Director Shane Black's 'Predator' Sequel To Reinvent The Franchise!!

By Matt O'Bryant

What's up guys and gals,

About a year ago, writer/director Shane Black was hired to direct a new PREDATOR movie, which many people believed at the time was going to be a reboot.  Now it looks as though PREDATOR will be an "inventive sequel", much like how Neill Blomkamp's ALIEN sequel is going to be.  The director is co-writing the script with writer Fred Dekker.

Our friends over a Collider recently sat down with Producer John Davis and he gave us some little tidbits on the project:

Shane shot a movie and he’s doing a pilot now, but I’ve read a lot of his script and I think it’s genius. I think it’s genius and I think it’s entertaining, and what it did is recreate a famous franchise in a different, interesting way; looking at it from a different light. He’s just an amazing writer-director. He’s got a way of looking at this that makes you excited again. I love this franchise. It was the first movie I ever did. I remember in being in the jungle with Arnold [Schwarzenegger] as a 28-year-old and going, ‘This is a fun business!’…Shane’s amazing. He’s an amazing storyteller.
— Collider

The producer also goes on to explain how excited he is for the project:

Shane’s got a writing partner, Fred Dekker. They’ve been doing it together and Fred’s great. The two of them together, they’ve been in the business for a long time, but the writing is so fresh, the perspective is so fresh. I’m telling you you’re going to get something you don’t expect and you’re going to say, ‘This is the most entertaining way to reinvent a franchise.’ I mean he’s the guy who wrote Iron Man 3.
— Collider

I've been excited about this project every since Shane Black was announced as being the writer and director last year.  One of my favorite film's was of the past decade was Black's Kiss Kiss Bang Bang , if you haven't seen that one I suggest you check it out its awesome.

I have high hopes for this sequel/reboot, hopefully we will be getting more details in the near future.  You can next check out Shane Black's work on the highly anticipated mystery thriller The Nice Guys starring Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, and Kim Basinger, which will hit theaters on May 20th, 2016.

Check out a classic clip from the original:

No Release Date has been set for Shane Black's Predator Sequel/Reboot.