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Updated: Shane Black Says The Predator Starts Filming February 2017

Update 29/10/2016 – According to the latest Directors Guild of Canada – British Columbia Production List, The Predator will now be filming from Feb 20 2017  to May 15 2017. Thanks to Darkoo for the heads-up.

We last heard a few months back that The Predator was due to start filming from October 2016 to February 2017 and unfortunately that hasn’t happened. In a new interview on Collider, director Shane Black confirms that filming will commence on the new Predator movie in February 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. They are due to begin heavy pre-production very soon so I imagine Amalgamated Dynamics will be getting to work on crafting the new Predator costume(s).

“Right now we’re looking at probably beginning to mid February. I’m heading up to Vancouver in a week or two to go into a serious pre-production, so we’re on the cusp.”

Shane Black goes on to say that the Predator sequel will be scary, funny and wondrous. We know very little about the characters so far but he says there will be similarities to the cast of the original Predator but a couple of factors will make it slightly different. We recently heard that Benicio Del Toro dropped out of The Predator and was replaced by Boyd Holbrook. The rapper 50 Cent is another person who has supposedly signed on to star in the film.

The Predator Begins Filming in February 2017 Shane Black Says The Predator Starts Filming February 2017

The Predator Begins Filming in February 2017!

Shane Black also touched upon the rating given the success of Deadpool and the upcoming Logan movie being R-Rated too. Black says The Predator should be R-Rated and 20th Century Fox understand that fans don’t want to see a watered down PG13 version.

“Fox has been very cooperative. I mean part of it is the success they had with Deadpool, but I also made a case—and I think they agreed—that fans of the Predator generally, probably aren’t looking to go to see a PG-13-rated version of it. It would be more of a letdown if it was sort of tailored to a family friendly audience than if it were allowed to play out to the same scale and level that the first R-rated one did.”

The Predator is still slated to hit cinemas February 9, 2018.



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  1. Predator_Spirit
    You mean the credibility of a movie about an dreadlocked alien hunter who comes to earth to hunt humans for sport?

    As long as it's fun, entertaining and good looking, i'm ok with it not being credible.

    You can twist the words , it doesn't change the fact this guy will decrease the quality of the movie.

    You know.. the male pornstar and the wrestler that acted in the first Predator movie
    didnt really "decrease" the quality of the film.

    But i'm sure a rapper will destroy the credibility of a brand new predator film! Cant trust them rappers!

    ;)

    The fact that he is rapper is irrelevant.he is a bad actor.so bad he bought one of his roles.

  2. skhellter
    You mean the credibility of a movie about an dreadlocked alien hunter who comes to earth to hunt humans for sport?

    As long as it's fun, entertaining and good looking, i'm ok with it not being credible.

    You can twist the words , it doesn't change the fact this guy will decrease the quality of the movie.

    You know.. the male pornstar and the wrestler that acted in the first Predator movie
    didnt really "decrease" the quality of the film.

    But i'm sure a rapper will destroy the credibility of a brand new predator film! Cant trust them rappers!

    ;)
  3. Robot6
    Someone mentioned Godzilla here. There should be a comic book where Weyland-yutani goes to Alien homeworld and finds a 300 foot Alien Super-queen, and smuggles it back to Earth, where to breaks loose, starts terrorizing and laying eggs everywhere and soon fights Godzilla and King Kong in a 3 way match. Throw in Engineer, black goo , King Ghidorah, Mothra too for an epic crossover.

    So yeah, The Predator is filming in February of 2017 and we're all excited I think!

    It's going to be such a "painful" wait haha, I'm hoping Dark Horse will be dishing out a whole host of tie-in material like they have been with the Fire & Stone/ Life & Death stuff... maybe a few more novels too! :-D
  4. BishopShouldGo
    Someone mentioned Godzilla here. There should be a comic book where Weyland-yutani goes to Alien homeworld and finds a 300 foot Alien Super-queen, and smuggles it back to Earth, where to breaks loose, starts terrorizing and laying eggs everywhere and soon fights Godzilla and King Kong in a 3 way match. Throw in Engineer, black goo , King Ghidorah, Mothra too for an epic crossover.

    So yeah, The Predator is filming in February of 2017 and we're all excited I think!
  5. The Wolverine Predator
    Has that actually been confirmed by the studio and/or actor reps or was that all rumored by people on twitter claiming they scooped it?

