felt compelled to post until now. "Failure is not an option" is what it took for me to finally get on board with geeking out for this movie. Please deliver...

  • July 2, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST

    how many times has everyone said

    by ukfilms28

    they better get this right or they better do justice to the orignal or etc etc, i most of rr's work but i dont think they will deliver but shit im just i mere mortal!

  • July 2, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    and yes..........

    by ukfilms28

    stallone fucking rules btw

  • July 2, 2009, 6:36 p.m. CST

    sissy stallone !!!

    by v1c_vega

    Why the fuck would you want stallone anywhere near this ???? want it to turn into stop or my mom will shoot a predator. Best thing that ever came out of sissy satllones fucking mouth was "mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm" that's worth a fucking oscar. Comparing fucking sissy stallone to CHARLES BRONSON what the fuck is that about !!!!! seriously that's got to be one of the girliest things i've ever read on here. I'LL SAY HERE RIGHT FUCKING NOW IF FUCKING SISSY STALLONE HAS ANYTHING TO FUCKING DO WITH THIS I'LL NEVER WATCH ANYTHING OFF ANY MOTHERFUCKERS THAT'S HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS EVER A FUCKING GAIN INCLUDING RODRIGUEZ.

  • July 2, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    The best thing to do with this franchise:

    by Logan_1973

    Is nothing. Let it be.

  • July 2, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Very close to anal Nimrod

    by DannyGloversDirtyBongwater

    'Executive' - What kind of anal nimrod can we convince to direct this film? <p> 'Robert "FRIENDS WITH HARRY KNOWLES" Rodriguez' - Funny you ask, there is a man at the top of my list..........

  • July 2, 2009, 6:48 p.m. CST

    i do agree logan

    by ukfilms28

    but hollywood has so many unoriginal and shite ideas these days they just dont know when to say no.

  • July 2, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Live-Action Star Wars Series In Pre-Production In Australia?

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    Goerge Lucas, who will be relatively hands-off as an Executive Producer, has said several times that the show would run at least 100 episodes, and at one point there was word that could be upped to 400. He has described the show as “Deadwood meets The Sopranos in space” and repeatedly claimed that no major characters from the films would be integral parts of the storyline, but that some characters could show up as cameos. The Empire will be rising in the background, and we’ll hear about the Emperor, but not see him.

  • July 2, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    We really need an anal nimrod

    by DannyGloversDirtyBongwater

    to direct every film. Just have a sign that says "anal nimrods enter here" outisde of hollowood (or by that big hollowood thing on those cliffs) so that all the anal nimrods the world over would flood hollywood and make badass filmz.

  • July 2, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Anal Nimrod

    by DannyGloversDirtyBongwater

    = Badass cranky warrior hunter

  • July 2, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Ooops, my bad, Anal Nimrod

    by DannyGloversDirtyBongwater

    = Badass cranky warrior NINJA hunter

  • July 2, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Sorry for the confusion

    by DannyGloversDirtyBongwater

    - Brought to you by <p> Trident ™ and DGDB ™© (copyright)

  • July 2, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    one of the guys at Fox told me

    by Castiel

    that they're fanbase has been eroded not because of the fans, but because fox are a bunch of cunts. word.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST

    star wars tv show

    by animas

    what about those 2 fuckin droids? I hope they aren't in it.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    fox=cunts

    by ukfilms28

    isint a strong enough word for em, even george romero's zombies had more fucking sense than them all put together.

  • July 2, 2009, 7:17 p.m. CST

    fox = assholes

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 2, 2009, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Bet Fox don't put SW on fridays. Wankers.

    by The Dark Shite

  • July 2, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Having said that, maybe they won't.

    by The Dark Shite

    In honour of George Lucas' contribution to the world of science. <p> They say a Dog ends up with a facial resemblance to its master. Until recently, it was thought of as an Old Wive's tale.<p> That was, until they discovered what's known as the Jabba-Lucas chin theory.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Kontroll kicks all kinds of ass.

    by CatVutt

    Seriously, this is probably the one name that actually makes me interested in this. Could be fucking great.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    STALLONE can sit on my NIMROD

    by Pig_Ignorant

    I mean that in a totally badass, non-hetero way. I mean hetero. FUCK.

  • July 2, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Lucasfulm controlls the SW brand anyway

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Warner Bros has the Clone Wars thing right now. I bet the live action SW series will go on Spike TV or some shit.

