The Predator franchise has new life thanks to director Shane Black’s new film. The film is bringing the series back to Earth and will have some tie-ins to the original film. Though the film takes place between Predator 2 and 2010’s Predators.
The Predator will tackle the idea of genetic mutation: “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.”
Back in October star Thomas Jane provided the first details on the reboot.“They’re going to take that bus, drive it down to a ditch and shoot us all just to get rid of this one guy,” Jane explained, via AVP Galaxy. “But, of course, we take the bus over. We’re all like, ‘Let’s go kill these f***ing Predators ourselves! And we’re just crazy enough to believe that this guy really did see a UFO and there’s these aliens out there. So that’s kinda cool!”
The film also stars Boyd Holbrook (Narcos, Logan), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Keegan-Michael Key (Keanu, Key & Peele), Sterling K. Brown (The People v. OJ Simpson), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), and Jacob Tremblay (Room).
The Predator comes to theaters August 3.