There is some big movie news coming out of Austin, Texas today. While on the set of Predators, the current re-imagining of the popular alien franchise, we learned that veteran actor and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star, Laurence Fishburne, has been cast in a pivotal role in the upcoming re-boot. The actor, who is best known for his work in films such as The Matrix series, Apocalypse Now and Deep Cover, and is currently starring in CBS's mega-hit series, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will be playing the role of Noland. While details about Fishburne's character are unknown at this time, he did begin working on the film this week in Austin, Texas at producer Robert Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios.
Fans who were unhappy with the last few Predator films, Predator 2, Alien vs. Predator and it's sequel Alien vs. Predator: Requiem will be pleased to know that the new movie is completely ignoring the most resent films and will act as a direct sequel to the original film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, in the same way that Aliens was a direct sequel to Alien. The movie is produced by Sin City director Robert Rodriguez based on a script he wrote over fifteen years ago and is being helmed by Armored director Nimrod Antal. Fishburne, who can currently be seen starring in Antal's Armored joins a talented cast that includes Oscar winner Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Danny Trejo, Alice Braga and Walton Goggins from The Shield. Please check back with us in a few months for more details about the movie and an inside look at the making of the film.