Something is coming…
After lighting up the halls of CinemaCon with blood, sci-fi action and ugly motherfuckers, 20th Century Fox has summoned the first-look trailer for The Predator, Shane Black and Fred Dekker’s old-school continuation that’s said to take place between the events of Predator 2 (1990) and the botched Predators reboot of 2010.
It shares more DNA with the former sequel, given the suburban setting, but just don’t be fooled into thinking that Black’s squad of Special Forces will be hunting a single extra-terrestrial when in reality, a pool of Predators will be hunting them. Yes, the universe’s most feared creatures are back, back, back, and they’ve seemingly taken a leaf out of Jurassic World‘s book by genetically upgrading themselves with the DNA of other species. Eek!
All of this (and more!) unfolds during today’s first-look teaser, which proves that, yes, the Oscar-winning Jacob Tremblay, who plays an autistic child named Rory McKenna, will prove instrumental in deciphering the Yautja language and, ultimately, averting total disaster.
Overall, this is a much more serious and, dare we say it, gritty action movie when compared to John McTiernan’s cult classic from ’88, but given his tour-de-force performance in Room, we simply can’t wait to see Tremblay crack the alien code come September.
And here’s a reminder of the plot, courtesy of Fox:
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.
Also starring Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey, and Yvonne Strahovski, Shane Black’s bold, R-rated reimagining of The Predator bounds into theaters on September 14th.