Director Shane Black is getting ready to bring something new but familiar to The Predator next month. USA Today has run their fall preview and we got a new image of the classic monster, but Black has also given a hint about what humanity has been doing since our first encounter with the predators.
More than 30 years after the first movie, the alien hunters return to Earth to plague humanity, and the premise here is “enough of these things have happened and with sufficient frequency that we’ve actually started paying attention,” Black says. “There’s even a fledgling scientific group whose purpose is to watch the skies in anticipation of the next incursion.”
When it comes to late-in-the-game reboots like this is that someone is going to change something fundamental about the series. According to Black, when it comes to the predators faces and the sounds they make he’s not fixing what isn’t broken.
“Those are the staples that people are happy to see come back.”
This movie is one of the unknown quantities of the fall season, so pushing the boundaries without breaking them is probably the best way to go about it. Now we’ll have to see if the audience shows up.
Summary: 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.