One of the biggest horror project currently in development is Predators, the Robert Rodriguez produced reboot/prequel of Predators being directed by Nimrod Antal (Vacancy). Since the film’s official announcement, Rodriguez has yet to officially comment on the project, until today. Below you’ll find out his plans for the film that will be filming in Texas.
“It’s the story from that script I had written way back then,” Rodriguez told the LA Times. “They had hired me to write a `Predator’ story while I was waiting to do `Desperado’ back in 1994. It was crazy, this thing I came up with. So then fast-forward to now and, like, six months ago, they found the script and called me up. `Hey, we want to redo this franchise and we found your old script. This is where we should have gone with the series! We want to move forward.’ And that’s what we’re doing.” Also stating, “It was this crazy, intense off-world story and there was just no way it could be made. The technology wasn’t there yet.”
The good news is 20th Century Fox, who is known for ruining films by getting over-involved, will be keeping out of this reboot.
“Predators” will be shot in his home state of Texas on a lean budget and so far removed from Hollywood that it is doesn’t get run through the often bruising machinery of the studio. “Predators” is for 20th Century Fox and “Shorts” is being distributed by Warner Bros., but “Predators” will be clearly defined by Rodriguez and his personal style.
“It’ll be a mix. A lot of location sets and some green scene. There’s a lot of different places in Texas I have in mind, and we have a great rebate thing there now, only 60% has to be shot in Texas. We’re scouting for locations now. You can find some alien landscapes in Texas for sure. And with the right augmentation, you can make anywhere look like anywhere now.”
You can read the full interview at the LA Times.