Laurence Fishburne Joins the Cast of ‘Predators’!

The veteran actor and star of ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ joins the cast of Robert Rodriguez's re-boot of the popular sci-fi series.
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Laurence Fishburne Joins the Cast of ‘Predators’!

Laurence Fishburne joins Predators 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.

Predators was released July 9th, 2010.

Sources: Jami Philbrick

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  • slysnide • 6 years ago

    comrade: when he stopped appearing in great flicks for a several year stinit and landed a role on CSI:, whose commitments as a once a week show can easily delay other filming projects.

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    • captainrumi • 6 years ago

      *biztositas (it's an a' )

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      • captainrumi • 6 years ago

        Fallen: here we go again...? What's your problem with Antal? I bet you didn't see any of his foreign language films like Kontroll or Biztosítás. Vacancy and Armored were bad ( if they were) because of the writers. He did well as a director and I'm not saying this because he is hungarian like me.

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        • vampire2000 • 6 years ago

          I'm interested in seeing how this one turns out. It's awesome to see a great actor like Fishburne joining the cast. It gives me more hope! lol.

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          • narrator • 6 years ago

            And guys, Topher is playing a serial killer... f*ck yes anyone? I mean is he has the chops he can go american psycho. And the thought of Adrian Brody as a mercenary and Larry in this... too good to be true. We of course know that Fishbourne will die. The good guys always do but we know he'll die fighting most likely.

            Only main problem: "...is being helmed by Armored director Nimrod Antal"

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            • narrator • 6 years ago

              And Err hit it dead on, Predators 2 is almost as underrated as Constantine. It was a good sci-fi film and the ending was killer.

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              • narrator • 6 years ago

                Hell yess!

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                • newkill200 • 6 years ago

                  When did he ever lose his bad ass rep?

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                  • slysnide • 6 years ago

                    Yeah that's right! Take back your badass rep Larry!

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                    • newkill200 • 6 years ago

                      Topher grace should get skinned.

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                      • the-kwisatz-haderach • 6 years ago

                        Should be cool. I have to admit though that one of my favorite flicks is Predator 2 with Danny Glover and Gary Busey, a little Bill Paxton, you got to love the casting. AVP sucked but I rather enjoyed Requiem. regardless bring it on, Im excited for a new Predator film!

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                        • err2005 • 6 years ago

                          like, he dies as a result of getting anally raped by a bunch of predator-world animals.

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                          • err2005 • 6 years ago

                            just do like me and hope the writers have the good sense to kill topher in the most horrible way possible.

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                            • chad-vital • 6 years ago

                              Topher? Really? Lol.

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                              • choro2326 • 6 years ago

                                Fans were unhappy with Predator 2? WTF!!! Predator 2 is an AWESOME movie. The latest predators movie sucked balls...Rodriguez better NOT f*ck this up!!!.......Laurence Fishburne, good choice for this movie....

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                                • err2005 • 6 years ago

                                  i'd like to think raimi had the good sense to wash his hands of that series once they hired billy zane, but i dont really know.

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                                  • newkill200 • 6 years ago

                                    Yeah, did Raimi do 2 or did he just produce?

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                                    • err2005 • 6 years ago

                                      oh god i watched darkman 2 and 3 a couple months ago--- f*cking paaaaainful, it was so bad.

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                                      • newkill200 • 6 years ago

                                        Hell yeah. Darkman 3: Die Darkman Die.

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                                        • err2005 • 6 years ago

                                          right on, im gonna have a jeff fahey bad sc-fi/horror marathon this weekend.

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