At the time of posting, this is just a rumor, but our friends at AvPGalaxy.net have it on good authority that Shane Black’s The Predator has been rescheduled for a 4th freaking time! The film was first slated to hit theaters in March 2017 before being rescheduled for February 9th; then March 9th; then August 6th. If confirmed, we’ll now have to wait until September 14th!
Per AvP Galaxy:
Continuing the trend of its release date being bounced around, it would appear that The Predator has been pushed back again. Exhibitor Relations are reporting that The Predator will now be releasing a month and a bit later on September the 14th.
“THE PREDATOR sets its sights on Sept. 14, 2018 instead of August 3rd. Obviously hoping to scare up some of that mad money Stephen King’s IT made last year in what is typically a box office dead zone.”
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While AvP is optimistic, this latest reschedule follows news that Black and crew are going back to Vancouver for 3 weeks of reshoots (perhaps due to mixed responses to test screenings). While we’ve been looking forward to The Predator since the project was first announced, this is troubling. What do you guys think?
The Predator’s sizable ensemble cast includes Thomas Jane, Jake Busey, Trevante Rhodes, Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key, and Augusto Aguilera (and not Arnold Schwarzenegger *wink*wink*).
In the original Predator (Official Synopsis): Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a soldier of fortune, is hired by the U.S. government to secretly rescue a group of politicians trapped in Guatemala. But when Dutch and his team, which includes weapons expert Blain (Jesse Ventura) and CIA agent George (Carl Weathers), land in Central America, something is gravely wrong. After finding a string of dead bodies, the crew discovers they are being hunted by a brutal creature with superhuman strength and the ability to disappear into its surroundings.
Ironically, director Shane Black had a bit-part in Predator, alongside Schwarzenegger. He played Hawkins who was, unfortunately, the aggressive alien’s first kill.