The Predator Lights Up CinemaCon With “Lots Of Blood, Action And Explosions”


Had things panned out differently, Shane Black’s R-rated redo of The Predator would have already come and gone.

Yes, before it ultimately slipped to September, 20th Century Fox had planned to unleash its bold, bloody reimagining in February, but those plans were quickly shelved once it became clear that The Predator was in need of reshoots – reshoots that allegedly overhauled the entire third act a la Rogue One, but that’s another matter entirely.

The focus for today is CinemaCon, where Shane Black and the Powers That Be at Fox rolled out The Predator‘s tantalizing synopsis alongside a brief sizzle reel that has since been hailed as a delightful bloodbath from the four corners of the Internet.

As compiled by the folks over at Bloody Disgusting, The Predator hasn’t garnered anywhere near the same levels of excitement as Halloween, though perhaps that’s an unfair comparison, given the latter is an old-school reunion 40 years in the making. Nevertheless, this ought to please those itching for a pure, back-to-basics rendition of cinema’s other famous alien.

And so, without further ado, below you’ll find a small sample of the reactions coming in from CinemaCon, and it’s fair to say that The Predator managed to dazzle its audience with a mixture of action, blood, explosions and guns. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Featuring a who’s who of Hollywood talent (Jacob Tremblay! Keegan-Michael Key! Olivia Munn! More!) and more ugly motherfuckers than we can shake a pulse rifle at, The Predator has been scheduled for release on September 14th.

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