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Derek Mears to Fight ‘Predators’

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Earlier today, Robert Fure wrote about Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming Predators movie, calling it out as one film that could really use an awesome big boss fight at the end. This comes on the heels of the announcement that the film will include the presence of a big super Predator who will be large and in-charge. And I’m right there with him — bring on the big boss fight.

Along with said revelation, we also now know (thanks to Shock Till You Drop) who else might be standing alongside badasses Adrien Brody and Topher Grace when they go up against the legion of Predators. None other than Jason Voorhees himself, Derek Mears.

The Nimrod Antal (Armored) directed film has been looked at sideways by fans online for weeks now, ever since the likes of Grace and Brody were announced as part of the Predator-hunting brigade. Danny Trejo wasn’t enough to make us believe that this film would live up to the badass that Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers and Jesse Ventura achieved in John McTiernan’s 1987 flick. But the addition of Mears helps, as he is a major physical presence, something this film needs.

On the side, an unrelated note: we met Derek Mears at Comic-Con in San Diego two years ago while he was promoting Friday the 13th, and we’ll be damned if he wasn’t the nicest guy. Not relevant, we know, but its always good to see.

Predators is currently shooting here in Austin, Texas. It hits theaters July 10, 2010.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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