Well, I just got a whole lot more interested in this Predators sequel/reboot/whatever the heck it is. When we heard yesterday’s announcement that Marcus Nispel would be taking on Conan, I was a little disappointed that Neil Marshall didn’t get the gig, since he had been on the short list of names that were previously being considered. Fortunately, it looks like Marshall is already deep in negotiations for another project that is even more well-suited to his abilities.
According to Bloody Disgusting, Marshall is closing in on a deal to direct the Robert Rodriguez-produced Predators! 20th Century Fox seems to be moving forward pretty quickly with this project, and although I have had my doubts up to this point, the involvement of the same guy who directed Dog Soldiers, The Descent and Doomsday should be a match made in heaven (or hell, depending on your point of view). I know some people didn’t like Doomsday all that much, but I think a lot of the detractors just didn’t quite grasp what Marshall was going for. In my opinion he’s one of the few directors out there who can do Predators justice. Let’s just hope this actually gets finalized relatively soon. Are you excited about Neil Marshall possibly directing Predators?