Predator is one of the best films of the 1980s. Skillfully blending together action, science fiction, and horror is no easy task but Predator pulls it off with deft skill. While the subsequent Predator films have been varying degrees of mediocre (Predator 2 is easily the most worthy sequel), nothing has been able to live up to that original movie.
That might finally change now that we’re getting a full-on reboot of the franchise. Normally, this would incite unease and frustration, but the people attached to this new version should actually get you excited. Shane Black (Hawkins from the original Predator and writer of Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and Iron Man 3) and Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps, The Monster Squad) are handling the scripting duties and Black is listed on IMDb as the film’s director.
We haven’t heard much about the project since it was announced, but from the looks of this teaser poster, it seems that there’s been some significant progress. Check it out:
Yes, this poster confirms that the new reboot title will be The Predator. Other than that, there’s not a whole lot else revealed here. The tagline is a cute reference to the Predator’s ability to turn invisible, and it’s hard to tell if there’s anything new about this Predator costume. Honestly, the design of the Predator is so iconic that you don’t need to change hardly anything.
Still, this is reason for excitement. Predator was bound to get a reboot at some point, and it’s good to hear that Shane Black is involved with it. He did un-credited rewrites on the original Predator script, going so far as to make himself a character so he could be on set to help with the script. He’s also insisted that this new version is a sequel to the original film, but it will also act as an entry point for new viewers. We’ll have to wait and see exactly what that means.