Now, THIS is more like it. IGN’s finally got the official trailer that drove everybody at SXSW so bonkers. Witness it below…
This pleases me tremendously as ALIEN and PREDATOR movies, when done right, are among my all-time favorites. Plus, I’m glad that it’s a sequel and not a remake. At least with a sequel, you advance the story, possibly taking it in a new direction, rather than showing me something I’ve already seen. I’m interested by the premise alone, which sees Earth’s seven deadliest killers brought to the Predator’s home planet to be “game in a big game hunt.”
Robert Rodiguez is producing this and, while he isn’t credited as a writer, I’m pretty sure this must be based on the unproduced PREDATOR 3 script he wrote about ten years ago for Fox. The story had Danny Glover and Arnie’s characters from the first two PREDATOR movies getting kidnapped and brought to the Predators’ home planet. Considering that Arnie still running the state I live in and Glover is finally “too old for this s***”, I imagine that script had to be significantly retooled for this. It’ll be fun to watch and guess if any of the seven characters started off those two in previous drafts.
Just make this a hard R. If there’s anything to be learned from the success and failures of previous installments of these series, it’s that they work best when “no holds are barred.” That’s the case in the comics, that’s the case in the movies.
But what do you think, oh deadliest Comic Vine community? Does this trailer impress you?
-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia. Watch out for the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover collection this March - - available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.