When studio execs green light a movie like Predators, they’re usually not thinking of it as a one-off; they’ve got franchise on the mind... which is why it was no surprise that the ending of this summer’s man-vs.-alien reboot left the door wide open for a sequel [or sequels].
“I think it’s done well enough to justify [a sequel] for sure,” Adrien Brody told MTV News while promoting the movie’s DVD release at New York Comic Con. It would seem that it has. The film cost a reported $45 million to make, and raked in $52.9 million domestically and $125 mil worldwide.
“I think the goal initially was to make a film that is worthy of [a franchise],” Brody said. “The film is even structured that way... to kick in for another one. I’d be excited. I’d be excited to do it. I think that was part of the allure.”
Robert Rodriguez earlier confirmed at San Diego Comic Com that a sequel was on the horizon:
“[The studio] said, ‘Let’s do some other ones. What other story ideas do you have?’” says the filmmaker. “Because it was like, let’s test out the market with this one. They really wanted it to be pretty contained, pretty scaled-back. They didn’t want to put too many of the ideas into it that we could save for a second one. So we could see what the appetite was, because the bigger movie would actually be what comes following that. That kind of sets up a new storyline, new location and world, and then you can really go crazy from there.”
Brody, however, says that he and director Nimrod Antal haven’t yet discussed Predators 2 in any rock-solid terms. “Never really. We had a lot of work set out for us... Unless it’s concrete, unless you already have the specific agenda, you’ve got to focus all your energy on a day-by-day-by-day basis on overcoming the obstacles that present themselves to you every day. And I was in the gym every day after work and forcing myself to eat, so I wasn’t really hanging out.” I'd like to see a Predators sequel, The first was a very good film and executed perfectly.