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The original classic film known as PREDATOR arrived back in 1987. It tells a very clever story about a group of military soldiers that find themselves deep within the jungle being hunted down one by one by a mysterious transparent killer alien. We learned quite some time ago that the Predator would be heading to the modern era courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox.
Back in 2014, Shane Black was picked to direct and also co-write the script for the new film along with Fred Dekker which is titled THE PREDATOR.
It was previously rumored that THE PREDATOR was to be taking place in suburbia, and it looks as though the rumors are very true as FOX CEO Stacey Snider tells Variety:
“We’ve got a “Predator” film coming out that is unexpected and utterly fresh. I just imagined that it would take 500 hours to read the script — that it would be interior jungle, exterior more jungle and then fighting happens, but Emma [Watts] went out and recruited Shane Black. From the first page, it didn’t read like a “Predator” film. It’s set in suburbia. There’s a little boy and his dad at the center of the action.”
Director Shane Black has made it known that his take will be less of a reboot and more of an "inventive sequel," expanding the existing PREDATOR universe instead of retelling the original.
Black also previously stated that:
"...the same sense of wonderment and newness that Close Encounters had when that came out. That's what we want. It's very impossible. But we're gonna try. ... It doesn't have to be 50 Predators riding motorcycles. It just has to feel like a powerful story that has a lot of flavors and textures."
THE PREDATOR cast is made up of Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Sterling K. Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Trevante Rhodes, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, Yvonne Strahovski, Jake Busey Olivia Munn and Edward James Olmos. The Predator himself will be played by actor/stuntman Kyle Strauts.
The film will be set in the present day and the plan is to make this an event movie, with as much money as it takes backing it.
Remember that the film is now set to hit theaters on August 3rd, 2018.