Having finally reached the next evolutionary stage, 20th Century Fox wasted no time crescendoing the marketing campaign for The Predator, and rightfully so.
After all, we’ve spent the better part of a decade waiting for for the Jim and John Thomas-created extraterrestrial killing machine to get another shot at a proper sequel, and judging from what’ve seen thus far, Shane Black will be the one to deliver all of the “genre sh*t” we’ve come to expect from the franchise. And seeing as he witnessed the titular monster wreak havoc back in 1987, there isn’t a more suitable man for the job.
Granted, bringing the fictional alien into the twenty-first century wasn’t always pretty – see Alien vs Predator, Alien vs Predator: Requiem and Predators – which I suppose is only fitting, seeing as it is the ugliest motherfucker in the universe, but with The Predator, the eponymous beast does appear to have found secure footing, which is a great thing for a disgruntled fanbase. For those forced to tangle with the extraterrestrial killing machine, on the other hand, not so much.
Unfortunately, we’ve still a little ways to go before The Predator invades your local multiplex later this year (September 14th), but in light of the film’s San Diego Comic-Con panel, which took place earlier today, we’ve got a ghastly new poster to tide you over.
Featuring an all-star cast comprised of Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Jacob Tremblay and Sterling K. Brown, The Predator is believed to take place between the events of Predator 2 (1990) and Predators (2010), and will see the “universe’s most lethal hunters” enter the “small-town streets of suburbia…deadlier than ever before.”