It’s become common knowledge that the entire 3rd Act of Shane Black’s The Predator was re-shot earlier this year, following disastrous leaks from test audiences who absolutely loathed the film’s conclusion. So what exactly has been changed? In a nutshell, it all has to do with the time of day.
Paraphrasing an interview he gave with Empire Magazine, Black explained that the first version of The Predator was shot completely during the day; now, the entire 3rd Act takes place at night. In true trickster fashion, Black describes the changes to the film’s mood and aesthetic as “night and day”.
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One of our favorite UK YouTubers, Mr. H, talks about his feelings regarding these changes, suspecting there’s more than just a change in lighting. As the original script concluded with a 10-year-old boy killing a 10-foot mega-predator, I think we all hope the ending was retooled into something more fitting for the franchise. Time will tell.
Give Mr. H’s video a spin below followed by the trailer and synopsis for The Predator. Enjoy!
Shane Black was recently interviewed by EMPIRE magazine and revealed why he reshot the third act of The Predator 2018, not necessarily revealing the entire truth.
From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. The universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
The film’s sizable ensemble cast includes Thomas Jane, Jake Busey, Trevante Rhodes, Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key, and Augusto Aguilera. Look for it in US Theaters beginning September 14th.