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Shane Black to do a Sequel to Predator, Not a Reboot

While initial reports revealed that Shane Black would be rebooting the Predator franchise, the director and screenwriter has now revealed to Collider that his upcoming movie will actually be an “inventive sequel” to Predator. You can find an excerpt from Collider’s report below:

As far as Fred and I are concerned anyway, why start over, when you’ve all this rich mythology yet to mine?”  Black said he doesn’t like reboots generally, but can “really get behind inventive sequels”, noting that he likes “the idea of expanding and exploring the existing Predator mythology, rather than hitting the restart button. He went on to say that Dekker, who’s writing the screenplay, is “perfect” for the project, adding the two had a blast writing the screenplay for The Monster Squad together.”

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  1. Johnny Handsome


    I just watched this interview from 2013, and Shane is asked if he would direkt another Predator movie (i wonder if Fox watched this).

    What i think is interesting, is that he is saying that it has to be a Predator story that needs to be told... well, obviously he found an answer to that, because he also says that Predator doesn't need another film (which is right), so i wonder what made him think otherwise.
  2. Wrecktangle
    I have to admit, I was quite ecstatic upon learning the news. It has been quite a while, and it'll be good to see the Predator doing what it does best on the big screen. Shane Black is quite talented and in his hands I am quite optimistic of the direction this next feature will take.  :)
  3. HuDaFuK
    The fact of the matter is, any way you cut it, there is going to be fans, critics, and casual movie-goers who are going to criticize or downright hate the film for being either too different or too similar to the original. That's just how it is.

    Likewise, there will be those the enjoy or love it for being similar or different.

    Well put. Personally, I'm not especially bothered how similar to or different from the previous films it is, so long as it's an enjoyable movie in its own right. The fact Predators was so close to the first film in terms of execution isn't what let it down for me (although some of the references were far too heavy-handed).
  4. Bio Mech Hunter
    The fact of the matter is, any way you cut it, there is going to be fans, critics, and casual movie-goers who are going to criticize or downright hate the film for being either too different or too similar to the original. That's just how it is.

    Likewise, there will be those the enjoy or love it for being similar or different.
  5. Spoonman101
    Critical thinking seems to be dying art...

    I guess humanity will be ok as long as we have you around to keep waving the flag of critical thinking.

    http://thumbs.newschoolers.com/index.php?src=http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k639/jakeschoon/82754347.gif&size=400x1000
    I can't even begin to express how much joy this post has brought to me on this one day...
  6. SM
    Like building floors/windows/Alien cages that weren't affected by it?

    Which floors and windows?  As for the cages - it's back to volume.  No amount of foresight is going to withstand that much acid.

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    Sure didnt stop them from breeding a lot of aliens and placing them in definitelynotacidproof cages.

    A few millilitres of diluted acid blood is apparently comparable to several litres of non diluted blood.

    Critical thinking seems to be dying art...
  7. Russ
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    That's very nice. The film shows us it doesn't. It's hanging on the end of that thing for about a minute. A tiny splash of blood burned through two entire decks of the Nostromo in half that time.

    No.  Ripley is firing the engine 15 seconds after firing the harpoon.  It's about a minute between cutting the hugger and Ripley saying "Looks like it's stopping."

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    Acid of adult Alien is not as potent as the one of  facehugger. It was shown in Aliens.

    The determining factors are volume of blood and what it's reacting to - metal or flesh.  Nothing to do with whether it comes from a hugger or adult.

    Don't say that. The more potent FH blood is much more fun. You know, they're smaller, more vulnerable, they have a stronger defense mechanism.... I like it more than your science!
  8. HuDaFuK
    It's just like how, in Resurrection, Ripley 8's acidic blood doesn't affect any of the surgical implements they use to cut her open and take out the Chestburster, even though it can melt flooring and even completely burn through a spaceship window.
  9. SM
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    Either way, surely it would've dissolved that flimsy cable in that time.

    Guess not.  We don't know what the harpoon is made out of or whether any actually got on the cable.  It's more likely the engine took care of the cable than any acid.
  10. SM
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    That's very nice. The film shows us it doesn't. It's hanging on the end of that thing for about a minute. A tiny splash of blood burned through two entire decks of the Nostromo in half that time.

    No.  Ripley is firing the engine 15 seconds after firing the harpoon.  It's about a minute between cutting the hugger and Ripley saying "Looks like it's stopping."

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    Acid of adult Alien is not as potent as the one of  facehugger. It was shown in Aliens.

    The determining factors are volume of blood and what it's reacting to - metal or flesh.  Nothing to do with whether it comes from a hugger or adult.
  11. Master
    Acid of adult Alien is not as potent as the one of  facehugger. It was shown in Aliens.

