Word on Bloody Disgusting Street is that Neil Marshall is about to sign on the Robert Rodriguez-produced Predators, the next film in the increasingly-dreadful Predator series.
The appointment however, if it does go through, will no doubt please a great many genre fans. British director Marshall made his name with cheap-but-effective horror flicks Dog Soldiers and The Descent and the no-frills style of his back catalogue should inspire hope in those desperate to see their favourite Alien-basher back on the big screen. There is a risk, though, that a director with less pull like Marshall might only be put in place to do the studio’s bidding, which is no good thing. If Marshall does sign up, fans of the franchise will have to hope that producer Rodriguez will work as a committed middle-man allowing his director to make the film he wants to make.
As yet, Predators has no release date and little is known about how much budget the studio is willing to pump into the ailing property. The screenplay will be written by first-timer Alex Litvak and Robert Rodriguez.