Let’s break this down just a bit: Shane Black’s The Predator reboot initially wrapped filming last May; so, why haven’t we seen a trailer yet? We previously reported that the production went back to Canada for a couple weeks of reshoots last month; it was described as minor retooling. We’re learning now, however, that the film went through some major renovations.
The revelations came in an interview Keegan-Michael Key gave to Cinema Blend:
“We just finished [reshoots] last week, and just about three-quarters of the third act was rewritten. And Shane Black is… he’s just a consummate professional and a consummate writer. He’s a wordsmith! It was a really, really exhilarating experience, and I think that he’s still one of our most vibrant writers of cinema.”
Christ on a crucifix! This film is shaping up to be a hot mess, in my opinion. Mr. H elaborates on the situation in the video below.
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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*). Look for it in US Theaters beginning September 14th.
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.
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