At a news conference yesterday, Robert Rodriguez confirmed rumors he's going to relaunch the Predator series, but judging by the film's new title, sounds like there's going to be a slight change:
Director Robert Rodriguez has taken on the 20th Century Fox PREDATOR franchise and creating a newly rebooted "PREDATORS."
We've heard the rumblings that this was coming via B-D, but now it's been confirmed. IESB has also confirmed it will be Rodriguez' own take on the original concept and he is in fact not only producing the reboot, he's also directing it.
Rodriguez talked to the audience of press members and revealed his upcoming film slate.
"I'm going to be able to shoot my upcoming Machete here, a sci-fi action film called Nervewrackers, a re-boot of the Predator series called Predators, and a couple of smaller movies called Sin City 2 and The Jetsons."
Wait a minute--did he just say Predators? As in more than one Predator!? What a sly change. Great work, Double R. Get to work on that after you finish all the other movies you probably aren't ever going to start. And make sure Rose McGowan plays the majority of the Predators.
UPDATE: Oh, and it will be out July 7 next year.