The trailer for Shane Black's 'The Predator' dropped and it's a mix of nostalgia and excitement
The film has a stellar cast and the story looks like it's going to take the franchise in a whole new direction
The trailer for 'The Predator' is out and we have to say that it looks like it's going to be one helluva fun ride. This is the latest film in the sci-fi franchise that started with the 1987 cult-classic 'Predator' starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and directed by John McTiernan. The original film had tons of action, and judging by the latest trailer, the new film looks like it's going to pack the same punch.
The Predator is the latest film in the franchise from writer/director Shane Black who had done some unscripted work for and even acted in the original film back when he was unknown and a struggling screenwriter. Black got his big break with another cult hit film, Lethal Weapon. His biggest film till date was Iron Man 3 and now he's finally come full circle with the franchise that started everything for him.
The film has an insane cast with Boyd Holbrook (Narcos, Logan), Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Jacob Tremblay (Room), Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Sterling K. Brown (This is Us), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), and Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica), all set to act in the new film in the franchise.
The Predator is alleged to take the franchise back to its R-rated origins, and according to a statement that Sterling K Brown gave EW, the movie definitely has Black's "really wicked sense of humor to it". As with anything these days, there have been many concerns about the film because Black reshot the entire third act of the film but this doesn't necessarily spell disaster for it in any way.
Here's the official synopsis for the film:
"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."
The film was co-written by Fred Dekker, Black’s partner from Monster Squad and it is scheduled for release on September 14, 2018.