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Predator Getting a Reboot with Shane Black

Jason McDonald

This will either ignite fans with flames of passion or hatred, I’m not entirely sure yet.  But for those of you that have been dying for a new “Predator” film, there’s some good news.  A new film is finally in the works, but it’s a reboot.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Fox is looking to reboot the “Predator” franchise with the next film.  And, while fans will bristle over the idea of a reboot, perhaps the talent involved will ease the sting.  Director/writer Shane Black has been tapped to write the treatment for the reboot and he will direct the film.  “Monster Squad” co-writer Fred Dekker will handle the script duties.

After breaking out big in the 80’s with “Lethal Weapon” and “Monster Squad”, Black’s popularity started to fade for a bit until he recently directed the big budget feature “Iron Man 3.”  Along with the upcoming “Predator” reboot, Black is pegged to direct a film based on “Doc Savage” and “Deathnote.”

Are you excited for a new “Predator” film, even if it is a reboot?  Seems strange to call it a reboot, it’s not like the “Predator” franchise has a rich and complex narrative.  They could really get away with saying “OH, this is a new Predator in a new jungle hunting a bunch of new soldiers.”  An even better idea would be to do that scrapped Arnold Schwarzenegger sequel where Dutch is being hunted by a Predator in a city during a blizzard.  Arnold seems to be all for dredging up old franchises.

Ah well, I’m just glad we’re finally getting a new “Predator” and I’m excited that someone like Shane Black is involved.  I can’t wait to see what he does with the iconic hunter.

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      1. Rasmus Pedersen June 25, 2014 at 12:51 am

        I anyone can pull it off it’s Shane Black!!

      2. Twiztid Fk June 25, 2014 at 1:25 am

        Do it right….just saying

      3. Marigen Beltran June 25, 2014 at 3:50 am

        I’ll give it a try

      4. Lon Chaney June 25, 2014 at 6:31 am

        Shane Black. One of the original cast from the first movie.

      5. Rob Everhart June 25, 2014 at 3:49 pm

        It better be rated R.

      6. Fleisch Meister June 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm

        why?

      7. Peggi Host June 25, 2014 at 8:13 pm

        Stop rebooting everything!! Leave Predator alone!!

      8. Adam Maggot McClymont June 26, 2014 at 3:48 am

        It is a sequel for fuck sake

      9. Sam Green June 26, 2014 at 4:01 am

        I knew Kevin Peter Halls Parents, good people, his mother and father were tall, Keven was 7’2” R.I.P. Kevin