Official: Predators Sequel Has its Director — Nimrod Antal
After a lot of speculation and rumors about who will be helming the Robert Rodriguez-produced “Predators”, his planned direct sequel to the original “Predator” with Arnold Schwarzenegger, comes word from Rodriguez himself that the director will be … Nimrod Antal. The confirmation comes from Austin, Texas via the boys at AICN, who has an inside line to Rodriguez. As in, the site’s owner Harry Knowles actually lives in the same city and eats with the guy, so yeah, it’s pretty much official.
A quick bio on Nimrod Antal: He’s Hungarian, but he was born in America. He made his first film back in Hungary in 2003 called “Kontroll”. After that film’s International success, Antal moved back to America, where he made the suspense-thriller “Vacancy” in 2007 with Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson. His latest movie is 2009′s “Armored”, about a group of armored vehicle employees who plot to rob from their own company. And now, Nimrod Antal will be the man to bring the Predators back to glory.
“Predators”, says Rodriguez, will be a direct sequel to John McTiernan’s 1987 “Predator”, and will not recognize the sequel with Danny Glover, or the series of “Aliens vs. Predator” movies. The plot will find a group of badasses (probably very fully loaded) trapped on a Predator planet.
Below: “Welcome to Predator planet, kids. Can I get you guys some sandwiches?”