    Is there a chance the actors rumored to have been offered the role were never approached to begin with? I'm not familiar with the reliability of some of these scoops so excuse me if I'm missing something.

    Nothing confirmed, no. Just comments from a fairly reputable source. Aside from Holbrook and del Toro, I don't think Black ever spoke about the cast.

    Oh and Fred Dekker confirmed Curtis Jackson was being considered for a role.
    and you can thank me for asking him that question
  6. Whiskeybrewer
    Someone mentioned Godzilla here. There should be a comic book where Weyland-yutani goes to Alien homeworld and finds a 300 foot Alien Super-queen, and smuggles it back to Earth, where to breaks loose, starts terrorizing and laying eggs everywhere and soon fights Godzilla and King Kong in a 3 way match. Throw in Engineer, black goo , King Ghidorah, Mothra too for an epic crossover.

    So Destroy All Monster 2 then?
  7. Jet Jaguar
    Someone mentioned Godzilla here. There should be a comic book where Weyland-yutani goes to Alien homeworld and finds a 300 foot Alien Super-queen, and smuggles it back to Earth, where to breaks loose, starts terrorizing and laying eggs everywhere and soon fights Godzilla and King Kong in a 3 way match. Throw in Engineer, black goo , King Ghidorah, Mothra too for an epic crossover.
  8. Predator_Spirit
    Quote
    You know, at some point we might beef up Mr. Holbrook a little bit, give him a physical workout schedule. That's what we all had to do on the first Predator! We had to become a slightly more exaggerated, beefy version of ourselves. It's a shame -- schedules just could not allow us to proceed in any way that met our start date that we insisted on with Benicio. But we do have this wonderful actor! That's the good news.

    [Boyd Holbrook] is a guy who is fantastic, and we're gonna beef up the rest of the cast, and make announcements very soon about the members of this team that we're setting up. And it's all people I really want, and want to work with. It's going to be a very exciting cast.

    Good news all around then. Shane casts very carefully and with them pushing the filming back to feb., Holbrook doesn't look like a last minute solution anymore, he really seems to think he's a great choice for this.

    Except 50 cents being considered and meeting Shane once, so far it's allright.
    Totally depends on the role he's being considered for. One thing is for sure, they don't cast 50 for his acting, maybe they just need a tough guy soldier with a certain physicality, for that, he would be good, the guy is ripped.

    Plus, whether you like him or not, he's got a huge fanbase behind him, making it totally understandable to be an option with them wanting to "beef up the supporting cast".

    He wouldn't be credible as a tough guy, he wouldn't be credible as a dead corpse lying on the floor.
    He got shot 10 times, even in the face, and survived in real life. Even though that has nothing to do with him being in movies, if anyone is a tough guy, it's him.

    So impressed. :D , If he is in, the credibility of the movie is going down.
  9. Johnny Handsome
    Quote
    You know, at some point we might beef up Mr. Holbrook a little bit, give him a physical workout schedule. That's what we all had to do on the first Predator! We had to become a slightly more exaggerated, beefy version of ourselves. It's a shame -- schedules just could not allow us to proceed in any way that met our start date that we insisted on with Benicio. But we do have this wonderful actor! That's the good news.

    [Boyd Holbrook] is a guy who is fantastic, and we're gonna beef up the rest of the cast, and make announcements very soon about the members of this team that we're setting up. And it's all people I really want, and want to work with. It's going to be a very exciting cast.

    Good news all around then. Shane casts very carefully and with them pushing the filming back to feb., Holbrook doesn't look like a last minute solution anymore, he really seems to think he's a great choice for this.

    Except 50 cents being considered and meeting Shane once, so far it's allright.
    Totally depends on the role he's being considered for. One thing is for sure, they don't cast 50 for his acting, maybe they just need a tough guy soldier with a certain physicality, for that, he would be good, the guy is ripped.

    Plus, whether you like him or not, he's got a huge fanbase behind him, making it totally understandable to be an option with them wanting to "beef up the supporting cast".

    He wouldn't be credible as a tough guy, he wouldn't be credible as a dead corpse lying on the floor.
    He got shot 10 times, even in the face, and survived in real life. Even though that has nothing to do with him being in movies, if anyone is a tough guy, it's him.
  10. Predator_Spirit
    Quote
    You know, at some point we might beef up Mr. Holbrook a little bit, give him a physical workout schedule. That's what we all had to do on the first Predator! We had to become a slightly more exaggerated, beefy version of ourselves. It's a shame -- schedules just could not allow us to proceed in any way that met our start date that we insisted on with Benicio. But we do have this wonderful actor! That's the good news.

