Predators Script Review Reveals Plot Details, Potentially Awesome Cameo
The boys at Latino Review have landed a current draft of the script for the Robert Rodriguez-produced and written “Predators”, and according to them, it’s better than a punch to the face. Well okay, they didn’t say that, but apparently it’s really good. Nimród Antal will direct the film for FOX for a 2010 release date.
WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW!!!
So, in a nutshell, here’s the plot of “Predators”:
The film will follow our main character, a cop name Royce, who is abducted and tossed into the wild jungles of the Predator’s home planet to be hunted for sport. He discovers he’s not the only one; there are seven other recent abductees, all badasses from Earth, including:
Isabelle, a French female sniper.
Cuchillo, a Uzi-armed Mexican enforcer (to be played by Rodriguez player Danny Trejo, whose casting was recently announced).
Nikolai, a Russian gangster with a machinegun.
Stans, a San Quentin con who sounds like he was patterned after Vin Diesel’s Riddick character, complete with prison shank.
Mombasa, an African death squad member.
Hanzo, a Japanese Yakuza gangster with a sword.
Edwin, one of those white-collar serial killer types.
The humans are being hunted by uber Predators called the Black Super Predators (nice name, Robert, you think that up yourself?), and stumble across an American soldier who was brought to the planet years ago as game, but has managed to survive in a cave.
The reviewer also reveals a major cameo in “Predators” by a familiar face — that’s right, Dutch from the first “Predator”, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. It’s not really clear if Dutch is the same “American soldier” who has been living on the planet for years as mentioned above, since the reviewer calls that character by another name. I suppose it could be Dutch, and in fact, it might actually make sense that it is Dutch, right?
I guess we’ll find out when “Predators” lands in July 2010.
Oh who are we kidding. We’ll probably find out before then. This is the age of the Internet, after all.