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Predators – A look at Alice Braga’s Isabelle

Posted by LiveFor on April 21, 2010

Here is a look at Alice Braga’s character, Isabelle. You can see her in the photo above with Adrien Brody.

Predators is due out on 9th July 2010 and stars Topher Grace, Adrien Brody, Alice Braga, Danny Trejo, Laurence Fishburne, Derek Mears, Brian Steele, Walton Goggins. The film is directed by Nimród Antal.

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Predators – A glimpse of a predator hound, Black Predator and the humans

Posted by LiveFor on March 8, 2010

This photo from Robert Rodriguez’s Trouble Maker Studios show various pieces of concept art from Nimród Antal’s Predators.

In pic from Empire magazine, io9 point out the Predator with the hunting hound on the left, the Black Predator on the right along with some of the human characters:

– Isabelle, a sniper and mysterious goverment ops agent
– Stans, a shiv-wielding inmate
– Nikolai, a chaingun-carrying Russian soldier
– Hanzo, a yakuza enforcer

The film stars Topher Grace, Adrien Brody, Walton Goggins, Alice Braga, Danny Trejo, Walt Goggins, Oleg Taktarov, Louiz Ozawa, Laurence Fisburne and Derek Mears.

I had posted some photos from the set of the shoot a while ago (check them out here). Our first glimpse at some footage from the film will be at this years SXSW Film Festival.

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Predators – Laurence Fishburne joins the crew

Posted by LiveFor on December 18, 2009

Predators is the reboot / sequel being produced by Robert Rodriguez and directed by Nimrod Antal.

Antal made a film called Armored that stars Laurence Fishburne.

Collider have the news that Fishburne will be starring in Predators as a character called Noland.

The film follows the story of a group of people (soldiers, cops, killers etc) who find themselves stranded on an alien planet and are “hunted by members of a merciless alien race known as Predators.”

The movie’s previously announced cast includes Topher Grace, Adrien Brody, Walton Goggins, Alice Braga, Danny Trejo, Walt Goggins, Oleg Taktarov, Louiz Ozawa and Derek Mears.

20th Century Fox has announced a 9th July 2010 release date.

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Derek Mears talks about Predators

Posted by LiveFor on June 11, 2009

Derek Mears, the guy who played Jason in the Friday the 13th reboot has apprantly been rumoured to have something to do with Robert Rodriguez’s Predators.

This video below from MovieWeb shows that it was news to Derek, but he does seem excited at the prospect.

He’s got the build and the speed to make a pretty good Predator, but again, it is very early days on the project and I doubt they’ve got into the casting yet.

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Friday the 13th, 2009 – Movie Review

Posted by LiveFor on February 13, 2009

Director: Marcus Nispel
Starring: Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Amanda Righetti, Travis Van Winkle, Aaron Yoo, Derek Mears, Nana Visitor, America Olivo
Running Time:
Score: 5 / 10

This review by Babubhaut.

The scariest part of the new remake Friday the 13th … that’s right, getting into your car and realizing that the eternity was only 90 minutes. All jokes aside, what I learned from the newest installment in one of horror’s never-ending franchises is that you do not mess with Jason Voorhees’s weed. The guy has a nice little crop growing over there at Camp Crystal Lake, and he protects it with his machete and burlap bag covered grotesque mug. Honestly, the first few deaths can all be attributable to people trying to cut in on the drug trade, but don’t worry, that story thread is soon abandoned and we get back to the gratuitous nudity, impressive death scenes where you actually get to see things impaled into people’s heads numerous times, and a lot of running and screaming away from the big guy. I apologize for being so tongue-in-cheek here, because the film really wasn’t that tragic. I’ll admit that the original bored me to tears and I enjoyed Freddy Vs Jason, (probably because I love me some Kruger), and this one had some laughs—that’s right, the laughs worked—and some decent moments as far as the genre goes. Still, though, that banned Nike commercial with the out of shape Jason is by far the best adaptation of the myth, or was that more Texas Chainsaw? What the film gets right: playing a Santogold track during a sex scene, so I could at least enjoy a good tune. Okay, I’ll be serious now … I really enjoyed the beginning, no joke. It all starts with the revelation that concludes the original film. Here is young Jason’s mother coming upon the last camp counselor that neglected him, allowing his drowning in the lake. She has killed everyone else and is about to complete her revenge when her inevitable demise occurs—all while the boy watches on. Was he really dead? Did he rise from purgatory to avenge himself and his mother? Who cares; he’s there, he’s sad, and he decides to spend the next twenty years bulking up like a professional wrestler, earning all his merit badges, (I mean look at those perfect knots collecting dust on his cabin’s wall), and honing his archery skills with deadly precision. But that’s not all for the prologue to the tale, no, we also get to watch a horny quintet visit the secluded area and be ravished sexually by each other and violently by the homicidal maniac. This is where it may hurt me being such a cinema fan; I knew it was still the prologue since none of the “stars” were yet in attendance. Everyone else in the theatre seemed to not know this and clapped when the title finally made its way on screen about twenty minutes in.

