Do you know who Nimrod Antal is? It’s okay if you don’t. He’s the man behind “Kontroll”, “Vacancy”, and the upcoming “Armored”. But you should start getting familiar with him because Robert Rodriguez just brought him on board to direct “Predators”, the first official sequel in the “Predator” franchise since we won’t count the “AVP” films and all their wretchedness.
Speaking with AICN, Rodriguez confirmed the hiring (which had been rumored in the past week or so as LatinoReview reported) and said that it was Antal’s work on “Armored” that really put him over the top. Rodriguez compares Antal to Quentin Tarantino in being able to handle a large cast in a character-driven movie. Also, judging from the interview, while Rodriguez is tight-lipped on the plot, he’s kind of selling it like “Aliens” but with Predators. I don’t know if that’s any reason to complain, but I think it would be nice to have a film that can stand on its own as an action-horror flick rather than just using the “Predator” name.
Click over to AICN for the full story. Antal’s “Armored” is slated to hit theatres on December 4th.