Adrien Brody will play the heroic mercenary who battles alien hunters in Predators, director Nimrod Antal's reinvention of the Predator franchise for 20th Century Fox spearheaded by Robert Rodriguez, according to Variety.

Brody will star with Alice Braga, Danny Trejo, Walton Goggins, Oleg Taktarov, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali and Louiz Ozawa.

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Production will soon start in Hawaii and at Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas. Fox has set the release date for July 9, 2010.