Why did that short sequence work, besides having everything you need in a successful slasher film—namely gore, Jonathan Sadowski’s fantastic comic relief, a very not so shy America Olivo, and the discovery of Jason’s creepily realized lair? It did because everyone was expendable, no stars had to survive until the end because they are collecting a paycheck and our country’s short attention spans need a recognizable face to fork over their hard-earned cash. This is what true genre success needs, absolute anonymity and the unknown of who may survive, if anyone. Unfortunately, after those twenty minutes, we are treated to your regular run-of-the-mill/get your frights mediocrity. Rich kids galore with Daddy’s boy prick versus brooding leading man looking for his sister, (who had been taking care of their cancer stricken mother, cue the sensitivity tears), and the obligatory machismo rearing its head like only spoiled brats can show. You want them all to die, and for the most part they do, but it is just so obvious and cliché; the only enjoyment you’ll get will be wondering what horrific fatality can be coming next.

I lied, that’s not the only enjoyment; there is always Aaron Yoo. The guy truly is gold in everything I’ve seen him in. Ultimately here for comic relief, I actually hoped he might somehow survive all the carnage. He and Arlen Escarpeta are great together, (love the exchange concerning the bong), and I found them so much more endearing then Travis Van Winkle’s Trent, whom you want to kill yourself, and our leads Jared Padalecki and Danielle Panabaker. It appears that “Supernatural” isn’t paying enough these days with both stars seeking shelter in horror remakes, (co-star Jensen Ackles just graced the silver screen in My Bloody Valentine 3D). Padalecki is okay; the film doesn’t ask too much from him and he isn’t one to try and do more than he should. Panabaker, on the other hand, is a very interesting choice to be cast here. Known mostly as a mousy, nerdy girl in Empire Falls and Sky High, she is all of a sudden the “girlfriend” of mister Joe Cool Popular Trent and a total departure from the big-bosomed blonde bimbos her group consists of. Inspired casting? Sure, maybe. Does she shine and carry the film into a credible stratosphere? No.

When all is said and done, if you enjoy slasher films for what they usually promise—blood, camp, nudity, and more blood—you’ll probably have a good time. It’s all been done before, the turning of old classics that had a shred of subtlety and nuance into quasi-snuff films. However, since I wasn’t a big fan of the original, I appreciated what director Marcus Nispel attempted. Rather than a remake, he instead opens the film with a distilled version of the 1980 original, (even captioning the first scene as 1980 before getting to the “present day”), and makes his own piece to add to the legacy of the hockey mask. More Jason XI than Jason I Redux, it could have been a lot worse. But then again, I could have stayed home and not been any worse for wear.

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Friday the 13th – Interview with Derek Mears aka Jason

Posted by LiveFor on February 7, 2009

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Friday the 13th Remake Teaser Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on October 22, 2008

Not really sure what to make of the Friday the 13th reboot movie from this trailer. Seems like a lot of other recent horror movies. Although Jason’s mask is cool and he does move pretty fast when he appears near the end.

What do you think of it?


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Jason’s face revealed

Posted by LiveFor on September 29, 2008

HorrorBid has the first look at actor Derek Mears unmasked and made-up as the Crystal Lake Serial Killer in Platinum Dunes‘ 2009 reboot of Friday the 13th.

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Friday the 13th – You can’t kill me. I’m a Derek

Posted by LiveFor on August 1, 2008

This is the dude who will be playing hockey faced Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th remake. His name is Derek Mears and he is an actor / stuntman. Unsurprisingly he starred in The Hills Have Eyes 2 (he looks like the bald guy from the original and Weird Science. I forget his name. Had googly eyes). He has also been a stuntman in Indy 4 (but don’t hold that against him). He’s 6’5″ so I think he’ll meet the Jason requirement for scariness. In the remake Jason is going to be fast. Not the lumbering fool from previous movies.

Jason’s mum, Pamela Voorhees, is going to be played by Nana Visitor (Major Kira from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine). The victims include Jared Padalecki (Sam from the TV show Supernatural), Amanda Righetti, Danielle Panabaker, Travis Van Winkle (his real name apparantly) and Aaron Yoo as Chewie (not a Wookie).

Still not too sure whether to be excited about this. Warner Bros did ask me to take down some photos of Jason a while back, but I won’t hold that against them. I’ll keep you posted.

The film is produced by Michael Bay and directed by Marcus Nispel. He directed Pathfinder (that did well!), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (not seen it. Love the original though), and videos for Cher and Billy Joel. Make your own decision as to what that foretells. They’re certainly horrific.

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