New Synopsis For The Predator Promises A Different Kind Of Beast


Although it could be argued that the Predator franchise is rather hit or miss, there’s no denying that the creature itself remains among the most iconic in science fiction/horror history. Having always been a marvel when it comes to prosthetic-based costume design, it likely gives moviegoers nightmares to this day – regardless of whether they’re able to get to the choppa before waking.

As for which entries into the series resonated most with audiences, one could say that the original flick starring Arnold Schwarzenegger was the only to achieve “classic” status, but the sequel does have its supporters. Still, those that followed – namely a couple crossover films with Alien and 2010’s Predators – proved to be a bit more divisive, but we’re hoping that director Shane Black’s upcoming offering will set things right.

Now, thanks to a synopsis finding its way out of CinemaCon, we have a better idea of what to expect from the next installment:

“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.”

So, not only are we to anticipate some diversified locations for the next hunt, but we also have genetically upgraded Predators to look forward to! Previously, we’d seen what it looked like when they were spliced with a Xenomorph thanks to Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem‘s Predalien, but it’s very possible that Black will disregard crossovers.

Either way, color us intrigued when it comes to seeing what the next wave of beasts are capable of. Who knows, maybe they’ll have some sweet new gadgets in tow as well? Regardless, one thing will always remain for certain: If it bleeds, we can kill it.

The Predator opens in theaters on September 14.

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