Shane Black is directing a reboot of 1987’s Predator, set for release on August 3rd, 2018; Shane Black is also a trickster who’s clearly engaging in a misinformation campaign designed to keep fans perplexed and confused. Since we’ve been following the production for the best part of a year, we’ve been told that The Predator would not take place in Suburbia (as originally rumored). Now, we’ve got confirmation that that was simply untrue.
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20th Century Fox CEO Stacy Snider recently sat down for an in-depth interview with Variety where she set the record straight.
“We’ve got a Predator film coming out that is unexpected and utterly fresh. I just imagined that it would take 500 hours to read the script — that it would be interior jungle, exterior more jungle and then fighting happens, but Emma [Watts] went out and recruited Shane Black. From the first page, it didn’t read like a Predator film. It’s set in suburbia. There’s a little boy and his dad at the center of the action.”
I’m not mad at Black for being a trickster; it’s a great way to keep us guessing. It just means we can’t believe a thing his says. Of course, I’m still excited as hell to see the film. What do you guys think?
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*).
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.