Adrien Brody has reportedly
joined the cast of the Robert Rodriguez produced Predators
, and Topher Grace is also in talks to sign on.
Rodriguez (director of Sin City and Grindhouse: Planet Terror) is helming the film directed by Hungarian-American director Nimród Antal. Antal directed the much-lauded 2003 film Kontroll and the generally panned 2007 Vacancy starring Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale.
is a reboot of the 1987 sci-fi thriller Predator
starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, about soldiers who must defend themselves against extra-terrestrial attackers. In the remake, Brody
would play an unlikely military leader who must step up as a "hunter of men." Brody and his reps lobbied hard for him to be cast in this role, an unusual one for the star of The Pianist
and The Darjeeling Limited
. Topher Grace, if cast, would play to type as an accountant whose mild manners mask his true nature as a serial killer.
Predators, backed by 20th Century Fox, is currently in pre-production, to begin shooting next month in Hawaii and then later at Rodriguez' Troublemaker Studios in Austin, TX. The film is slated for release in the summer of 2010.