    Lol no it isn't. Dead Aliens are seen to have burned through several floors of the colony. Drake and Hicks' armour don't fare too well either. Plus what about the escape in Resurrection? That's through the floor in a matter of seconds.

    Also Predator equipment doesn't seem to record heat signature other then filtered ones.

    No, the filmmakers don't seem to realise a bit of mud doesn't make you invisible. Or rather, they didn't care, because the viewers don't either.

    Except you guys, who seem determined to reach for lame explanations that don't exist in any logical sense.

    Of course it is. Whole alien have like what? 5 Liters of acid? It's reasonable such amount burns through several decs. Few drops of FH acid did exactly thesame.
  12. Russ
    Acid of adult Alien is not as potent as the one of  facehugger. It was shown in Aliens.

    Lol no it isn't. Dead Aliens are seen to have burned through several floors of the colony. Drake and Hicks' armour don't fare too well either. Plus what about the escape in Resurrection? That's through the floor in a matter of seconds.

    Hmm -- but maybe they were totally exploded at close range (a la Hick's shotgun). Certainly in A:R, it was ALL the alien blood that melted through the floor.

    But you're right. You only think of that shit afterwards or ten years later on a forum.
  13. HuDaFuK
    Acid of adult Alien is not as potent as the one of  facehugger. It was shown in Aliens.

    Lol no it isn't. Dead Aliens are seen to have burned through several floors of the colony. Drake and Hicks' armour don't fare too well either. Plus what about the escape in Resurrection? That's through the floor in a matter of seconds.

    Also Predator equipment doesn't seem to record heat signature other then filtered ones.

    No, the filmmakers don't seem to realise a bit of mud doesn't make you invisible. Or rather, they didn't care, because the viewers don't either.

    Except you guys, who seem determined to reach for lame explanations that don't exist in any logical sense.
  14. Russ
    Acid of adult Alien is not as potent as the one of  facehugger. It was shown in Aliens.

    I never thought of that. Yet I always wondered why a jizz sized amount could burn through the Nostromo yet a vomit sized amount didn't burn Hudson's arm right off. Or disintegrate Drake.

    Today is "thank the Master" day.

    (Disintegrate Drake. That;s a good name for a band)
  15. Master
    Acid of adult Alien is not as potent as the one of  facehugger. It was shown in Aliens.

    Also Predator equipment doesn't seem to record heat signature other then filtered ones. Background heat signiture is nullified and all other that are not 100% marked as living creature.
  16. HuDaFuK
    It's just a plot contrivance. Simple as.

    It's like trying to explain why the Alien's blood doesn't melt through the harpoon cable Ripley shoots it with at the end of Alien. It doesn't make any sense, but it is that way because the script says so.
  17. SiL
    The mask clearly filters and amplifies the infra-red spectrum to make it easier to discern, sure. But you're idea that it completely ignores mud just because the Predators programmed it to is, with all due respect, stupid.
    And yet, supported by the film!

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    Did they come to Earth beforehand and grab some mud to sample? What if the mud came straight out of a fridge?
    Or much simpler, it's keying living things in, and everything else out. It doesn't need to sample mud, just people. And they've done that plenty.

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    What if Dutch built a house out of mud bricks to hide in?
    Dutch could build a house out of anything opaque and hide from a Predator. He could stand behind a particularly broad tree and disappear.

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    I'm not even sure why you're so desperate to justify this obviously stupid plot point anyway.
    I'm not "desperately" doing anything. Just musing. Why are you getting antsy that I'd try to explain what's seen in the film?
  18. Bio Mech Hunter
    I always wondered why they messed up consistency with the Preds' unmasked IR vision in Predator 2. I'm guessing it was probably due to either budget constraint, or a lack of attention to detail. :-\

    Considering it's a cold building, with dead meat everywhere, at night, and it was just doused in cold water, and had cryo-guns spraying all over the place, I can totally buy that the predator's natural vision would look like it's masked version.
    What about when they're in the ship? I'd have to go with HuDaFuK. It's most likely an oversight.
  19. OpenMaw
    Yes, we'll just ignore the fact his eyes should be glowing red hot in thermal vision.

    Does it really bother you that much. I mean...Really?  :laugh:

    I always wondered why they messed up consistency with the Preds' unmasked IR vision in Predator 2. I'm guessing it was probably due to either budget constraint, or a lack of attention to detail. :-\

    Considering it's a cold building, with dead meat everywhere, at night, and it was just doused in cold water, and had cryo-guns spraying all over the place, I can totally buy that the predator's natural vision would look like it's masked version.
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