  • July 2, 2009, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Nimrod

    by BionicJesus

    I look forward to every update on this film so we can watch people argue whether Nimrod is an insult or a compliment, or an ironic insult, or an ironic compliment. Won't that be thrilling every single time?

  • July 2, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Hopefully this flick will be one ULGY MOTHERFUCKER!

    by The_Ritty

    Although I always wanted Danny & Arnold to have another go round at the rastaliens...but oh well... I still love both films... Are we gonna get the Rock oh I mean Dwayne Johnson in this bad buy or is he still stuck at the top of witch mountain kissing & dudes?

  • July 3, 2009, 12:16 a.m. CST

    PREDATOR VS NIMROD

    by dudemandude

    Nimrod wins hands down.

  • July 3, 2009, 12:41 a.m. CST

    YEEEEEEEEEEEE HAAAWW !!!!!!!!!

    by Chief Redcock

    Better than a ho down at Gus Van Rant's house on Christmas Eve !!!!!

  • July 3, 2009, 3:23 a.m. CST

    SCRIPT EXCERPT!

    by drturing

    PREDAVISION in glowing HEAT VISION. Scanning the room. The dirge of alien comms crackles over the Predator's headset, cryptic hieroglyphics weave in and out of his vision. TRIANGLE MARKERS target a human shape. The predator prepares his dual chainsaw bladed fighting staff and bares his sickly mandibles. He's got a face a Great White Shark would run from.<p> The human figure inches closer. Tall, lanky, sort of blank looking.<p> TALL MAN I'm Chris Hansen. What are you doing here?<p> A camera crew steps forward. The Predator hisses. Hansen holds up a hologram of the very same predator with his barbed penis in his hands bending over awkwardly in front of a webcam...

  • July 3, 2009, 5:07 a.m. CST

    Autodidact

    by Metal Watch

    It does not fucking matter whether or not someone knows that Nimrod is a "name in history." I take it you're the same kind of smart ass who wouldn't get the humor in a name like "Gaylord" either. Nimrod.

  • July 3, 2009, 7:26 a.m. CST

    They Won't Guarantee an 'R'

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    ... because it's GUARANTEED to be PG-13, no matter what RR wants. Ultimately, the studios will pull the strings. But you idiots will believe them when they say they did their best. Just like DIE HARD 4, and so many others. There were SO many apologists for the souless DH4: "Oh, it's ok; you can get away with a lot more violence in PG-13 than you used to!" Well, true - but as DARK KNIGHT illustrates, the violence has to MEAN something for it to be effective. It has to have purpose. Random, purposeless violence with no compelling characters gives you PROM NIGHT's remake. And I guaran-effin-tee you this movie will be PG-13 because the producers want little kids playing with PREDATOR action figures (disturbing thoughts, you may begin: "Mommy, I want a predator!"). I respect RR, and I even like his kid movies (I'm gonna see SHORTS!), but it's not about RR or Nimrod Antal. It's about idealess producers who need every action flick to be PG-13.

  • July 3, 2009, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Stallone has better things to do than this...

    by Kenshiro_187

    like RAMBO 5! EXPENDABLES 2! Edgar Allan Poe Bio-Pic!

  • July 3, 2009, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Metal Watch

    by Autodidact

    Yes it does, fuckburger. When Bugs Bunny used the phrase HE WAS REFERENCING NIMROD FROM THE BIBLE, TO WHOM HE COMPARED ELMER FUDD IN IRONIC FASHION. The fact that people now use the phrase without knowing what it refers to does not mean the term is not ironic. Note I did not say they were "being" ironic, which is a different thing.

  • July 3, 2009, 8:51 a.m. CST

    HATER MODE ON

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    Hear that? What was it? Quiet everyone....I'm trying to listen....it sounds odd, like a kind of wet whooshing sound, but slow with the occasional blip that sounds like a tiny fart. What could it be? Got it. It's Rodriguez squeezing out the script onto a glass table above Nimrod's head. Nimrod's got a smile on his face, the sick fuck. Face it guys, we've had one great Predator flick, one good Predator sequel, and shit spin-offs since. Based on recent performance it would take a cast that comprised Stallone, Biehn and Arnie himself, directed by Ridley and scored by Vangelis to raise this fgranchise from the toilet U-bend it's currently stuck in. Rodriguez is a fun director.....Planet Terror was brilliant schtick, loved Sin City - but no matter how 'hands on' a producer he is, despite Nimrod's directing chops so far I can't see these tow guys being the ones to make a terrific Predator movie. Which is a shame, because the original Predator concept COULD be turned into a fantastic, horrific and genuinely classic scifi/horror movie. Not going to happen this time though.

