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Fox is rebooting PREDATOR with Shane Black attached to direct

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And now for something completely reboot! There are a ton of projects getting remakes right now in Hollywood, with most of them being stuck in development hell due to the fact that they sound awful. One other vintage franchise getting the remake treatment? Predator.

The cult classic 1980’s flick is currently being re-developed, and it’s now under the watchful eye of Shane “Iron Man 3” Black, who actually happens to have a rather deep connection with the original flick, due to the fact that Black was offered not only a chance to rewrite the original film several times, but that he actually wound up acting in it, as the soon-to-be-murdered-by-an-invisible-space-monster Hawkins. For the reboot, Black will write the initial script before handing it over to his pal Fred “Monster Squad” Dekker. From that point on, Black will supervise the script and direct the film.

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Original Predator producer John Davis is also returning, to resume production duties. Predator has always been a great franchise, but one that has a very hit and miss record. The first two films were brilliant, I was suckered by the sci-fi channel into believing that I was watching an actual third film as a kid and then the Aliens vs Predator wave hit. Those crossovers weren’t bad, but they could have been better.

The last film starring the Yautja menace was Predators, which was actually a pretty decent return to form for the franchise. Should be interesting to see if Black can take the franchise in a new direction of interstellar hunting terror. Also,he  must give Jean Claude Van Damme a ring. By now, I’m certain that he is finally willing to be in a Predator movie.

Last Updated: June 25, 2014

19 Comments

  1. This I am sad/happy about. I don’t know!

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  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 25, 2014 at 13:52

    What’s wrong with a sequel to Predators? I quite enjoyed that.

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    • Justin Hess

      June 25, 2014 at 14:58

      It wasn’t especially well recieved and is mostly forgotten by everyone. Guess the studio sees a fresh start as the best

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    • Dutch Matrix

      June 25, 2014 at 16:20

      I said this before and I will say it again today:

      Every Predator movie after Predator 1 deserves to be ignored. Here’s why:
      We can all agree that as far as bad-ass go, Dutch Schaefer from P1 is kind of the poster boy. Even with his boy scout bullshit.
      He is strong, well trained and can obviously turn every thing he sees into a weapon with which to kill.
      Despite all this, he barely survives his encounter with the Predator.
      Then Predator 2 comes. And they want me to believe that Danny Glover can take out a Predator with the Predator having more advanced weaponry than the first?
      Then we have Predators. In which they want me to believe that Adrien Brody and Topher Grace can kill Predators: Brody by scowling and Topher by giving them flowers.

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      • Kervyn Cloete

        June 25, 2014 at 16:30

        This comment makes far too much sense to be allowed on the internet. GIT OFF MAH LAWN!

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      • James Francis

        June 25, 2014 at 18:08

        Except that Brody’s character, like Arnie, was a hardened mercenary. Unless sheer muscles is the deciding factor, there is no reason why he wouldn’t be at least as capable if not more than Arnie at the job. Glover got lucky, both because the Predator’s equipment was disrupted by the government team trying to catch him and Glover managed to use the circular blade the severely injure the Predator. The final fight was blind luck, yes, but that’s not necessarily unrealistic. I’d consider it legitimate.

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        • The D

          June 25, 2014 at 20:08

          I also quite dug Brodie as a soldier. He was physical enough for the role, but what I appreciated was the fact that he knew that he had to outsmart the Predators, relying on his training, skills and deception to beat them at their own game.

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          • James Francis

            June 25, 2014 at 20:53

            I’m quite sad we won’t see how he continues to cope on the planet.

          • Skyblue

            June 26, 2014 at 21:58

            LOL! You said Brodie was “physical enough” for the role… vs Conan!?!?!? Really!?!?! ROFLMAO!!!!!!

        • Kervyn Cloete

          June 25, 2014 at 22:29

          I really need to rewatch Predators. Only saw it once on release, and only remembering snatches of it.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 25, 2014 at 19:03

        FLOWERS! and people want to mock the power of HEART!

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  3. Justin Hess

    June 25, 2014 at 14:57

    Shane Black doing a One for You/ One for Me job, sounds like. I’m cool with this (relatively) if they maintain the sense of pacing the original had. Watch the original and look at how brilliantly McTiernan uses silence. I doubt very much that the studio will allow much leeway for that stylistically (silence being seen as dead space apparently) but the presence of Black gives me some hope.

    Hopefully they also allow for all that gore and r-rated swearing and get someone proper to score it (they won’t get the original’s Silvestri. He’s bored of the franchise)

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    • Kervyn Cloete

      June 25, 2014 at 15:03

      Michael Giacchino could score the hell out of this. Steven Price would also be a good choice, seeing how brilliantly he worked the actual incidental sound effects into the music in Gravity.

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      • Justin Hess

        June 25, 2014 at 16:37

        Haha, anytime a genre film gets mentioned, just bring on The Giacchino. Though in this regard, yeah, i agree he’d be a good choice though I think Price would possibly be better suited.

        Another name is James Newton Howard. Listen to this piece from Signs and tell me he doesn’t have the chops for Predator

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    • Skyblue

      June 26, 2014 at 21:59

      LULZ!!! You said Dead Space!

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