Rodriguez To Take On PREDATORS

How many films do you plan on making this year?Robert Rodriguez is a shark of a film maker. I think that he believes that if he ever stops moving, he’ll drown.

Among the many projects that the Austin-based director has in various stages of development, he has just added a new title- Predators. During a press conference at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios, the director let loose with some information on his planned schedule for the next year or two-

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.

This is not the first time that Rodriguez has been associated with the Predator franchise. Back in 1996, he was developing a sequel to 1995’s Predator 2, also called Predators. That version featured the further adventures of Arnold Schwartzenegger’s character from the first Predator film.

With Nervewrackers already penciled in for a April 15, 2010 release and Warner Brothers looking for The Jetsons in 2012, is Rodriguez planning on filming Predators between the two? If so, when will he shoot Machete, a full-length version of the faux-trailer he created for 2007’s Grindhouse, or Sin City 2? And then there’s his planned comic-book adaptation Madman. And the two films he had hoped to make with girlfriend Rose McGowan in the lead- Barbarella and Red Sonja.

All I know that if there is anyone who could wash the absolutely disgusting taste of the two deplorable Alien Vs. Predator films out of our collective mouths, it could very well be Rodriguez.


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