  • July 3, 2009, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Finally, a PREDATOR movie worth leaving the house??!

    by JDanielP

    Count me in as a wait-and-see.

  • July 3, 2009, 8:57 a.m. CST

    It would be awesome if they had a part for STALLONE.

    by JDanielP

    But then, that would depend on what kind of PREDATOR movie they're attempting to make.

  • July 3, 2009, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Stallone should not have been mentioned in this talkback,

    by Kenshiro_187

    Seriously, Stallone is a Legend and who sould be concentrated in making movies that are his properties, like Rambo 5. Not someone elses, plus I am sure if he wanted to Sly can make a Predator-like movie that would outshine this upcoming one. Not saying that this will be bad, but better Stallone do his own films.

  • July 3, 2009, 9:11 a.m. CST

    I'll give it a chance

    by twogunjames

    But, reluctantly so.

  • July 3, 2009, 9:21 a.m. CST

    So, who else was on the 'short list'?

    by scnjedi

    Would be cool to know, just for speculation purposes.

  • July 3, 2009, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Metal Watch: "Gaylord" is Hilarious

    by Autodidact

    And you are one, so stick it up your buddy's ass and send it home. <p> Once again, the last name "Nimrod" is only humorous to ignorant North Americans (and other english-speaking countries where Looney Tunes are popular). It's seriously only funny if you don't know what the fuck it means. <p> Enjoy going through life mocking things that are actually fucking awesome you shitwit.

  • July 3, 2009, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Funny names....

    by Cellar Door

    You guys are laughing at Nimrod but not DICK ARMEY? Seriously? I'm not looking to dip into the shit that is modern politics but think about it!!<p>The guy's name is Richard Armey but everybody calls him Dick and thus his name is DICK ARMEY!<p>DICK ARMEY! I mean FUCK! the dude's name is DICK ARMEY! Get it? As in an Armey of DICKS? Does he mean an army of assholes or an actual army of detached penises with little legs marching across a battlefield? They've already got their helmets on...<p>Nimrod is funny and DICK ARMEY isn't?<p>It bear repeating: DICK ARMEY!!!!!

  • July 3, 2009, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Keep in mind...

    by ufoclub1977

    The thing that made the first Predator movie so enjoyable was they went out and filmed on locations and had incredibly wide shots... that was BIG thing that pushed it above normal straight to video monster movies for me... that and the expertly paced story and well directed actors to build on the mood. So what I'm saying is the filmmakers need to get out of their comfort zones and go sweat it out and get tired... ON LOCATION in order to make something cool. Find a real place that can be set up as the alien environment... just like Tatooine was Tunisia. I sure wished they had filmed Degobah in a real location :(

  • July 3, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Sly and the Family Stone soundtrack!

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    Gotta back the Stallone love. He's actually gotten cooler as an old guy! He'd be awesome in this! And RR has already worked with him in Spy Kids 3 so it seems kind of natural.

  • July 3, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    dunna dunna dunna - dunna dunna dunna *tchk-tchkikow*

    by ironic_name

  • July 3, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Nimrod? LOL

    by moneymouth77

    Laughs on the name... and yeah, Sin City 2 is dead in the water. And Rodriguez has a strange set of priorities. And it's a crying shame.

  • July 3, 2009, 11:23 a.m. CST

    It's Rodriguez at the helm....There's no way to....

    by danger_havok

    ....fuck it up.... The man gets it. He knows what a movie demands....This is a guy who knows children/family films to Die Hard films.... I trust in this film....And mostly Robert. ....But lastly...."WHERE THE FUCK IS KURT RUSSELL?" (DANGER HAVOK) www.dangerhavok.com

  • July 3, 2009, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Will Rose McGowan play a female Predator?

    by Cellar Door

    And if they use a word "predavision" in the movie I'm gonna shit in a cup and sling it at the screen like a baboon with his hair on fire.<p>But I bet Rose does play a female Predator.<p>Wanna wager her scripted name will be "Predatrix"?

