Cinematical, have posted up an interview they did with Predators producer Rodriguez and director, Antal:
“How much freedom did the studio give you?
Rodriguez: They were really good. They came down and they were actually great collaborators, because I guess early on they didn’t want to scare me away. They said, “we want you to protect this movie from us. We want you to make it down there and do it your way. We’ll give you a budget, and if you stay within the budget, you can do anything that you want. We don’t know how you make movies down here for that price, [but] we just want to get in the hands of a filmmaker. We know that’s what you do with these franchises that people try to revitalize, like Batman with [David] Goyer or Chris Nolan, just bringing it into their world.” They said “that’s the only way we can pull this off. Do your thing and make it cool and make it a Troublemaker Studios movie, you don’t have to make it a Fox movie. We’ll release it, but you don’t have to make a Fox movie.” So their only thing was make it as good as you can. So they were just very supportive.”
They also talk about the studio freedom and the score and more. It’s a nice little interview. Thanks to ace3g for the link.