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Updated: 50 Cent to Star in The Predator?

50 Cent to star in The Predator? Whilst talking to DJ Enuff’ on satellite radio Sirius XM’s Shade 45, Curtis James Jackson – better known as the rapper 50 Cent – said that he would be in Shane Black and Fred Dekker’s new Predator film, The Predator:

“I’ll be doing some new feature films and stuff like that too. I’ll do Predator.”

The comment is made at around the 30 minute mark and isn’t elaborated any further on. We don’t know if 50 Cent was joking or not – or possibly even stating his desire to be included in the project – as he quickly laughs it off and moves on.

50 Cent to Star In The Predator?  50 Cent to Star in The Predator?

50 Cent to star in The Predator?

Whilst being better known as the rapper 50 Cent, Curtis Jackson has acted in quite a few projects including Escape Plan where he starred alongside Sylvester Stallone and Predator’s very own Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Until we receive any further confirmation or clarification on the comments, please take this one with a grain of salt! Thanks to biggymac for the news.

Update 07/04/2016 – In another interview with 99 Jamz UnCensored from about a week ago, Curtis Jackson unequivocally states he maybe involved with The Predator: “I’m working on some new projects. You heard of the movie Predator? I might be a part of that project this summer.” You can hear this at the around the 3 minute mark. Thanks to Mike for the tip.

Update 13/04/21016Fred Dekker confirmed via Facebook that 50 Cent had at least met with Shane Black: “He and the director have met. That’s all I know.”



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  1. whiterabbit
    Still 50 cent has the acting range of any tom, dick or harry from off the street. Here, say these lines with a straight face. Yea, I'll give you that. At least he can do that but that's it.

    That was pretty much my point. I never said he was great, just that I think it's unfair that people are dismissing his as something that will completely ruin the movie by his mere presence.
    But he isn't even kind of good ok at acting. After the initial shock I did back off of it but I mean really, he should have kept his mouth shut until a few other actors names were made public. Where he could blend into the crowd a bit. Never the less he needs to bring a better game face in this movie. The shit in escape plan isn't going to cut it regardless of our opinions.

    Considering the first movie was almost exclusively cast with bodybuilders, wrestlers, and psychopaths, I'm really, really not seeing how the idea of 50 cent being in this is a bad thing. Predator movies don't require a lot of acting.
    Yea but they're all actors, sort of... hell that movie has two former Governors and a small town mayor and the current director of the next predator movie. Bill Duke and Carl Weathers are both legitimate actors. Peter Hall was awesome in the suit. Chaves was stalked by a Predator in real life!

     :laugh:
  2. overthere
    Predator is probably Arnold's best performance. He carried the movie in the last 30 minutes on his own, without saying a word.
    Except maybe Terminator where his stiffness fit into the character.
  3. SiL
    Considering the first movie was almost exclusively cast with bodybuilders, wrestlers, and psychopaths, I'm really, really not seeing how the idea of 50 cent being in this is a bad thing. Predator movies don't require a lot of acting.
  4. Johnny Handsome
    Still 50 cent has the acting range of any tom, dick or harry from off the street. Here, say these lines with a straight face. Yea, I'll give you that. At least he can do that but that's it.

    That was pretty much my point. I never said he was great, just that I think it's unfair that people are dismissing his as something that will completely ruin the movie by his mere presence.
    That's exactly my opinion.

    The last Person i expected them to even consider for a role in this movie was 50 Cent, but let's just wait and see how things turn out.

    Much more intersting to me is the fact that they really started to approach People and i can't wait for some confirmed casting and story Details.
  5. whiterabbit
    Alright HuDaFuk, I watched Escape Plan last night and holy f**k, for as stupid as it was, it wasn't that bad of a time waster. Still 50 cent has the acting range of any tom, dick or harry from off the street. Here, say these lines with a straight face. Yea, I'll give you that. At least he can do that but that's it. He face looked as dead as botox. Though I think a competent director could squeeze something out of him. Still in my honest opinion, you're bring overtly optimistic about it.

    I suppose he did actually play a decent dork.
  6. dallevalle
    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo o.........
  7. overthere
    What's the big deal? He'll be one of the thugs and probably die very early in the movie. Sort of like Justin Bieber in Zoolander 2.
    Zoolander 2 is one of the worst movies I've ever seen, though.
  8. HuDaFuK
    Alright, we get it, you dig escape plan and no I have not seen it.

    That's not my point. I actually thought the film was just OK.

