'The Predator' final trailer offers a sneak peek on the ultimate killing machine
The trailer offers audiences a glimpse of what to expect from the movie and introduces the 'ultimate predator' into the mix
The final trailer for Shane Black's much-awaited reinvention of the 'Predator' franchise has dropped, and it gives audiences a glimpse of what they can expect from the reboot come September 14. The new 2:15 trailer provides a little more insight than the previous iteration, showcasing a conversation between lead Quin McKenna (Boyd Holbrook) — the army ranger who discovers the existence of the predators — and the rag-tag group of convicts who constitute his new team.
The film, which is technically the fourth installment in the series, focusses on the 'ultimate predator' — the one that preys on other predators. His surprise appearance in the first official trailer in June had sparked excitement, though there was only limited information available.
In the latest trailer, we see the new antagonist tear the others apart with ease as he seeks to become the ultimate killing machine.
The events in 'The Predator' are set to take place between the timeline of 'Predator 2' (1990) and 'Predators' (2010), with the story unfolding in the small-town streets of suburbia after Rory McKenna (Jacob Tremblay) inadvertently kicks off a chain of events that sees the fearsome predators find their way back to Earth. However, this time, there's a catch — the ultimate predator.
An official description suggests that the universe's most lethal hunters have genetically upgraded themselves with DNAs from other species and, on Earth, they're thirsty for the DNA of the only species that has managed to beat them so far.
Like the previous trailers, this one is not lacking in action either. While punctuated by explosions, mutilations, dismemberments, maulings, car flips, and action sequences galore, there are also some lighthearted moments as Sterling K. Brown's Will Traeger and Keegan Michael-Key's Coyle provide comic relief with witty punchlines and one-liners. Olivia Munn's Casey Bracket features in parts as well, pondering how she wound up in her current situation. It's a perfect blend of everything quintessential to a Shane Black movie.
With Black, 20th Century Fox seems to have hit the nail on the head. The director boasts of a remarkable resume, and his supporting role in the original 1987 film is sure to give him an inside perspective of the franchise that arguably no other director can provide. Black also penned the script for the reboot alongside Fred Dekker ('Night of the Creeps' and 'The Monster Squad'). John Davis returns as the producer from the first three installments, and Lawrence Gordon serves as executive producer.
According to reports, the first Predator movie in 1987 took in more than $98 million in worldwide box office. The biggest subsequent entry was the crossover 'Alien Vs. Predator' in 2004, which took in $172.5 million worldwide. The Predator is the first installment since 2010.
'Alien vs Predator' (2004), 'Alien vs Predator: Requiem' (2007), and 'Predators' (2010) were received fairly poorly in the box office, and the hope will be that 'The Predator' will prove the much-needed boost to the franchise.
Watch the latest trailer for 'The Predator' here: