With just days until 20th Century Fox premieres the first ever footage from Nimrod Antal’s Predators – the Robert Rodriguez Troublemaker Studios prequel to the incredible 80’s action-horror pic starring Arnold Schwarzenegger – a pair of interviews popped up online that talk about the Predators, along with how the entire cast needed to bulk up for their tough battle on the alien home planet. Predators arrives in theaters July 9.
The first news bite comes from an interview with co-star Alice Braga via MTV where she tells us that she thinks the Predators are “cool”.
“[T]he predators, fans, they look really cool! I was really scared. The guys that play them, they’re really tall,” she explained adding a bit about her character. “She’s a girl from special forces. She’s a tough cookie. She’s a sniper. She jumps into the story and is trying to run for her life, which is classic “Predator” films.”
She also talked a but about star Adrien Brody hulking out for is role (as you know, the first film feature a pack of muscle-clad men).
“He was amazing. When we arrived in Hawaii where we first started shooting the film, it was really interesting that he was willing to really get stronger because his body is naturally thin. All of us, we bonded together as a team. We were working out together. He really changed his body, which is great because he challenged himself to do something he hasn’t been doing. I think he’s done it for some films, but never as an action hero. I think he did a great job. I think people are going to be really impressed with his work.”
Speaking of packing on pounds, Walton Goggins chatted with Movieweb about how he’s excited that this film doesn’t feature weight lifting powerhouses.
“I think the thing that I’m most excited about is our lack of someone that is really big,” explained Goggins. “We’re all regular guys. Except … we do have Oleg Taktarov (Righteous Kill) and he will tell you how big he is, multiple times,” joked the actor. “But for the most part we are all average builds and I think that gives people an opportunity to see themselves in this movie. At the end of the day I think the thing that I’m most excited about is it’s not just an action movie but it’s a movie about these characters that hopefully you will grow to love over the course of the story.”
As for the look of the actual Predators, Goggins explains that we’ll see a mix of different looks.
“I think that you’re going to get to see a combination of classic Predators with a modern twist told by very, very competent filmmakers,” the actor stated. “I think that the images in this movie are going to rival any other movie in its genre for quite some time,” he proclaimed.
Mark your calenders for July 9. Proof is on the screen.