Don’t expect the more of the same when Shane Black’s Predator reboot, The Predator, invades US Theaters next February. Does this mean we’ll finally see the iconic dreadlocked intergalactic hunter wreaking havoc in suburbia? The jury’s still out on that rumor. Cast member Sterling K. Brown recently told Entertainment Weekly, however, that the next chapter in the franchise will break the mold.
“Shane has his whole take on it and it’s very different than the original Predator,” Brown tells EW. “It’s got a really wicked sense of humor to it, which I love about it. And it’s got a real camaraderie amongst the main characters that I think folks will be attracted to. That’s pretty much all I can say.”
In addition to Brown, 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*).
The Predator is currently finishing production in Vancouver, so expect news to become scarce as the film moves into the editing phase. Of course, we’ll keep you posted whenever new Predator details emerge, so check back often. In the meantime, check out the trailer and synopsis for the original Predator, released in 1987, below.
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.