Having seen the original Predator wreak havoc back in ’88 with his own eyes, Shane Black knows a thing or two about cinema’s ugliest motherfucker. Which is why we’re cautiously optimistic that his star-studded reboot, simply titled The Predator, will be able to deliver the goods when it lands in theaters later this year.
Featuring a who’s who of A-list talent (Boyd Holbrook, Sterling K. Brown and Olivia Munn, to name but a few), this is a franchise revival that hopes to make amends for Nimród Antal’s ill-fated reboot from 2010, and it seems that Black and co-writer Fred Dekker have but one goal: make the Predator great again. Such a back-to-basics approach has resulted in a film that’s oozing with sci-fi horror, and up above you can catch the latest trailer, which doesn’t feature much in the way of new footage, but does tease what’s sure to be an electrifying ride come this fall.
Set in suburbia, the pic marks the first entry into this most beloved franchise in almost eight years, so it’s fair to say that the long-awaited reimagining has been shackled with great expectation. But judging by everything we’ve seen so far – and there has been quite a lot – we’re quietly confident that the filmmakers can deliver the goods. Not to mention some zippy one-liners to boot.
And make no mistake, with its deft balance of practical and visual effects, plus the great amount of care and time that’s gone into each Predator design, this looks to be an authentic reboot/sequel to the original cult classic, one that we’ve been waiting an awful long time to sit down and watch.
“Good luck killing something you can’t see…” Shane Black will hope to reintroduce The Predator with fire and fury this September.