Laurence Fishburne Takes On "Predators"

12/19/2009 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Laurence Fishburne has joined the cast of “Predators,” according to Collider.

According to the site: Fishburne will play the pivotal role of ‘Noland’ in the upcoming film. Story details are being kept under wraps but the film is said to act as a direct sequel to the original Arnold Schwarzenegger hit and will ignore the events of the "Alien vs. Predator" films.

The project is helmed by Nimrod Antal (“Armored”) and will center on disparate group of people who land on the Predator home planet only to discover unspeakable horrors.

Robert Rodriguez is producing the project, which began filming this week in Austin, Texas. Fishburne joins a cast that already includes Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Danny Trejo, Alice Braga, Derek Mears, and Walton Goggins.

Many “Predator” fans were a bit weary when they heard that the film would have ‘not-so-tough guys’ Brody and Grace in starring roles. But with the addition of Fishburne (and the already cast Trejo), the film now boasts some actors with some great action experience. If Fishburne brings even half the intensity he did in “The Matrix,” the project should be in good shape.

“Predators” will be released July 7, 2010.

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