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Robert Rodriguez Enlists An Oscar Winner To Lead The Mercs In PREDATORS!

Beaks here...

Could he kick Dutch's ass? Probably not. I just hope he fights dirtier than he sails. By casting Adrien Brody in PREDATORS, producer Robert Rodriguez and director Nimrod Antal have opted for an action lead somewhere between the ripped Arnold Schwarzenegger and the physically unspectacular Danny Glover. For those of you hoping Rodriguez and company would go the body-builder route (hey there, AB King!), they did bring in noted ass-kicker Oleg Taktarov! Is that enough beef for ya? According to Variety, Brody lobbied the hell out of Fox for the lead in this film. As is standard with any potential franchise, Brody has also signed on for an undisclosed number of sequels/prequels. This doesn't mean he's a lock to come back; it just means the studio is keeping its options open. We learned a week or so ago that Danny Trejo is also heading to the jungle to tangle with the universe's most ruthless hunters. He'll be joined by Alice Braga, Oleg Taktarov, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali (thanks copy/paste!), Louiz Ozawa and THE SHIELD's Walt Goggins. All in all, not a bad team. I guess I'm optimistic. (Update: According to Bloody-Disgusting, Derek "Jason Voorhees" Mears is also on board. And Borys Kit at The Hollywood Reporter says Topher Grace is in negotiations.) PREDATORS will begin shooting shortly in Hawaii. Production will then move to Rodriquez's Troublemaker Studios in Austin. Currently, the film is scheduled to hit theaters July 9th, 2010.

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