  • July 3, 2009, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Cellar Door

    by skimn

    Don't ask, don't tell.

  • July 3, 2009, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Rose McGowan: Predatrix

    by zinc_chameleon

    Raises a really good question: "Is the 'Predator Planet' a homeworld, or a hunting world? A Predator's wife and kids, held hostage by terrified humans, would be a pretty decent source of tension. Again, Robert, raise the stakes for the Predators! We've done the 'teenager entered adulthood' thing enough.

  • July 3, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Wow. AICN Exclusive eh

    by p0llk4t

    We get those about every few months now.

  • July 3, 2009, 3:52 p.m. CST

    What we need

    by Burp Fartman

    1. Alan Silvestri 2. No teen actors or sidekicks under 30 3. The original athletic creature design, not some buffed up dorks like in AVP, original weapons, original IR mode, blahblah 5. Minimal CG (just for big exterior shots), no Baycuts and Baycam (you know those quick cuts and Parkinson-diseased camera handling, when you ain't see shit) 6. A hard R rating

  • July 3, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Hollywood is full of anal nimrods

    by Toby_FN_Wong

    Hence the crapfest we have seen for the past few years.

  • July 3, 2009, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Why does Hulk Hogan's children still breathe?

    by HarryKnowlesMailinator

    and Vince "Greed" McMahon? not to mention the Undertaker, not to mention anyone who has ever worked for Vince "WWE" McMahon. That CUNT needs to die more than Michael Jackson. I will kill VM! along wit' Hogan you motherfucks! bitchass cunts. Cunts will die!!!!

  • July 3, 2009, 4:44 p.m. CST

    What?! No obit for Sarah Palin?

    by FlickaPoo

  • July 3, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST

    DANA WHITE NEEDS TO DIE

    by WalkenLives

    AND HARRY? YOU'RE JUST LAZY. DELETE MY ASS

  • July 3, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    audio interiews?

    by ls420

    hey AICN, its 2009, do you ever plan on doing an audio podcast or interview?

  • July 3, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    KNB is better than Amalgamated Dynamics

    by egoing

    I would still prefer Legacy Effects work on this project. 20th Century put both ALIEN amd Predator film on life support, with those horrible team up films. The brothers suck AVP2 was one of the most pathetic films I've ever seen.

  • July 3, 2009, 6:39 p.m. CST

    You Guys Have Rods and Anuses On The Brain...

    by Autodidact

    Fags.

  • July 3, 2009, 6:40 p.m. CST

    just watched kontroll...

    by kaspianwithak

    that was a badass movie, if the cinematography in Predators is that good, we should be okay.

  • July 3, 2009, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Good Fucking Point 240

    by Autodidact

    I've been wondering about an AICN podcast since, oh the year 2000 or so.

  • July 3, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Get on the bandwagon, Rodriguez, get CHRIS PINE

    by zillabeast

    Pine + Predator franchise = HUGE opening weekend.

  • July 3, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Oh, and get ALAN SILVESTRI back

    by zillabeast

    A huge must for this film.

  • July 3, 2009, 8:25 p.m. CST

    HAROLD PERRINEAU in the Bill Duke role

    by zillabeast

  • July 3, 2009, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Rodriguez, I think YOU need to be in this movie, too

    by zillabeast

    I'm completely serious. I think you would be a worthy addition to whatever team of badasses gets picked off one by one on this hostile, alien world.

  • July 3, 2009, 9:07 p.m. CST

    On the meaning of the word "irony" ...

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    http://benderirony.ytmnd.com/

  • July 3, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST

    This TB has become one with....

    by DrMorbius

    NIMRODIAN Proportions!

  • July 4, 2009, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Yes, Stallone in the lead

    by Star Hump

    and a bad ass fucking SUPPORTING cast, not side cast, you drooling fucking troglodytes.

  • July 4, 2009, 1:43 a.m. CST

    FRANK STALLONE WILL TAKE YOU BACK!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 4, 2009, 3:56 a.m. CST

    STALLONE and a badass squad.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    This would be a nice pic for a Stallone/Rock co-star.<BR><BR> But the team's gotsa be more than 2.

