‘Predators’ stalks SXSW

Rodriguez and Antal will present the pic in Austin

South by Southwest has set a First Look showing of “Predators” with Robert Rodriguez and director Nimrod Antal presenting on March 12 at the Alamo Ritz Theater in Austin, Texas.

“Predators,” due for a July 9 release from Fox, was shot in Austin at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios. It stars Adrien Brody as a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors on an alien planet.

SXSW also announced the world premiere of Gela Babluani’s “13,” with Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Ben Gazzara and Alexander Skarsgard, as part of the SX Fantastic midnight section on March 13 at the Alamo South Lamar Theater.

The fest, set for March 12-20 will host 134 features, including 64 world premieres, and will open with the world premiere of Lionsgate’s “Kick-Ass.” SXSW will also host more than 80 film conference panels, which will take place during the fest’s first five days.

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