In this era of endless remakes, sequels and reboots, Shane Black’s upcoming Predator update feels like an exception to the rule.
Not only does The Predator already boast an exceptional cast that includes Olivia Munn, Boyd Holbrook and Keegan-Michael Key but it’s also got several up and coming stars on board.
There’s Moonlight star Trevante Rhodes, Room’s Jacob Tremblay, Game of Thrones‘ Alfie Allen and The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime story star Sterling K. Brown and The Handmaid’s tale’s Yvonne Strahovski.
That’s one hell of a list. Throw in Thomas Jane, Edward James Olmos and Jake “son of Gary” Busey and, with Black both writing and directing, you have all the ingredients for a great Predator movie.
Further proof of this was provided via Jane in an interview with Shadow Nation where he offered up a taste of what The Predator is all about and it already sounds great.
According to Jane, the movie focuses on a group of “shellshocked” soldiers who have been arrested and are en route to an army hospital. Things take an interesting turn, however, when it’s discovered one of the group spotted several Predator ships coming 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 said, 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!”
Speaking about his time working with Black on the movie, Jane said: “We had a great cast, with this terrific ensemble with all these great actors. And Shane Black wrote and directed it, so it has that kind of Shane Black humor. We had a blast. It was funny.
“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!”
Predator is set to arrive in cinemas on August 3, 2018 and here at loaded we’re already confident it will be a significant upgrade on the disappointing Alien: Covenant.
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