Howdy ladies and gents, time for another news update. Now recently it was reported that the Predator series would be getting another film and it would be a reboot, written and directed by Shane Black. Now it seems like there’s an update about this new film from the director himself. The following information comes from superherohype:
Big news broke yesterday with the reveal that Shane Black has plans to “reboot” 20th Century Fox’s Predator. Today, the Iron Man 3 writer and director (not to mention star of the John McTiernan original) tells Collider that his film does, indeed, tie to franchise continuity.
“Why start over, when you’ve all this rich mythology yet to mine?” Black says, adding that he can, “…really get behind inventive sequels.”
Black will be directing the new film and writing the treatment, which will then be scripted in full by Fred Dekker (with whom Black worked on Monster Squad).
Ah okay, well this is much better news and I think I am more down with the idea of a sequel than a reboot. For me, reboots have happened far too much a in recent years and if the Predator film series were to get rebooted only four years after the last one that would be a little too soon. So to hear that this film will be a sequel to 2010’s Predators is a nice and interesting surprise. Predators was a decent film and was the best film the series has had since the original 1987 film, it a similar kind of set-up, different and varied characters and even featured the original music too. That being said it still wasn’t strong enough to be a solid sci-fi action film. But with the way that film ended it left some interesting opportunities for any future films that would follow in the future.