AICN scored an interview with Robert Rodriguez, and the director answered some questions relating the the recently green-lit Predators film, of which he’ll be producing (see related article). Here’s an excerpt:
AICN: The original John McTiernan PREDATOR is a brilliant action/ science fiction film. What is it that you’re hoping to bring to fans of that film that will revive the franchise?
Robert Rodriguez: PREDATOR is a masterpiece of the action/science fiction genre. Its been borrowed from so much in other movies and even video games (that will now probably be turned into movies themselves) that I liked the idea that we could have PREDATORS made relatively quickly. What I’d like to do with it is expand on ideas I dreamt up back in the original treatment, that had really expanded on the universe both the Predators and other species live in. We’d create new otherworldly characters while not taking away from the draw our main Predator has. I think another reason I called it Predators was to mark it as a project that should be taken seriously by a filmmaker to make a worthy follow up to a classic, much in the way Cameron made Aliens a compelling work on its own, following Ridley Scott’s Alien.
Alex is passionate about re-inventing the series to a new and exciting level, and as a fan myself I’m all for it.
Be sure to head on over to AICN to read the rest of the interview.