Predators Sneak Peek from SXSW


All the lucky folks at SXSW in Austin this week are getting treated to first looks at some pretty cool movies (including Kick-Ass, which apparently was pretty packed). One movie that isn’t screening at SXSW but made an appearance anyway is Nimrod Antal’s Predators. Since producer Robert Rodriguez lives in Austin, it only made sense for him to premiere the very first footage from the film at the festival. Fortunately, for those of us who aren’t at SXSW, they have also put some of the footage online for all to see.

It’s not really a trailer per se, it’s more of a two-minute featurette that includes Rodriguez talking about the movie interspersed with some brief clips from the movie. There’s not really that much to say about it, but it’s definitely cool to see Laurence Fishburne and Adrien Brody on screen. It seems like it should live up to the Predator name… at least more than the AvP series did. Check out the sneak peek after the jump, and for more info stay tuned to the official website. Predators hits theatres on July 9th.

  • swarez

    What’s on the website isn’t the same as what they showed at SXSW.

  • I really like the direction that Rodriquez seems to be going with this. Check out my blog for a few screenshots of things you may have missed.

  • swarez: I was wondering about that. I wasn’t sure if it was a Q&A followed by a quick sneak peek or what, but it makes sense that the whole event would be longer than 2 minutes. ;)

  • I was sort of excited before, now I am very excited.

  • Nick Robertson

    Isn’t it so weird how insanely popular the Predator is, how man films they keep trying to make about them and have them do well – yet only the first one and partially the second hold any value for anyone. Either way, this looks so cool. Adrien Brody is the man.

  • This looks REALLY GOOD. Nods to the original, going forth in its own direction. It looks like this is finally Nimrod Antals big chance to capitalize, in a Hollywood Studio fashion, on the kinetics and ensemble style of KONTROLL. Yum. Yum.

  • Fatbologna

    Yeah, this looks really great. I think the Alien AND The Predator are both strong creatures/villains apart from each other. It’s when you try to combine them that things fall apart(besides some of the comics.)

  • Marc

    Looks pretty cool thus far. I can’t wait to see some more.

    By the way does this take place on earth or some other planet?

  • Napalm

    looks good to me. i have faith in Rodriguez.

  • Maopheus

    Makes me want to forget about AvP. Wait a minute, isn’t that the name of the beach volleyball league? Anyway, there were some intriguing shots in there. Also it says on the site that the formal trailer is forthcoming on 3/18. Rodriguez teased that there would be two Predator, uh, species I guess. The more original one (with updated facial jaws/fangs), and something that looks almost like a four-legged version (from the maquette that was shown).

  • patrik

    It does look very promising

  • Nick D

    I’ll definitely check this one out.

  • The Man

    Predator 1 is one of my Fav’s. And like jay I don’t mine 2.

    That being said this is in my top 5 most anticipated movies of the year.