Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Laurence Fishburne, Alice Braga, Derek Mears, Walton Goggins, Brian Steele, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, Carey Jones
|Predators is a film currently released. Nimrod Antal is attached to the film as director. The movie is a sequel to the 1987 classic action film Predator. Robert Rodriguez stated that he named the film "Predators" in relation to how the second film in the Alien franchise was called Aliens. But it is in fact not a reboot, just a sequel to Predator and avoids any mention of the Alien Franchise and ignores Predator 2 (1990) and the Alien vs Predators series completely. The title Predators is intended to have a double meaning, in that it refers to both the film's alien creatures, as well as the group of humans that are going against them.|
In the year 2010, a mercenary named Royce (Adrien Brody) awakens freefalling over a tropical jungle. Upon landing, he is immediately confronted by several other heavily-armed individuals including Russian Spetsnaz soldier Nikolai, Mexican drug cartel enforcer Chuchillo (Danny Trejo) and IDF sniper Isabelle (Alice Braga). They quickly encounter several more people dropped from the sky into the jungle, including an RUF officer called Mombasa, an American Death Row inmate called Stans (Walton Goggins), a silent Yakuza assassin called Hanzo, and an American doctor (Topher Grace).
Only one thing is common between the people stranded in the jungle - they are all cold-blooded killers (except, seemingly, for the doctor, Edwin) and the last thing they can remember is a light, then waking up in freefall. Trying to find high ground, they spring a series of booby traps, the original creator of which has been killed by a high-powered energy weapon. Continuing on, they discover that they are on an alien planet, and are attacked by quadrupedal alien creatures, which they manage to fend off until the creatures are called away by a high-pitched whistle. Chuchillo is apparently abducted, mortally wounded and left in a field as bait calling for help. Royce and Mombasa immediately realize it is a trap, and the group decides to leave him. Isabelle initially refuses to leave him behind. The group leaves her, and she changes her mind and decides to mercifully execute Chuchillo. His moans and cries for help continue after she shoots him, frightening Isabelle and revealing that he was already dead--a Predator had been using a recording of his voice. Royce deduces that they are they are being hunted in a huge game preserve, and the creatures were being used in a manner similar to hunting dogs. They follow the creatures' tracks back to a campsite, where numerous skinned carcasses are hung and a captive Predator alien is bound to a metal monolith. They are then attacked by several cloaked Predators, who kill Mombasa, and destroy Nikolai's minigun. The group flees over a cliffside and into a lake, swimming to shore.
A furious Isabelle punches Royce and declares that he set them up as bait to see who was hunting them, only for Royce to say it was worth the price and announce that Isabelle knew something about the Predators that she wasn't revealing. Isabelle then admits that she had read a report about Dutch Schaefer's encounter with a single Predator twenty-three years previously, declaring that the creatures had cloaking and infrared vision. Royce then organizes the group to set a trap for the Predators. They are attacked by an insectoid creature, which is killed by a human wearing scavenged Predator equipment, a U.S. Army soldier named Noland. Noland takes them to his hideout inside a crashed alien ship, where he explains the true nature of their situation: the Predators have been harvesting formidable fighters from Earth and other planets for several centuries, using them to improve their hunting skills. He also states that the Predators always come in groups of three and that there is a blood-feud occurring between two different tribes of Predator - the "black" tribe, and the "classic" form of Predators seen in other films. He adds that the Predators have a spacecraft near their camp, which Royce resolves to commandeer in order to leave the planet. As the group rests, Noland attempts to murder them by smoke suffocation, in order to take their equipment. Royce, however, alerts the hunting Predators, who break into the ship. As Noland attempts to escape, he runs into the Flusher Predator. As the predator is about to kill noland with it's Plasma cannon Noland says "So you finally found me."
The Predator then shoots noland, killing him in a violent explosion of flesh and gore. The Predators then release the remaining humans from the room they are locked in. Nikolai is wounded helping Edwin, escape, and blows himself up , killing the Flusher. Immediately after the band escapes the ship, they are set upon by the Falconer Predator, which kills Stans. As the group flees, Hanzo stays behind and faces the Falconer in a solo duel with a katana, which results in both his and the Predator's death. As the final three escape, Edwin is crippled by a Predator trap. Royce attempts to convince Isabel to leave Edwin behind, but she refuses, and Royce continues on to the camp alone in order to free the captive "classic" Predator. He negotiates with it to allow him to return to Earth on its spaceship. In the meantime, Isabel and Edwin are captured by the last remaining Black Predator and thrown into a pit, where Edwin paralyzes Isabel with a neurotoxin and reveals to her that he is a psychopathic serial killer. The Black(Berserker) Predator fights and decapitates the Classic Predator, then destroys the departing spaceship. Royce, however, never boarded the craft and returns to rescue Edwin and a paralyzed Isabel from the pit. Edwin attempts to attack Royce but is disarmed and mortally wounded. Royce booby-traps his body with hand grenades to wound the Black Predator, then attacks it with a crude bone axe after lighting the surrounding are on fire, so that the Black Predator would not be able to recognize him from the flames.
The Predator briefly gains the upper hand and almost kills Royce, but Isabelle recovers from the paralysis enough to shoot it with her sniper rifle. Royce than decapitates it with a crude bone ax. He then stumbles over to her and they talk for a few moments, finally telling each other their names. The next morning, Royce and Isabel, with their wounds somewhat tended too, observe more humans and other alien creatures being dropped into the jungle. Royce then tells Isabel that they will find a way to get off the planet.