    My point is people keep slagging off ol' Fiddy's acting as shite when his performance really wasn't half bad in that film. OK, he was no Daniel Day-Lewis, but he certainly wasn't appalling, which makes stuff like "he could play a dead body and still ruin the movie" grossly unfair.

    And trust me, I never thought I'd be defending 50 Cent.
  9. Infected
    I still can't see 50 Cent being a Predator movie. If this did this in 2008 then maybe sure. I can't see it happening now since he is not as popular as he once was.
    Maybe he can pop out as a soldier somewhere with a gun in his hand,
    and the predator presses a button with some nitrogen thats sprays on his side and then his arm and the side of his body freezes and the predator smashes it off.

     :P
  10. boostedlsj
    oh great that's all we need some useless idiot that cant even act unless its a low budget movie seriously we need decent actors for this franchise I thought predators was ok but we need a film that can be as good as the first predator movie was bring back arnie make sure the film isn't made on the cheap take ur time with it and it could be awesome but first and formost get rid of 50 pence please we need a good film not some useless twit that has the charisma of a KitKat chocolate bar

    Obviously 50 Cent isn't a great actor but if utilized correctly he could be more than effective. Especially if Shane goes with a few huge ripped "macho" dudes with no shirts or whatever because 50 Cent when in his best shape is a f**king MONSTER. Also his acting skills have really improved since his first film and he has his own Tv series in the show Power which is his creation and under his direction.

    oh and to say he is an idiot who only gets hired for junk B movies is totally untrue. he has been in movies along side Robert Deniro more than once and Deniro loves working with him. Actually he was in one film alongside Deniro and Al Pacino. Not small roles either. Main roles. As far as him being an idiot? The dude is very business savvy and if you listen to that side of him he is actually very intelligent. He has many business ventures outside of the entertainment industry. Including his own Vodka Brand in Effen Vodka. His own line of headphones and audio devices in SMS Audio. He actually made headlines 8 or so years ago when Vitamin Water sold out to Coca Cola which put a reported 400 million in his wallet because he was smart enough early on to see that Vitamin Water was going to be huge. when coca cola bought them out he owned 10% of their stock actually and even helped market early on by doing a few of their commercials along side other celebs. he did for a short time start his own boxing team with him being the owner along with his at the time best friend Floyd Mayweather Jr. butthey had amajor fallout which cost 50 millions so he backed out and that ended quickly. they did have around 10 fighters and Mayweather was actually one of them until they ended it. As matter of fact hes been so successful in all his ventures that he left interscope records and created his own independent lable because he no longer saw eye to eye with Jimmy L. at Interscope and could actually afford to do so. My point is without trying to sound like a dickhead..........but maybe you are just assuming hes an idiot because of how you view the majority of rappers and not basing it on his entire body of work and accomplishments outside of music.


    Even though I am a fan of his I do not think he is some great actor by and means but he has been pretty good in a few roles. oh and the dude is a f**king comic genius. seriously. he is funny as piss. maybe he can add a little comic relief.

    sorry tried to type all of this very quickly using my Chatpad on my Xbox One controller so sorry for grammar. and again I meant no offense. love everyone in this community. ive been mostly a lurker for many many years now and check it daily
  11. RakaiThwei
    We don't know if 50 Cent is going to be involved. It could be just hot air.. Wait until Shane or Fred say something..

    I don't like the idea either but... you know... I just want this to be good. If he's in the movie, well... I'd mark that as a con but as long as the story and concepts match up to my ideal vision of the Predator, I'd be willing to overlook it.
  12. Mike
    I'm curious what The Predator will be about. Will the military have a talk with The Predator? Making progress from the end of Predator 2 were they wanted to freeze Cityhunter and have a talk with him.
  13. Infected
    Yea that's the thing. 50 cent is the type of "actor" one hires for a low budget knock off or parody movie and that is what's bothering a lot of us the most. Really he should have kept his mouth shut, the negativity is high because aside from rumors, he apparently sounds like the first hire. I think after a few more credible actors were named to be in the movie, then the announcement of 50 cent being in this would have been less of a shock to the senses.

