It’s been a few weeks since we’ve had any updates on Shane Black’s Predator reboot, currently in pre-production. Last we heard, back on November 4th, was casting news. To recap:
Olivia Munn is in negotiations to join Boyd Holbrook in The Predator, Twentieth Century Fox‘s reboot of the alien action-movie series. Holbrook is starring in the movie, which was co-written by Black and Fred Dekker.
We’ve got some new updates from /Films yesterday; The Predator has found its cinematographer:
Cinematographer Larry Fong has been hired as cinematographer for Shane Black‘s The Predator. This is great news for the upcoming reboot/sequel to the iconic 1987 sci-fi film Predator. Larry Fong is best known for being the director of photography for Zack Snyder’s films. He came up with the Bad Robot guys, having been part of the infamous Super 8 film festival where he met JJ Abrams. He was director of photography for Abrams’ pilot episode of Lost, for which he was nominated for an ASC Award. Fong went on to lens eight more episodes in the popular television series.
Fong’s filmography includes: 300, Watchmen, Sucker Punch, and the upcoming Kong: Skull Island. Clearly, the franchise is in good hands! We’ll keep you posted as addition details emerge.
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.