Following up on the SXSW sneak peek that was released online last weekend, the full theatrical trailer for Predators has finally dropped over on IGN and it looks pretty bad ass. The movie is being produced by Robert Rodriguez and directed by Nimrod Antal (Armored, Vacancy, Kontroll). Although I was initially a little worried about how a sequel like this might turn out some 20 years after Predator 2, the franchise looks to be updated while still retaining the machismo, the gore, and the mid-range budget (not to mention the jungle setting).
I was a little unsure about the addition of a Yakuza member to the line-up, but as long as there isn’t some new type of Predator that uses katana blades to fight him I think I’ll be okay with it. Laurence Fishburne and Adrien Brody definitely fit in, and although Topher Grace has a fairly low profile in the trailer I don’t think there’s going to be much of an issue with him either. Danny Trejo adds more than enough grit to make up for any pretty boys in the cast. “Does this look like a team-orientated group of individuals to you?” Predators hits theatres on July 7th; check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.