20th Century Fox on Tuesday released a new trailer for The Predator as Shane Black puts his mark of the sci-fi property from behind the camera.
Shane Black’s last movie in the directors chair was “The Nice Guys” although good didn’t connect all that well with the audience, but The Predator is a franchise that Black himself is very familiar with as he costarred in the original 1987 Predator movie as Hawkins.
This Predator movie will for all intense purposes ignore a majority of the films that have come after the original movie. This time a kid discovers a piece of their technology and accidentally triggers the Predators to return to Earth.
Black is obviously hoping his Predator movie will lead to a relaunch of the franchise, but as we saw with Ridley Scott’s Alien prequels the audience may not be totally on board with what Black has in mind.
For me personally I actually enjoyed Predators (2010) starring Adrien Brody and Topher Grace. I found it a unique look at the Predator by setting it on their home world, but there was really nowhere else you could go even if the movie had been successful.
Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey, Yvonne Strahovski
Synopsis for The Predator:
From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.