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Fox to Reboot Predator!

Fox to Reboot Predator!

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The 1980's action classic Predator is getting rebooted by 20th Century Fox.

Shane Black, of Iron Man 3 fame, will write the treatment for the project, then will hand over scripting duties to Fred Dekker, his university chum with whom he wrote 1987’s Monster Squad. Black will oversee the writing and is also attached to direct.

Original Predator producer John Davis is producing the new film. Fox exec Matt Reilly and Davis Entertainment'sIra Napoliello are also overseeing the project.

For those who don't know, Predator is the muscle-bound action 1987 movie that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as well as Carl Weathers and Jesse Ventura as commandos being stalked in a jungle by a fearsome alien. John McTiernan directed the film, which was one of the movies that cemented Schwarzenegger’s star power.

Black actually appeared in the original as Hawkins, a member of the commando squad led by Schwarzenegger.

More info as it becomes available.

 

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

 

Update: Rest easy, Pred Heads, thanks to Collider, we now know the upcoming film will in fact be an inventive sequel and not a reboot as originally reported.

Said Black, who actually starred in the original Predator as Hawkins, in his interview with Collider: “As far as Fred and I are concerned anyway,” Black said, adding “Why start over, when you’ve all this rich mythology yet to mine?” Black said he doesn’t like reboots generally, but can “really get behind inventive sequels”, noting that he likes “the idea of expanding and exploring the existing Predator mythology, rather than hitting the restart button.”

Good news indeed! Not only is a new Predator film finally moving forward after four years worth of rumors and hearsay, but it will be something fresh done in the spirit of the films that came before. That is something worth getting excited about, if you ask us.

Everything is currently under wraps surrounding the new film, but we're super excited to be visiting this iconic sci-fi universe once again! Now, the only question is: Will it take place after the events of Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem or Predators?

We'll just have to wait and see!

Source: Collider


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Written by Infinite EarthsPublished on 2014-06-24 12:57:20

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Young BloodMember838 XPJun-25-2014 10:39 AM

wHOA! This is kind of exciting, but...are they going to acknwledge the previous movies at all? Or is it an all out reboot? I know we don't know yet, but that's rather nerve racking because i turly loved the first two movies and was rather fond of The 2010 Predators, so I hope they can stick with just adding to it. Even starting a whole new trilogy or whatever they would ike to do is okay, I just don't want this new movie((s)Hopefully) to be made to kill all of the others

Something Real

PredatorMember5639 XPJun-25-2014 12:17 PM

This is exceptionally interesting news! I certainly hope they maintain the original film's frightening atmosphere instead of retelling it as a run-of-the-mill action romp. Regardless, I'm looking forward to seeing more on this! :)

JRR

Alien EggMember0 XPJun-25-2014 6:16 PM

i hope that if its a reboot it keeps faithful to the originall film

agentgates

Alien EggMember0 XPJul-11-2014 2:59 PM

I agree that it is a good news! Any new sequel or anything that adds to the franchise is most welcome.

Although, a few years ago it went through my mind a remake of the AvP 2 would be ideal as that 2007 movie had many flaws. The idea was brilliant (crashing spacecraft, aliens in a town, etc) but was very poorly made. Is there any way to put the seed in 20C Fox's head to remake that one as well?

PS: Looking forward to further development of this topic, and of course Prometheus 2 (as for the Alien series). :)

Comacoz

Alien EggMember0 XPJul-12-2014 6:35 AM

It's a sequel not a reboot....please update ur title as well.

La Selva

Alien EggMember0 XPJul-19-2014 2:21 PM

It will probably be a sequel which goes its own path, much like Predator 2 and Predators. Both movies only gave a small nod to the original, but I don't think this one has to in order to be effective. Everyone knows who the Predator is. I am really glad for this, having a new Predator movie may be even more exciting for me than the new JP!

jpjoe84

Alien EggMember7 XPJul-23-2014 2:40 AMAWESOME! I love the sound track to predator! I hope its in the new movie. I didn't like AvP2 when I first watched but it is ruthless (which is great) When the hot blond gets owned by the predator's boomerang and the alien predator puts it's eggs inside pregnant women at the hospital whhhhaattt???? that was nuts....... I'm not psycho
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