It seems that Rodriguez himself has more or less distanced himself from the directors chair for the upcoming Predators. Instead, he’s content with writer and producer credits, as well as financing the picture. So, sad news aside, who’s the front runner?
It’s Neil fucking Marshall! BD reports that talks are heating up to get the British director signed. Marshall’s proven that he’s a great R-rated director, though his last movie – Doomsday – was a steaming pile of shit. Still, Dog Soldiers and Descent were really great (especially the latter) and shows he’s adept at directing dark, claustrophobic gore-fests.
Which is exactly what Predators needs to be. Dark, intense and intimate. I want to be scared like I was when I was five and watching the original Predator for the first time. Man, my child mind thought there were invisible crab faced monsters everywhere for a good month after watching that.
Of course, this can still firmly be placed the in rumour section as Marshall hasn’t officially signed on yet. Plus, it’ll be a personal milestone of his because it’ll be the first movie he directs that doesn’t start with a ‘D’!