Shane Black Talks About Why He Wanted to Direct The Predator

Shane Black Talks About Why He Wanted to Direct The Predator

Posted by May 24, 2018 Comment

The first footage for the Shane Black movie The Predator dropped recently, and we’re finally starting to get an idea of what kind of movie we can expect from the production. Black was recently spoke to a couple of different outlets, including Cinema Blend, about why he decided to take on The Predator.

No, I just thought that it was a great, iconic alien. And, what separated it from other alien invasion movies wasn’t just a space plot, it was an actual space creature with a mythos and a sense of honor, in some respect. A mission. And, a sense of humor, oddly. The idea of the game it plays. It’s rare that the Predator shows humor, but there are moments where you see it almost look at someone like, ‘Really?’

The Predator

It sounds like Black really connected with the mythology of the Predators and that was why he wanted to take on the project. That’s an interesting reason, as is his idea that there could be some humor in a series about an alien tearing people apart.

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 Predator, directed by Shane Black, stars Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey, and Yvonne Strahovski. It will be released on September 14th.

(Last Updated May 24, 2018 11:44 pm )

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