    If he's in this... he should have never let it slip.
    But then again, he could just simply play a King Willie type victim ;)
  14. jimbob30
    oh great that's all we need some useless idiot that cant even act unless its a low budget movie seriously we need decent actors for this franchise I thought predators was ok but we need a film that can be as good as the first predator movie was bring back arnie make sure the film isn't made on the cheap take ur time with it and it could be awesome but first and formost get rid of 50 pence please we need a good film not some useless twit that has the charisma of a KitKat chocolate bar
  15. boostedlsj
    I've been a big 50 Cent and G-Unit fan since 1999 and still regularly check to see what's new with both. I have heard hundreds of interviews, documentary type videos etc. to say I am about 98% certain 50 Cent is being totally honest. Especially is you watch the second video. Even in the first video he seems like he may be joking or randomly saying he's doing the project if you have heard the dude talk enough times I think you would agree that it doesn't seem like he is joking and it's just the way he carries on a conversation sometimes. So yea for what it's worth IMO he is being 100% honest. But we will see what happens
  16. whiterabbit
    Yea that's the thing. 50 cent is the type of "actor" one hires for a low budget knock off or parody movie and that is what's bothering a lot of us the most. Really he should have kept his mouth shut, the negativity is high because aside from rumors, he apparently sounds like the first hire. I think after a few more credible actors were named to be in the movie, then the announcement of 50 cent being in this would have been less of a shock to the senses.

    If he's in this... he should have never let it slip.
  17. Infected
    He can play Harrigan's kid or Dillon's kid or Mac's kid.

    No matter how you turn it, if he will be in it, it doesnt get my hopes up, and this will probably be a waste straight from the getgo.
    Lots of good black actors around, but casting 50 cent.......COME ONNNNNNN!!!!!!!!



    And Black and Decker...really.. :D
  18. Mike
    I like Predators because it can be looked at as a reboot and remake to some people. It was a sequel as well. It was all of those things.

    I hope it's not true...

    How to make a movie suck 101
  19. XENOMORPHOSIS
    I think rather than using the word reboot, which confuses many that it discard continuity it should be referred to as a ReBrand or ReLaunch, a sequel with a refreshing approach, has throw backs to the previous film/films here and there but can stand as its own thing. Designed to introduce the franchise to a new generation, modern audiences.
  20. whiterabbit
    Reboot: "In serial fiction, to reboot means to discard all continuity in an established series in order to recreate its characters, timeline and backstory from the beginning."
    Yea, like rebooting a computer. However that's not how the suits in the studios are thinking. It just means do what ever is necessary to make more money. Hell when you think about the word reboot in computer terms, a reboot is just to restart the computer from a base state. The definition you posted sounds more like a reformat.

    I think reinvigoration is a more appropriate term.
    Actually I think the term reboot is wrong. I mean when you reboot a computer you don't toss out anything that is saved. You're just continuing with a cleared canvas. Reinvigoration is an end goal.

    Really what JW should be called is milking a cash cow. Once again it is intent, if The Predator is intended to relaunch the Predator property, then I would call it an attempt at rebooting. Restarting if you will. From the perspective that there hasn't been much going on lately.
  21. The Alien Predator
    I thought remakes were when you do the same story of a previous film.

    So if The Predator was a remake of Predator, it'd be a similar (if not the same) story as the 1987 film

    If it were a reboot, it'd do what Godzilla 2014 did, ignore the previous stuff and start its own story.

    But Black and Dekker have stated that the Predator franchise has some rich lore to explore, so this will be a sequel since it will explore what's already established rather than re-doing a story that was done or telling one with new lore from scratch.

    Dude it has less to do with what the word means and more to do with the intent behind the movies purpose. It's clear that Jurassic World is intended as a reboot of a long slumbering cash cow. Yes it's a true sequel but at the same time it's most definitively a reboot. It obviously can't be a remake. Actually I just looked it up and apparently the word "reboot" has fundamentally changed to now accept relaunching a previous property.

    Hmm... you are right, the word "reboot" seems to be the craze these days. I didn't know about the definition change.

    Here's what I found from a quick google search.

    Remake: a film or piece of music that has been filmed or recorded again.
    "a remake of the classic horror tale, ‘Frankenstein’"

    Reboot: "In serial fiction, to reboot means to discard all continuity in an established series in order to recreate its characters, timeline and backstory from the beginning."

    Look a Decoy

    What!? WHERE!?
  22. whiterabbit
    Dude it has less to do with what the word means and more to do with the intent behind the movies purpose. It's clear that Jurassic World is intended as a reboot of a long slumbering cash cow. Yes it's a true sequel but at the same time it's most definitively a reboot. It obviously can't be a remake. Actually I just looked it up and apparently the word "reboot" has fundamentally changed to now accept relaunching a previous property.
  23. Johnny Handsome
    A Reboot for me is a movie, Sequel or not, that is designed to feel like it's the first in the series, whether or not it acknowledges the previous entrys, and any of the examples i named are exactly that kind of movies.

    Ignoring the fact that is fundamentally not what the word means... But OK.
    It's maybe not exactly what the term means, but that's what the studios use the word for... and that's really the point of the whole argument here.
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