By Roy Geer
Predator’s Hawkins goes behind the Lens to bring back a classic monster!
It’s up for major debate… Is the fourth or the sixth film in the franchise? Either way, Predator is getting the reboot treatment with Shane Black at the helm. Fox just released the teaser poster (below) on their Facebook page which also reveals the title – The Predator.
The dark tones hints at possibly a more Nolanesque film where we’ll see a grittier Predator like the first film. Thankfully they have seemed to keep the same Predator appearance without too much modernization. Rocking the shoulder cannon and some possible battle scars, this predator looks like he’s been through the ringer. The picture was tagged on Facebook with the quote, "Here we go again, bro": a Bill Duke line from John McTiernan's original film.
Interestingly enough, Shane Black was in the first film presumably to punch up the script “as if it ever needed it” he exclaimed. None the less, he has a great vision due to his being on the first go around. Hawkins has come a long way from that jungle!
Black’s The Nice Guys with Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe is set to debut and from the trailers looks grand and fast paced. About a private eye who investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy. If that’s any indication where The Predator is heading, I’m all jazzed up!
He's been developing the film with writer Fred Dekker since mid-2014, and has previously assured everyone that what's on the cards is a continuation, rather than a remake or a reboot. "It's an inventive sequel," he explained. "As far as Fred and I are concerned, why start over, when you’ve all this rich mythology yet to mine? I like the idea of expanding and exploring the existing Predator mythology, rather than hitting the restart button."
There's no start date or cast yet, but expect more news in the not-too-distant future. Black's The Nice Guys, starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, is out March 18th 2016.