Another Predator reboot is on the way from 20th Century Fox. The new film will not be a reboot of the 2010 Predators, which starred Adrien Brody as mercenary trapped on the Predators home world. Shane Black (Iron Man 3, Nice Guys) will direct the new Rated R movie, The Predators. The new film starring Thomas Jane (The Mist, The Punisher) will be set on Earth.
In an interview on Shadow Nation, Jane provided some of the first real details about the film. The actor explained that the film will focus on a group of “shellshocked” soldiers, who are arrested and are in the process of being transported to an army hospital. However, one of the soldiers is being targeted because he has seen the Predator ships come to earth.
“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!”
“You know the Predators, you know they didn’t f*** those up. They’re still Predators and they’re pretty much the same Predator as always. I think it might be great. I tell you the acting is going to be pretty good. I’m going to be good in it!”
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.