There’s another short interview with Robert Rodriguez on IGN FilmForce. It doesn’t really contain anything new; Rodriguez said he will be involved in a producing capacity only and he doesn’t know whether or not the movie will follow his script or keep the Predators title.
“We’re hiring new writers and a director and I’m going to produce it over at Troublemaker with Fox to try and reboot the series in a really great way,” Rodriguez told IGN. “So I’m not sure if we’re going to follow the old script or keep that title. At this point, it’s still early on.” The multi-hyphenated filmmaker also revealed that the non-sequel will go back to the franchise’s origins and will have little to do with the Alien vs. Predator films of the last few years.
“This is something else,” he said. “This is more like the first movie, but in a new way. Just rebooting the series in a whole new way. Not a remake, but more like what they did with the Batman series. They just started over. You know? Let’s just start over using a different approach to it. We’ll take the character everybody loves, but let’s rethink it and make it for the time. Because the first one was made 20-plus years ago. So you want to do something more updated.”
On the plus side, the movie will be going back to its origins and have little in common with the AvP movies. Thanks to Darkoo for the news.