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Nimrod Antal chases down 'Predators'

MUMBAI: Nimrod Antal, the director of the horror film Vacancy has been hired to direct Predators for Fox and producer Robert Rodriguez.

Alex Litvak and Michael Finch have written the script, which the studio is hoping will revive the alien-hunter franchise in a solo outing for the first time since 1990.


The dreadlocked menace, who first appeared in a Central American jungle stalking Arnold Schwarzenegger and friends in 1987, has had two solo features and a pair of matchups with the double-jawed badasses of the "Alien" franchise.


In this version, a group of humans will find themselves stranded on a planet home to Predators and must survive the horrors they encounter. James Cameron pulled a similar move with his advancement of the Alien franchise in his Aliens.


The new iteration, which Rodriguez (Planet Terror) has been hoping to make since 1994, when he was hired to write a screenplay for a second sequel, is scheduled for a 7 July, 2010 release.

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TV and film exporters' council plans 'content certification', elects Ultra's Agrawal and Shemaroo's Gada

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Simran: Ill-defined

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