Marvel at the beast with this brand new shot from Shane Black’s sci-fi reboot.
Coming in hot ahead of The Predator‘s long-anticipated theatrical release in September, the latest promo pic, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, spotlights the Yautja in all its glory, and let’s just say this is one creature that you don’t want to mess with.
Said to be an “explosive reinvention” of the sci-fi classic that first captured audiences’ attention back in 1987, it looks as if Black has stripped away most of the CG carnage that the series has relied on in previous installments in favor of old-school scares, which is something that’s been pretty evident in all the trailers that’ve been released so far. That alone won’t make this a hit, of course, but it is encouraging to see nonetheless.
After all, at this point, we’ve spent the better part of a decade waiting for the Jim and John Thomas-created extraterrestrial killing machine to get another shot at a proper sequel, and judging from what’ve seen already, it truly does look like Shane Black will be the one to deliver all of the “genre sh*t” we’ve come to expect from the franchise. There isn’t much longer to go before we’ll be able to judge his reboot with our own two eyes, either, and we simply can’t wait to see what the director has in store for us.
Tipped to herald the beginning of a newfangled trilogy at 20th Century Fox, The Predator is all set to make its debut on September 14th. And only then will we know if those lengthy reshoots were enough to whip Black’s R-rated pic into shape. Fingers crossed, eh?