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"It's very similar to Schwarzenegger's "Predator,' but it's different," added
At South by Southwest, footage was shown from the film and its producer (Rodriguez), director ("Vacancy" filmmaker Nimrod Antal) and star were there in support.
"Young people today are aware of Hollywood's superficial depictions of strength," argued Oscar winner
"We knew we had to make people scared of the predators again," Rodriguez said of the film, which also co-stars Danny Trejo, Laurence Fishburne and Alice Braga. "We needed characters that were afraid of them, and that you believed in. So, it started by coming up with a really great story, interesting characters that could be the eyes of the audience going into this new world, discovering it for the first time and allowing the audience to discover these creatures for the first time again."
Brody has also spoken about how he channeled his inner Ah-nuld for the film, but it might be Topher Grace's revelation that somebody delivers Jesse Ventura's immortal "I ain't got time to bleed!" line that gets fans most excited.
"That line is in the film," he promised. "It was so much fun to work on; this movie is so kick-ass. It's all in-camera, there are very few special effects; it's really, really cool."
"I play Waler Stans in 'Predators' — he's a famous serial killer and fancies himself the only celebrity of the eight persons on the alien planet, and is perturbed when they don't know who he is or ask for his autograph," Goggins explained of his character, promising that he'll be a Ventura-worthy breakout badass. "Stans has a lot of one-liners that hopefully people will be quoting when they leave the movie.
"I've got about 20 lines like that," Goggins said of instantly quotable catchphrases. Asked to tell us one, even out of context, he coughed one up: " 'Your ass is awesome.' I'll leave it at that."
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