The Predator: All the Latest News
Although reboots are big business nowadays The Predator is taking a different approach. The Predator franchise has been a stand alone movie sequence and they will make a sequel kind of movie to the 1987 original. The Predator will be the 4th movie in the saga starting with Predator (1987) followed by Predator 2 (1990) and Predators (2010).
According to the movie’s director Shane Black, who played Hawkins in the original Predator, the movie will be a kind of sequel. Shane Black will try to improve the Predator series while staying true to the intimate scale of filming, whatever that means.
Shane Black co-wrote the screenplay with Fred Dekker, Jim Thomas and John Thomas. Not much is known about the movie plot yet. All parties involved are keeping it very secret. The one thing I do know is that it will take place in present time. So approximately 30 years have passed since they first dealt with the Predator. As time passes and things evolve so will the Predators armor. With the latest CGI development it can be all kinds of wonderful and the sky would be the limit.
The only thing the production companies have released is who they have hired for roles in this movie, which is scheduled to be released in February 2018. This week alone they have confirmed two new cast members: Yvonne Strahovski (24: Live Another Day, Dexter) as Quinn’s ex-wife and Alfie Allen (Games of Thrones, John Wick).
Besides the recently confirmed cast members the following actors are confirmed Boyd Holbrook (Logan, Narcos) as Quinn McKenna, Olivia Munn (Miles from Tomorrowland, X-Men: Apocolypse) as Casey Bracket, Sterling K. Brown (This is Us, Army Wives), Keegan-Michael Key (SuperMansion, Key and Peele) and Kyle Strauts who will play the creature (at least according to IMDB and Wikipedia). There is not a lot known about the characters that they will play. Some are still nameless and no idea how they will fit in the story.
Thomas Jane (The Expanse, Deep Blue Sea) and Curtis “50 cent” Jackson (Power) are rumoured to star in the movie. Even Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s name is mentioned. But so far nothing is confirmed yet about these men.
After a delay, due to recasting of certain roles due to clashing filming schedules, filming has finally begun as of the 20th of February 2017 in Vancouver, British Colombia.
For those of you who want to relive the 1987 feel of The Predator here is the trailer to the original movie which started it all.