Happy 30th Anniversary Predator 1!

Looking good…

…but not as good as Predator 2.

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Quappchatz intern Jerkwater Berg has recently returned from an exclusive press-only announcement, made outside TopMan on Bold St, Liverpool, that confirmed acclaimed director Roberto Rodriguez is indeed to helm a second sequel to the previous second Predator 2 sequel, Predators – to be known as ‘The Predators 2’, to avoid confusion with the popular first sequel Predators 2 which starred Danny Glover and John Leguiziamo.

Contrary to unfounded rumours that have been circulating the net over recent months, Liam Neeson will not be returning to the franchise, apparently due to nervous studio execs being uncomfortable about his advancing age, and have brought in the box-office golden child Nicholas Cage (39) to add some much needed gravitas to the series.

Director Rodriguez (pictured here in full Predator costume) was tight lipped about the story line, but had this to say:

“I’m very glad to be returning to the series that made household names of Gary Busey, Ernie Hudson, and Jason Swayze. It’s been a dream of mine to see the story come full-circle, so without giving too much away, lets just say there will be time travel, and the door is definitely open for the original film’s star Jesse Venutura to come back into the fold.”

More news as we have it. That’s Quappchatz!

Here at Quappchatttxxz we are happy to exclusively reveal the news that has got the internet buzzing for the past few weeks – exactly what are Paramount announcing at Comic Con on 20th July with regards to the Predator franchise.

Our man inside has let it slip that rising star Liam Neeson, best known for his action-hero roles in thrillers such as Shindlers List, Nell and Love Actually, has been signed on as the lead in the new inner-city set Predator movie.

Out tipster has told us that the studio are planning a sequel to the original Predator movie staring Arnold Schwarzenegger, rather than a follow up to Robert Rodrigues’s 2008 re-boot of the franchise, but following a plot that disregards that of Predator 2.

“I’m not sure why the studio has chosen to ignore what is commonly held to be the best film in the series, but for better or worse that’s the path that they have set out on, and going to stick to it. They’re asking those involved to think of it in the same way that Godfather 3 is a direct sequel to the original Godfather, which disregards everything from the weak link in the series – Godfather 2. Let’s just say it’s characters that exist in the same universe as Predator 2, but perhaps in an alternate timeline, which exists both before AND after the Danny Glover hit from 1986 – so almost a sequel that is wrapped around the original Predator 2, but not inside it.”

There’s no official word yet on who will helm the movie, although big hitters such as Brett Ratner and McG are thought to be itching at the hip to get involved – especially with them both being hot off the back of successful franchise relaunches (Silence of the Lambs 4 and Terminator 3 respectively).

Our man in the know has also hinted that Joe Pesci is being lined up for a supporting role, but we’ve so far been unable to corroborate these reports. More news as we have it, but for now, that’s Quapppxtatz.

Predator is the ultimate hunter – all fans know as much of course. But here we have proof of that fact – and what’s more proof that no one move franchise can contain him.

Thanks to Christian at www.channelflip.com for sending us this awesome clip!

Some days you’d be forgiven for thinking that we were the last true supporters of Predater 2, as many reviews and websites are labouring under the misaprehension that it’s some kind of ‘inferior sequel’ or just a ‘pale knock off of the original, filmed only to make money, and lacking any of the charm, pace, characterisation, and atmosphere of the orignial’.

Well they’re dead wrong.

We know it, but so does Time Out magazine, who are encouraging the haters to cut Predertor 2 some slack in their online article ‘Lay off Prederter 2’. Check it out now!

http://www.timeout.com/film/features/show-feature/10289/Lay_off-Predator_2-.html

 

Check out these AWESOME Predator 2 sunnies from ‘Ray-Bans’:

http://www.ray-ban.com/usa/rb2027

No info on the site about the specifc movie tie-in, but I guess if you’re a fan, you’ll be in the know. My bet is (without checking) that these are the ones Gary Busey wears!

Any thoughts guys? If I find out any more I’ll keep you posted here on the No.1 Predator 2 Fan Site.

Either way, these are AWESOME and I just wish I had the $120 dollas to buy them ($150 with polarized lenses – for cold weather maybe?).

We came across this review of Predator 2 on the ‘Old Game Reviewer’ site where web-logger J P Roscoe gets it all off his chest in his in-depth breakdown of the movie.

No stone is left unturned in what is one of the most comprehensive deconstructions of the movie that we’ve ever read – and here at Quapptchatzzdrs we pride ourselves on knowing what’s-what and who’s-where when it comes to Predators 2 reviews.

So follow the link for such thought provoking insights as “I wish the series had gone completely different with a woman or a street smart character as the predator’s prey”.

Enjoy…

http://oldgamereviewer.com/2012/06/26/predator-2-1990-review/