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Now old Arnold Schwarzenegger’s political career is ending, he’s returning to film. At one of his regular Arnold Seminars, Schwarzenegger fansite The Arnold Fans asked him about his future projects. His answer was this:

“Well, first of all it’s more 15 films, obvious ones from The Terminator to remakes of Predator and The Running Man and all of those things.  Then also a lot of original stuff too.  But I am also packaging   a Comic Book character right now. I’m going to announce that sometime by the end of March or the beginning of April.”

I’m not sure why he said a remake of Predator given the release of Predators last year. Perhaps he meant a sequel to Predators. Thanks to Bat Chain Puller for the link.


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  1. Honestly, seeing Arnold return to film is definitely interesting to know. Reprising his role as Dutch would be a great idea, how big of a roll he plays is tbd. Honestly I agree with whats been said about the decline in the franchise as far as the mysterious killer(s). I think that Predators and AvPR were a step in the right direction as far as the aspect of how the predators operate when on the hunt, plots (whether liked or not) aren't what I'm talking about. What I would like to see is a movie based strictly around the Predators (or yatja if you prefer); how their society works, hunts are organised/determined, their technology, their home world, a deeper insight to THEM if you will. I know there are many novels about them, but what better way to bring the unadulterated experience to those who haven't read or were unable to read the novels. Besides, Predators are supposed to learn and improve after every hunt/encounter with prey, why not do this and maybe show us a bit more. Thoughts?
  2. Again if it's done "right" it would be the best thing for what I consider a "lost" franchise in it's current state.

    Dutch leading a Pred clan is stupid and comic book-ish.  Agree, don't go there, don't consider it, don't dig it up.

    The cool thing about Pred 1 and Pred 2 is there is a sense of realism, within fictional the movie that you are brought into.  The setting of the jungle or the city is tangible to the audience.  The unknown mysterious "creature" that's picking people off that was maintained in the first and second films.  Those aspects have been lost. And yes it was lost in Predators.

    You bring Dutch back and you do it "right" then you can bring back not only the aspects of the first and second Preds but you bring back some tangebility and credibility to the franchise, getting back to the roots of what started this thing. 

    If you can get a writer/producer/director/ to get away from the fantasy aspect of the Pred, the comic book mentality, put him back in our world, keep him mysterious and let us the audience"hunt" and be "hunted" as we were in Pred 1, and 2 and do it through the dogged/ tattered eyes of an old Dutch.

    That would be the "right" way.

    Until then, I consider the franchise lost.  I consider Predators no saving grace to the AVP rip-offs. 
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    I'm not advocating for the return of in his prime-buffed "Dutch" from Pred 1, I'm advocating the return of Dutch 20 years later.  The old Dutch, the has-been, the one that survived a Pred attack and is cursed to live with it.  Awesome story waiting to happen.

    I agree with you.

    Now we're getting somewhere. The only questions for me are ... is Dutch in control of his current situation, (on the run or hiding out from the Government or Predator interests?) Or is he entrenched in some sort of storyline that we will only be able to view from the perceptive of 20 years later?

    A lot of this possible story may unfold similarly to the last Indiana Jones film. Yes, shit happened between The Last Crusade and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Jones was an operative in the war and had many off screen adventures and relationships. Old friends and family passed away, and new enemies and allies we're made.

    Any new Predator script with Arnold can and should have a ton of interesting back story that will enrich what we see in the film, when and if it's ever made.

    If Arnold is a Predator clan leader, that will rob a lot from what has been established as cool. That's fan fic. That's the last page of a comic book. Rodriguez stated himself that it was a one of the fake endings to throw people off, yes? Can someone dig that up? I'm sure I read that/heard that somewhere when Predators was about to be released. 
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    I'm not advocating for the return of in his prime-buffed "Dutch" from Pred 1, I'm advocating the return of Dutch 20 years later.  The old Dutch, the has-been, the one that survived a Pred attack and is cursed to live with it.  Awesome story waiting to happen.

    I agree with you.
  5. I'm not sure I get the thought process.

    So if Dutch comes back it's automatically going to be bad?

    Any movie, regardless of actor/character can be bad or good.  It's all about how it's done.

    A movie with Arnold in it would not automaticaly be bad.

    It would be bad the plot had him become a "leader" of a Pred group.

    It would be good if the plot involved him hid-a-way living as a recluse washed up Vet with gag order, being tracked down for his "experience" because another Pred is on the loose and they need his info from the event 20 years ago.  Ala Ripley in Aliens

    Agree, disagree?

    Like all things. If it's done correctly, it would be good. Incorrectly, would be bad.

    I'm not advocating for the return of in his prime-buffed "Dutch" from Pred 1, I'm advocating the return of Dutch 20 years later.  The old Dutch, the has-been, the one that survived a Pred attack and is cursed to live with it.  Awesome story waiting to happen.



