Robert Rodriguez Rebooting ‘Predator’

predatorposterIts reboot and remake week here at The Flickcast and this time around we’ve got another one for you. According to a report at IESB, director, writer, producer, editor and steadicam operator Robert Rodriguez announced plans today that he will be helming a re-boot of the Predator franchise called Predators.

Rodriguez made the announcement at a press conference in Texas for the signing of a new bill to help bring more film production into the state. Here’s the multi-talented hyphenate’s own words on the subject, as quoted in the article:

“I’m going to be able to shoot my upcoming Machete here, a sci-fi action film called Nervewrackers, a re-boot of the Predator series called Predators, and a couple of smaller movies called Sin City 2 and The Jetsons.”

So, it seems there’s going to be a lot of production going in in the Lone Star State in the coming months and years. Maybe its time to consider that move to Austin I’ve been thinking about? Of course the real question is do we actually need a reboot of the Predator franchise?

Update: There’s new information surfacing today from ERC that there is, in fact, a new Predator movie in the works but Robert Rodriguez has not taken on the role of writer/director — at least not yet. Instead, he’s producing the film and Fox has already given it a release data: July 7, 2010. Be careful what you wish for.

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