We’ve been following Shane Black’s Predator reboot, The Predator, since the production was first announced in 2016. The film went before the cameras a couple weeks ago, and we recently got word that they have cast the final lead of the large ensemble cast: Augusto Aguilera.
Augusto Aguilera has landed the final main role in 20th Century Fox’s reboot The Predator, which Shane Black is directing from a script he co-wrote with Fred Dekker. Production began last month and Fox has already staked out a February 9, 2018 release date.
Aguilera (Chasing Life) is the final piece of the the alien-hunter team alongside Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes, Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn and Keegan-Michael Key. The plot is under wraps but the film is part of the original franchise that began with 1987’s Predator.
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Still not word on whether Thomas Jane, who has been rumored to have a role in The Predator for months, will be participating, but 50 Cent, who had also been rumored, has been removed from the film’s IMDB cast list. We’ll bring you additional Predator reboot news as details emerge. Stay tuned!
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.