Predators director found?
Wow, there's a name being banded around as being on the Robert Rodriguez written and produced Predators, the so called sequel to Predator, and it's an interesting name to be thinking about.
Neil Marshall. The man who brought us Dog Soldiers, The Descent and Doomsday is being said to be in negotiations for the role right now, and that has me hugely interested.
I have to say that if Robert Rodriguez was the man directing it I'd be covering myself in mud, running away and screaming to the night sky as I carried a flaming torch. However the thought of Neil Marshall is something very different.
Now think about this for a moment. Imagine Dog Soldiers and The Descent (Filmstalker review), let's forget Doomsday (Filmstalker review) for now, both those films have a strong feeling and basis that could be used well within a Predators film, whatever it be about, the original idea of a creature tracking and killing a team of soldiers one by one fits perfectly with Dog Soldiers, and very close with The Descent, both strong films.
Doomsday doesn't really fit in there at all, and I have concerns about how far from Doomsday his Centurion film will be.
However the thought of him directing Predators is a damn good one don't you think? Just cast your mind back to Dog Soldiers and pour in more budget, CGI, and practical creature effects and we'd be laughing.
At least it's to going to be someone other than Rodriguez directing the film, as I just don't think he'd be a great choice, Marshall though is a whole different decision altogether.