Thursday, January 29, 2009
Predator remake by Rodriguez
From filmstalker, There are a couple of big surprises regarding the possible Predator franchise restart, or remake/sequel if you're a little more realistic about it all. First up is the rumour that Robert Rodriguez is set to produce the film, or rather his studio is, but the second big surprise is about the story and how they are set to expand it from the original.
Now if this rumour is true and this is really the way they are going with the film then I think they've totally lost the point of Predator and are diluting the character just like they have in all the sequels and the Alien hook up films since.
You see one of the superb aspects to the first story is the gladiatorial aspect of the two main characters, and the fact that the team get whittled down to a one on one fight because only one of them is strong enough, and his strength is gained through the ongoing battle and his survival through each encounter.
It's also the fact that the Predator is one creature with such immense power, it makes the final fights and conclusion just so satisfying, and Arnie's one liners so good.
However if the rumour that Bloody Disgusting have picked up is to be believed, we're heading for a much diluted Predator and the typical Hollywood ideal that more is better.
Not only do they have a “source” telling them that Robert Rodriguez's company Troublemaker Studios are going to be producing the film for 20th Century Fox, but they reveal that in this film there will be multiple Predators for the tea of elite soldiers to fight against, here's the exact quote they have:
“In the reboot a team of commandoes face down a mysterious race of vicious monsters.”
Great. They've missed the point and Predator will become a cheap copy of the original. I'm sticking with that thank you.
Hollywood please ban the following words in meetings – remake, restart, reboot, re-imagining – and please stop thinking that adding more means it's going to be bigger and better.