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    You know in one of the PREDATORS script drafts we got sometime around a year or two ago, and how Rodriguez was planning for Dutch to be a Predator clan leader when such a thing like that didn't even make any sense, and even outright contradicts the first film? Yeah, THAT'S what I'm afraid of, and THAT'S why I'm opposing Arnold for any role in a future Predator film.

    That cannot happen. If someone will actually try to do that, the skies will crack open, Jupiter dangles his c*ck down and kills the crew with it. So it's not f**king possible. Even the thought is offensive.

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    Predator King

    oh, don't even mention...


    But I don't see what could be the problem with an older Dutch returning, and as they show us how he dedicated everything he had to track down the predators. He couldn't kill them? Well, if the movie would be set a bit more in the future, adding a bit more sci-fi elements like implants or such, he could gather much more credibility. Would be awesome as I see.

  7. yep,the movie must be about the fight and the hunt.
    And nowadays things go faster and thougher..this Arnie wont cut it i mean look at Predator and look at the character Dutch he is young very fit and at his prime!
    You need a young team some groundbreaking actors who could play a team of cops or maybe better some high tech advanced crooks.
    I would cast Chirs Evans or josh duhamel as the funny anti hero,Michelle rodriquez as the woman,liev schreiber as the leading role....and some other good characters. and they get caught up in a mix up with Dutch and his spec team and shit gets out of hand blabla whatever happends i want it to end bad and the preds or pred win this time.
    I mean 3 times a....
  8. To those who oppose Arnold in a new Pred movie, what is wrong with the "supporting" role in the film. 

    I can easily tell you this.

    You know in one of the PREDATORS script drafts we got sometime around a year or two ago, and how Rodriguez was planning for Dutch to be a Predator clan leader when such a thing like that didn't even make any sense, and even outright contradicts the first film? Yeah, THAT'S what I'm afraid of, and THAT'S why I'm opposing Arnold for any role in a future Predator film.

    There is something of the fact that Dutch disappeared which adds to the mystery of his character, and also even adds more to his legend. We saw him defeat a Predator, of course, add or take the plot-armor and shield he had on but he beat a Predator and survived... The man became a legend, and that's just something you don't mess with.

    The idea of Arnold coming back is nice, but I don't like the direction PREDATORS took the franchise in, and if Arnold wanted to do a Predator flick, he should've done one twenty years ago when he had the chance but he was filming T2 at the time.

    It could be worse... MUCH, MUCH WORSE. If you look at the 1994 script which Rodriguez used, and if he gets Arnold back, who is to say that we won't get a movie with the insanely stupid gladiator plot, with the balls out retarded Predator King?

    Do we really want that? Is this what everyone is clamoring for?

    I for one, don't.

    -Rakai'Thwei
  9. He could play a part in one,but only as a guy like Keyes or as a supporting role not as a the main character again.
    And the story must be very good not like T3 lol

    Exactly.

    To those who oppose Arnold in a new Pred movie, what is wrong with the "supporting" role in the film. 

    I think the Pro-Arnold in a Pred movie are understanding the age and ability to kill a Pred is not realistic anymore.  More or less merely asking for the "story" of Dutch to be put to a close and envoke a new character/story. 

    It's funny and grade-level how the Anti Arnold in a Pred movie crowd assume he has to take on his old role and kill a Pred like he did 20 years ago.  Are you that close-minded in not believing another angle to a story?

    The Predator franchise is not just about "killing a Pred" or "killing man", it's much bigger and more interesting than simply "killing" using Dutch as a buffer and a survivor of a Pred could make a great story and continuation of the Pred franchise.

    If you want "killing" there are three movies (If you even want to call them that) available to you AVP1,AVP2, and Predators. You can either purchase or tune in to the USA network or Comedy Central for that matter as I'm sure they will play on those cable channels.

    For those that like a real movie driven by more than just "killing", which is what Pred 1 and even 2 were, we'll stick with the Pro Dutch take.
  10. Arnold was in the best predator movie ever made !! bring him back again and you will get the best if not the 2 best predator movie ever made !!

    i say bring him back it would be the best he just needs to train abit then its all good :)

    Or the worst Predator movie ever which not only be bad but will also shit on beloved original. Look at T3. One iconic actor dosen`t actualy makes the film great. And while all other thigs are lacking he won`t help either.

    I want fresh Predator film. Without reused quotes, reused locations, reused scanes and reused characters. Only thing that should link new film with old ones should be Predator itself ( the creature concept, not reused costume from P1). This is the film I`m looking foreward to.
  11. Arnold was in the best predator movie ever made !! bring him back again and you will get the best if not the 2 best predator movie ever made !!

    i say bring him back it would be the best he just needs to train abit then its all good :)
  12. Arnold on screen again? Yeah! Arnold in Predator again? No, no, no, no. My concern is not about age nor phisical atributes, but believability. Do we really want to believe that one man can kill Predator like this:
    http://www.nefariousfilms.com/Images/Monsters/predator.jpg

    this:
    http://www.myfreewallpapers.net/movies/wallpapers/predator-2.jpg

    or this one more than once?
    http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj241/antvas7/Predator2_106-1.jpg


    Because if he`ll fight those downgraded buttheads form Ps then I pass.


