Our friends at Screen Junkies recently tracked down this trailer for the newest installment in the “Predator” film series (they apparently gave up and just called this one “Predators”), and the trailer features every MMA fan’s favorite old school Russian bad-ass, Oleg Taktarov. He plays Nikolai, a name which is second only to Boris as the most popular character name over the course of Taktarov’s film career. His brand of menacing stoicism will bring some much-needed street cred to an action film where we’re supposed to buy Adrian Brody as the forceful male lead. A quick plot synopsis for your approval:
Brody plays Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors who come to realize they’ve been brought together on an alien planet… as prey. With the exception of a disgraced physician, they are all cold-blooded killers – mercenaries, Yakuza, convicts, death squad members – human "predators" that are now being systemically hunted and eliminated by a new breed of alien Predators.
Okay, so it’s a bit of a stretch. The part where we’re supposed to believe that Brody is a stone cold mercenary, that is. The part where aliens abduct elite warriors to hunt them for sport is pretty believable by comparison. But hey, at least there’s Oleg to utter some sweet one-liners before he inevitably gets aced by a Predator. Get a preview of what that might look like after the jump.