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.

Laurence Fishburne joins 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 and stars Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walton Goggins, Oleg Taktarov, Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo, Louis Ozawa Changchien. The film is directed by Nimród Antal.

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  1. slysnide

    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.

    5 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  2. CaptainRumi

    *biztositas (it's an a' )

    5 years agoby @captainrumiFlag

  3. CaptainRumi

    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 Biztos&#237t&#225s. 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.

    5 years agoby @captainrumiFlag

  4. Vamp

    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.

    5 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  5. the Narrator

    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: " being helmed by Armored director Nimrod Antal"

    5 years agoby @narratorFlag

  6. the Narrator

    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.

    5 years agoby @narratorFlag

  7. the Narrator

    Hell yess!

    5 years agoby @narratorFlag

  8. Newkill3000

    When did he ever lose his bad ass rep?

    5 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  9. slysnide

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

    5 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  10. Newkill3000

    Topher grace should get skinned.

    5 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  11. The Kwisatz Haderach

    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!

    5 years agoby @the-kwisatz-haderachFlag

  12. Err

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

    5 years agoby @err2005Flag

  13. Err

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

    5 years agoby @err2005Flag

  14. Chad Vital

    Topher? Really? Lol.

    5 years agoby @chad-vitalFlag

  15. choro2326

    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....

    5 years agoby @choro2326Flag

  16. Err

    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.

    5 years agoby @err2005Flag

  17. Newkill3000

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

    5 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  18. Err

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

    5 years agoby @err2005Flag

  19. Newkill3000

    Hell yeah. Darkman 3: Die Darkman Die.

    5 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  20. Err

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

    5 years agoby @err2005Flag

  21. Newkill3000

    Tonight, I'm gonna watch both Predator and Predator 2.

    5 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  22. Err


    ...F*CK! now i have to go buy a copy of predator 2 after work tonight.
    there's no reason for it to not already be in my collection.

    5 years agoby @err2005Flag

  23. Newkill3000


    5 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  24. Err

    don't get sad, get mad!

    ...was it really that bad?
    i kinda figured it was a "shut your brain off and enjoy the pretty pictures" type of movie.

    5 years agoby @err2005Flag

  25. Newkill3000

    I'm sorry man. I went to see Avatar early this morning. And I'm so depressed about how bad that movie is.

    5 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  26. Err

    hey wtf newkill! i dont read your comments to see you agree with people.
    what happened to hating everything!!?

    5 years agoby @err2005Flag

  27. Newkill3000

    Well, the cast in this movie is getting better and better. Now all there is is to see how the movie looks.

    5 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  28. Err


    5 years agoby @err2005Flag

  29. penguin_9026

    I really liked Predator 2. I always thought of it having something similar to a colt following after watching it for the first time when I was 8 or 9. Im curious to see what Adrian Brody and Topher Grace are able to do in the film since both have signed on for a sequel.

    5 years agoby @penguin-9026Flag

  30. John M

    I agree with Err Predator 2 was a really good film and highly under-rated. The other most recent films should be forgotten by everyone.

    5 years agoby @john-mFlag

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