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PREDATOR Re-Boot Casts Adrien Brody as lead

king_kong_adrien_brody_jackWhy? I must admit I am a bit perplexed by this. According to Variety, Oscar winning actor Adrien Brody has been cast as the lead in producer Robert Rodriguez soon to be filming Predator reboot “Predators” over at 20th Century Fox.

If Brody never did Peter Jackson’s disappointing King Kong I guess I would say this could be an interesting choice but the fact is we have already seen him do the hero thing in a pretty unspectacular fashion. Reportedly Brody lobbied hard for the part to play a heroic mercenary who battles alien hunters. Essentially he will be doing an Arnold Schwarzenegger minus the muscle, Australian accent and swagger.

Clearly there are far fewer true action heroes in movies today versus a few decades ago when Arnold and Sly Stallone dominated the field but this just feels like its coming out of left field. Wouldn’t this truly be the perfect vehicle for, say maybe, Dwayne Johnson – that’s where I’d put my money.

predator-picUnfortunately the man formerly known as “The Rock” is off cashing easy paychecks from Disney in films like “The Tooth Fairy”. There’s a waste. As action heros go Brody isn’t even in the same league as Danny Glover who did a great job in Predator 2. Brody will star with Alice Braga, Danny Trejo, Walt Goggins, Oleg Taktarov, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, and Louiz Ozawa. It looks like Topher Grace (Spiderman 3) will also join the cast in a major role. Nimrod Antal (Vacancy) will direct.

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October 7, 2009 - Posted by | And Beyond - Trailers & News

2 Comments »

  1. While I struggled with Brody in King Kong at first, he has gained my respect and I think that he can pull this off. The Rock is too remake-ish IMO, just retreading what came in the past. With Brody, it signals a more fresh take on the Predators concept I think.
    The Rake
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    Comment by thebsk | October 12, 2009 | Reply

  2. I can agree on going with a regular non-action hero actor but not Brody. Still fighting a predator I like the idea of Dwayne Johnson. It just seems more beliveable that he would have a fighting chance.

    Chuck
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    Comment by Chuck | October 12, 2009 | Reply


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