    Seriously isn`t it better to demand new, fresh interesting film with new great characters? Is the future of franchise must rely on rehars of all thesame (not funny anymore) quotes, scenes and now even characters? If so then once again I pass.


    Yup , i'm 100% with you
  13. Arnold on screen again? Yeah! Arnold in Predator again? No, no, no, no. My concern is not about age nor phisical atributes, but believability. Do we really want to believe that one man can kill Predator like this:
    http://www.nefariousfilms.com/Images/Monsters/predator.jpg

    this:
    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/albums/movies/predator2/productionstills/normal_productionstill12.jpg

    or this one more than once?
    http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj241/antvas7/Predator2_106-1.jpg


    Because if he`ll fight those downgraded buttheads form Ps then I pass.


    Seriously isn`t it better to demand new, fresh interesting film with new great characters? Is the future of franchise must rely on rehars of all thesame (not funny anymore) quotes, scenes and now even characters? If so then once again I pass.
  14. A predator remake??? I can't really see that happening...and I really dont think it should happen (Reading it made me feel the same way when I read about the Robocop remake)

    Maybe what he really meant was that he might just be a cameo in the new Pred, or a small role as such...maybe even Dutch, he killed a pred, so what better Predator/killer to throw on the hunting planet other than...Dutch....

    Be cool to see him back on the Screen through  ;D
  15. Honestly...his time has ended...he LOOKS old...he can't be the main character which would probably be a problem for him...no more Arnold in the "Predator" franchise...they can do some backstory as to how him, Harrigan, Lex, Dallas and Kelly were silenced one way or another for there knowledge of the predator...he's washed up...Dutch will never be like he was in "Predator"....
  16. No, it would be disaster. Don`t touch the legend cause you`ll f**k it up. One way or another. Same thing goes to Danny Glover. I love those guys but don`t want them in Predator anymore.

    I whole heartily agree.

    We don't need Arnold back. Especially with the direction which PREDATORS took the franchise in. I just don't agree with the new direction, and knowing that Rodriguez more or less may want to helm the potential sequel, I do not look forward to having Arnold come back and I just feel as if Dutch's story needs to be left alone and his fate kept a mystery.

    And if Rodriguez does manage to somehow get Arnold... Well....

    -Rakai'Thwei
  17. No, it would be disaster. Don`t touch the legend cause you`ll f**k it up. One way or another. Same thing goes to Danny Glover. I love those guys but don`t want them in Predator anymore.
  18. they should fuse a new arnie predator film with the cast of the expendables, except for that jason stratham c**t who seems to have been put in every action movie lately even though he's a c**t
  19. I'd LOVE for Arnie to come back as an older, grizzled Dutch. I think more likely he'd have a smaller role in a potential next film though, with Adrien as the lead again. Predator may not be "big" enough for Arnie to lead star in again.
  20. He'd just be perfect as Dutch, a leader of a team dedicated to hunting down preds in a sequel. Not a totally action hero, but a revenge seeking leader, who would do everything to annihilate his enemy, and a final faceoff would be heart  (and skull :P) ripping. and this way he wouldn't be the one doing the killing (but his... butt boys :D) Could work...
    (A remake? It's already a dead idea.)
  21. That's a scenario I'd like to see -- Garber's task force hunting Dutch across the globe, catching him just as a crack team of soldiers/cops/cowboys comprised of stars Samuel L. Jackson, Michelle Rodriguez, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, and David Caruso stumbles into the Predators' path. With nowhere to go, Dutch could reluctantly ally with the Predators, at least for a brief time; presumably, after having eluded the government for so long, he could have earned more respect from the Predators, enough so that they treat him as a wild game animal that needs to be conserved.

    That idea might work. Sounds better than PREDATORS...

    Just no BSP or that preserve planet BS.

    -Rakai'Thwei
  22. While I can see why some dislike the alternate ending for the current Predators, the "switch" in the original 1994 script made some sort of sense. In it, he teamed up with the Classic or Crucified Predator because he needed a way off the planet; once they made it, they headed a course for Earth. They were both outcasts, Classic humiliated and strung up by the higher-up Predators, Dutch hunted like a dog. That's a scenario I'd like to see -- Garber's task force hunting Dutch across the globe, catching him just as a crack team of soldiers/cops/cowboys comprised of stars Samuel L. Jackson, Michelle Rodriguez, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, and David Caruso stumbles into the Predators' path. With nowhere to go, Dutch could reluctantly ally with the Predators, at least for a brief time; presumably, after having eluded the government for so long, he could have earned more respect from the Predators, enough so that they treat him as a wild game animal that needs to be conserved.

    Either way, this announcement makes me happy, not only because of the promise of finding out what happened to Dutch, but also because it shows that the franchise definitely has a future! I mean, think about it, there's a *script* already out there!?

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