  • July 4, 2009, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Man I haven't seen so much snickering about a name

    by white_vader

    since M. Night Shamalamadingdong first came on the scene! ;)

  • July 4, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Steve Wang rules

    by Toby_FN_Wong

    How much does Hollywood suck if Steve Wang isn't allowed to make an action movie? The guy only made the best American martial arts movie ever and it was a movie that showed that Jackie Chan and Hong Kong weren't the only people who could make great action movies.

  • July 4, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Antal Nimrod should change his name

    by Toby_FN_Wong

    If the talkback already snickers that much imagine other people snickering about it. Don't even let the guy appear on Conan or Letterman. He won't have a life afterwards.

  • July 4, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    You give this Nimrod the rights to a new Predator movie....

    by connor187

    And Iam gonna shoot him on general principle!

  • July 4, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Massive Irony

    by Autodidact

    Laugh it up morons.

  • July 4, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Toby_FN_Wong

    by Baryonyx

    I agree!

  • July 4, 2009, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Well Harold, it's because you brag about your connections-

    by Sal_Bando

    -that makes us out here think you are in the tank for Cokey or RR here or Roth or whomever. I personally don't fault you for it, you have your own faves and you like what you like and what you know. It Does make some of your reviews to be suspect in their sincerity to be frank, and I'd just as soon never see you review anything by Cokey Tarentino or any of the rest of the Austin Mafia (Rodriguez esp. or Del Toro) unless we could be convinced you didn't have this here review already up and running 6 months in advance of the film's general release. <p> You can loathe my words here but I don't care, it's been like this for ages w/ yourself and the site. You have allowed yourself to become kinda co-opted by certain studios and directors, and everyone can see it.<p> It's not nec. a horrible thing, jest own up to it. I see it as Fox News syndrome, they're clearly gonna slam all things Obama 24/7 the next 4-8 years while humping the GOP leg just as much. It's not exactly rocket science to pick this shit up as a trend or whatever, you know? <p> That said, let's see your Friend come up w/ a good movie here. Let's see a good John Carter of Mars movie be made. I'll be interested to see Harold J Knowles reaction to all of this myself. Be worth the price of non-admission you know?

  • July 4, 2009, 9:30 p.m. CST

    I would have preferred John Woo & the Broken Arrow cast.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    ...including Howie Long.

  • July 4, 2009, 11:12 p.m. CST

    14 YEAR OLD WILOW PALIN IS PREGNANT, HERE'S A REAL PICTURE....

    by CharlesThomasMathews1978

    http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/6649/willowr.jpg

  • July 5, 2009, 12:55 a.m. CST

    CharlesThomasMathews

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    maybe it was just uhh...the wind? or something...wow!

  • July 5, 2009, 1:02 a.m. CST

    Willow Palin IS pregnant?

    by Teddy Artery

    HFS! OMG! BBQ!

  • July 5, 2009, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Anything original?

    by Pitfall_Harry

    I enjoyed the first Predator film and the first two Aliens films. Everything since then has basically been shit. Well, Alien 3 had it's moments....still....These damn monster movies have been beaten to death. Where are the writers and directors that can come up with something new? Nobody, outside of the "fanboys" gives a shit about these characters anymore. They're basically "one trick ponies"....Whatever fondness that was left for these characters in the minds of the general public was destroyed by AVP movies. I don't give a shit if the Predators invade fucking Sesme Street it's still not going to make shit at the box office. Where are the NEXT great movie monsters? Seriously! Oh, and by the way doesn't the next rumored Alien film take place on the Alien homeworld? Wow! How original...

  • July 5, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    The name Nimrod

    by The Funketeer

    The name isn't that uncommon in other cultures. It's pronounced Neemrod.

  • July 5, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Alien and Predator two franchises that have sucked

    by lockesbrokenleg

    since 1978

  • July 5, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    1978?

    by Pitfall_Harry

    Wow! That's some major pre-suckage since Predator wasn't released until 1987! LOL :) So apparently the poor Predator sucked before even being created....That's bad. :)

  • July 5, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Danny Trejo MUST be in this movie

    by Lord_Galvatron

    cause dammit... he's the MexiCAN. This would be the most glorious moment in cinema history!

  • July 5, 2009, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Danny Trejo can't eat pussy

    by Star Hump

    That's what that fucking butterface Maggie Gyllenhall said in "Sherrybaby." Said that motherfucker was substandard in the muff diving department. It was a hurtful thing to say to a Man-God like Danny Trejo, even if it it's true.

