The Latest Predator TV Spot Focuses On A New Species Of Terror
With the world premiere now scheduled to take place during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, the marketing blitz for Shane Black’s The Predator has officially begun.
Yes, after finally reaching the next evolutionary stage, 20th Century Fox has wasted no time crescendoing the promotional campaign and earlier today, a brand spanking new TV spot – highlighting the ugliest motherfucker in the universe – arrived online.
The thrilling new promo – which you can check out above – can’t help but focus on the “ultimate predator.” According to Black, the extraterrestrial killing machine is “bigger, meaner and nasty as hell,” and judging by this new teaser, he ain’t lying. So look for the eponymous beast to make an indelible impression next month when The Predator will be infesting your local multiplex, beginning September 14th.
In the meantime, though, I think you should know going into the theatre that this could very well be the last time any of us see the titular monster on the big screen, at least for a while. As I’m sure most of you are aware, The Walt Disney Company recently voted to approve the pending merger between the House of Mouse and 21st Century Fox.
Unfortunately, as a result of this amalgamation, the Mouse House will be looking to “scale back production of costly movies that don’t fit its family-friendly, franchise-focused formula,” meaning horror-related IP presently under the Fox banner, such as Predator and Alien, may wind up on the shelf collecting dust.
So, unless Disney has a plan in place to divvy up the unwanted properties to a more willing studio, you’d best enjoy The Predator as if it’s the last time you’ll see the eponymous beast on the big screen – because it just might be.