SXSW offers first look at Predators

Writing for Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision department, Dan Carlson offers us a blog-y account of the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival’s preview of PREDATORS, in Austin, Texas. Carlson’s take is that the new sequeldirected by Nimrod Antal and produced by Robert Rodriguez, plays up the horror aspects while returning the franchise to its roots (i.e., while ignoring the PREDATORS VS. ALIENS movies).

The set-up is that several of Earth’s most notorious killers (which somehow includes Adrian Brody) are abducted and taken to a special planet that acts as a game preserve for Predators to run around and hunt people for sport. It’s a nice continuation of the first flick’s story that also ups the stakes, and the film won’t so much be a revamp of the character as a new direct sequel to the first movie, bypassing the deeply flawed “Predator 2.”

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