  • July 5, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    I know a Lebanese guy called Jawad.

    by Pig_Ignorant

    Which would be funny if you imagined Michael Palin's character in Life of Brian trying to say "Jarrod". Vewy well. We shall welease Jawad! I'm reaching, I'm reaching.

  • July 5, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Danny Trejo DON'T need to eat pussy...

    by Lord_Galvatron

    His manhood alone is all that a woman needs.

  • July 6, 2009, 3:41 a.m. CST

    Stallone should take this for sure

    by Mr. Graboid

    Come on Harry... pitch this to your friend Rodriguez. Should be a no-brainer. Oh and put Van Damme in the suit again. People seem to forget he was actually in the first one. Let's remind them! Somethings strange going on in the outskirts of some little shit town... They have to give good 'ol John Rambo a call to check things out. And then we have some predator action.

  • July 6, 2009, 4:56 a.m. CST

    is Arrr-Rod

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    still promoting the red thang for every movie on the horizon?

  • July 6, 2009, 8:13 a.m. CST

    how is this going to be better than:

    by Mr Gorilla

    Aliens? Pitch Black? Starship Troopers? Do you REALLY think you can be as entertaining as and surpass those three films? Let's assume that the action and effects will be great. Fine. But, what have you got that is new to actually SAY to this genre?

  • July 6, 2009, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Box Office Disaster

    by Luscious.868

    You heard it here first folks.

  • July 6, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Uh.............no, Harry.

    by rfid

  • July 6, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Harry

    by rfid

    1) Nimrod is NOT a Hungarian myth. It's from the Bible.<br /><br /> 2) No one cares that you're friends with someone famous. Ooooo, you're important. Oooooo.<br /><br /> 3) There is no chance whatsoever that had a 4.0 in journalism classes, given that your writing displays NO understanding of journalism whatsoever. You can't write well, you have no understanding of punctuation, your site displays no journalistic ethics, and you are incapable of writing coherently or concisely. 4.0? Not a chance.<br /><br /> 4) Please tell me you did NOT call yourself a professional journalist? You have GOT to be kidding.

  • July 6, 2009, 2:04 p.m. CST

    The Bible is Myth

    by Autodidact

    Just so we're clear!

  • July 6, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    dookie and american idiot were better

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    nimrod was pretty good though.

  • July 6, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Isn't Predator about the life of Michael Jackson?

    by BozeMaster69

    Fuck!

  • July 6, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg, yeah right

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    Alien and Predator suck and Transformers 2 is a cinematic masterpiece. I hope your not as clueless about everything as you are about film!

  • July 6, 2009, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Alien and Predator don't suck, but the millions

    by lockesbrokenleg

    of sequels do. Shit, I'd watch Transformers 2 over that pile of garbage.

  • July 7, 2009, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Predator homeworld

    by koreth

    Hopefully, if that's what they're really doing, they'll keep in mind that the Predators are not just savages who wear cool toys -- they are a technologically advanced race and are able to focus on things other than hand-to-hand combat long enough to build interstellar spaceships and personal cloaking devices. Not that I'm interested in seeing a documentary about the Predator educational system or anything, but if we're going to their neck of the woods, I hope they're portrayed as more than just a bunch of snarling lunatics. (The idea that they CHOOSE to act the way they do even though they're advanced enough to choose otherwise could itself be pretty scary.)

  • July 7, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    I say....

    by Pitfall_Harry

    Why not just make a Predator porno. Nothing could be freakier than watching two Predators fuck. Then just for the heck of it one of them slips an Alien a ruffie and then we've got ourselves a three-way. That movie would make millions because it would have that "train wreck" draw to it. You know that "It's so horrible but you can help but look" quality. LOL :D

  • July 7, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    rfid

    by white_vader

    Um, I sort of agree with you about Harry, but it's ironic that you're casting stones in terms od corect usage of terms. Professional doesn't mean you're any good. Professional as an adjective means you get paid for what you do. And Harry does, so that technically means he's a "professional journalist". Amateur means you don't get paid for your vocation, although I admit that hasn't stopped Olympic athletes (or more accurately their agents) finding many sneaky ways around it (i.e. American Olympic basketball team)! <p> The common usage of professional and amateur is flat out wrong, and the general consensus rules argument is hogwash if it's based on such a blatant and basic misunderstanding. Hey, it seems to me that MOST professional journos these days are lousy!

  • July 7, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Aaargh!

    by white_vader

    "OF CORRECT"! I thought I corrected that! What happened? Oh the irony - but hey, I'm not a professional journalist! ;) <p> Now back to more important things like Predalien crossbreeding/pornos!

  • July 7, 2009, 11:55 a.m. CST

    I want my Predaburger....

    by Cellar Door

    Think of the marketing too if they go with PG-13!!! I can see it now....<p>"Predafries with that?", "Do those sunglasses have Predavision? Now you can have Predavision too!", "How many Predadollars does that Predavisor cost?", "I don't know about you, but I love to eat Predabacon Predapizza from Predahut while simultaneously pissing freely in my Predadepends! It's freedom baby!"<p>Wait a minute..I feel the onset of genius....<p>The Devil Wears PREDA!!!!!<p>Make it so you hollywood fucking lunatics!

  • July 7, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    white_vader

    by rfid

    You are correct. However, I wasn't saying he's not a professional journalist because he's no good at what he does. I was saying it because he's not a journalist. This site isn't an example of journalism--it's a fan site, nothing more. There is nothing journalistic about it at all, and there's no way Harry got a 4.0 in journalism, given how he's comported himself on this site.

  • July 7, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    OH-Good for you!!!

    by spiceybiscuit

    Really? Why does this make anyone happy? Why reboot a classic movie? Doesn't anyone have a fucking original idea anymore??? for fucks sake. Remember Bill Duke how great his part was? All the bad assery in the jungle? COME ON!! What's next? Let's reboot Jaws...or Star Wars since that's been fucked up like a dirty whore on payday...The original was able to give us action, sci fi, horror and drama w/out being so gross and bloody, that is what the charm was...so tired, makes my head ache...i'm sure harry will love it when it comes out

  • July 7, 2009, 8:15 p.m. CST

    rfid

    by white_vader

    Absolutely fair enough, my only argument (?) would be that given the current state of 'real' journalism being an absolute joke full of exactly the same celebrity and pop-culture reporting, how can you tell the difference between it and a fan site?! ;) Actually, what disturbs me most is when he goes on about "giggling" and being "giddy" like a schoolgirl. Nothing grammatically wrong with that, but the image of a 300-odd pound man with those attributes is more unsettling than any crimes against the language. <p> There is a chance though that I'm just laying into him because we're getting on to a month without a DVD column...

  • July 7, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg, well I'll agree

    by Fa_Tass_DinoMolester

    with you there. The later Alien and AVP movies were God-awful. Therefore you are not as clueless as I had originally devised!

  • July 7, 2009, 8:39 p.m. CST

    scott glen, sam elliott, kris

    by TheExterminator

    kristofferson should be on this movie. fuck these young losers

  • July 7, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Kris Kristofferson?!

    by Peter Franks

    Ugh...No thanks. Michael Biehn however could use the work and would be FUCKING PERFECT for the film. If you want to REALLY connect it to Aliens, cast the Biehner. He was, is and always will be the motherfucking man.<br> Search your feelings you fucking geeks. You know it to be true.

  • July 7, 2009, 9 p.m. CST

    And fuck Fox and all that AVP shit...

    by Peter Franks

    That studio should be burnt to the fucking ground not only for what they've done to the Aliens franchise, but to Wolverine as well.<br> <br> Fox cocksuckers can burn in hell!

  • July 8, 2009, 5:56 a.m. CST

    big kris>>>your life

    by TheExterminator

  • July 8, 2009, 10:21 p.m. CST

    More Predator = FUCK YEAR

    by covered_in_bees

    Holy shit, I didn't realize they would be shooting Predators in Austin! I live in Houston, and I'm definitely gonna be coming through there for a while just for a chance to see some fucking Predators out in the streets!

  • July 13, 2009, 11:01 p.m. CST

    It's good that KNBs doing the effects...

    by xalener

    That just means ADI can't re-use old molds like the cheap bastards they are.

  • July 17, 2009, 4:46 p.m. CST

    wait... KNB is doing the effecs...

    by xalener

    ...That means this movie is almost GURANTEED an R rating... Rodriguez is either R or PG. Never inbetween. KNB does lots of blood and they do it well. Hell, the ONLY kids movies they've ever done spykids.

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