    [Boyd Holbrook] is a guy who is fantastic, and we're gonna beef up the rest of the cast, and make announcements very soon about the members of this team that we're setting up. And it's all people I really want, and want to work with. It's going to be a very exciting cast.

    Good news all around then. Shane casts very carefully and with them pushing the filming back to feb., Holbrook doesn't look like a last minute solution anymore, he really seems to think he's a great choice for this.

    Except 50 cents being considered and meeting Shane once, so far it's allright.
    Totally depends on the role he's being considered for. One thing is for sure, they don't cast 50 for his acting, maybe they just need a tough guy soldier with a certain physicality, for that, he would be good, the guy is ripped.

    Plus, whether you like him or not, he's got a huge fanbase behind him, making it totally understandable to be an option with them wanting to "beef up the supporting cast".

    He wouldn't be credible as a tough guy, he wouldn't be credible as a dead corpse lying on the floor.

  11. Johnny Handsome
    Quote
    You know, at some point we might beef up Mr. Holbrook a little bit, give him a physical workout schedule. That's what we all had to do on the first Predator! We had to become a slightly more exaggerated, beefy version of ourselves. It's a shame -- schedules just could not allow us to proceed in any way that met our start date that we insisted on with Benicio. But we do have this wonderful actor! That's the good news.

    [Boyd Holbrook] is a guy who is fantastic, and we're gonna beef up the rest of the cast, and make announcements very soon about the members of this team that we're setting up. And it's all people I really want, and want to work with. It's going to be a very exciting cast.

    Good news all around then. Shane casts very carefully and with them pushing the filming back to feb., Holbrook doesn't look like a last minute solution anymore, he really seems to think he's a great choice for this.

    Except 50 cents being considered and meeting Shane once, so far it's allright.
    Totally depends on the role he's being considered for. One thing is for sure, they don't cast 50 for his acting, maybe they just need a tough guy soldier with a certain physicality, for that, he would be good, the guy is ripped.

    Plus, whether you like him or not, he's got a huge fanbase behind him, making it totally understandable to be an option with them wanting to "beef up the supporting cast".
  12. Predator_Spirit
    Quote
    You know, at some point we might beef up Mr. Holbrook a little bit, give him a physical workout schedule. That's what we all had to do on the first Predator! We had to become a slightly more exaggerated, beefy version of ourselves. It's a shame -- schedules just could not allow us to proceed in any way that met our start date that we insisted on with Benicio. But we do have this wonderful actor! That's the good news.

    [Boyd Holbrook] is a guy who is fantastic, and we're gonna beef up the rest of the cast, and make announcements very soon about the members of this team that we're setting up. And it's all people I really want, and want to work with. It's going to be a very exciting cast.

    Good news all around then. Shane casts very carefully and with them pushing the filming back to feb., Holbrook doesn't look like a last minute solution anymore, he really seems to think he's a great choice for this.

    Except 50 cents being considered and meeting Shane once, so far it's allright.
  13. Corporal Hicks
    Has that actually been confirmed by the studio and/or actor reps or was that all rumored by people on twitter claiming they scooped it?

    Is there a chance the actors rumored to have been offered the role were never approached to begin with? I'm not familiar with the reliability of some of these scoops so excuse me if I'm missing something.

    Nothing confirmed, no. Just comments from a fairly reputable source. Aside from Holbrook and del Toro, I don't think Black ever spoke about the cast.

    Oh and Fred Dekker confirmed Curtis Jackson was being considered for a role.
  14. System Apollo
    People will do Terminator Part Four with Mr. Charlie's Angels, or take part in Mad Max Part Four which is not as popular a series, but they won't put their faith in Shane Black. Still can't believe it.

    "Ohhhh! Oh my! I might get a disease if I work on a Predator movie! Hollywood might point and laugh at me and I'll be blacklisted oh God! Oh this is awful. Ohhhh I'm gonna ever so faint. Sign me up for War Dogs and The Accountant but please, no, not the dreadlocked alien movie. Anyyyyything but the dreadlocked alien movie! Oh my fragile heart."
    lol, there is a plethora of reasons why actors rejected The Predator and I highly doubt it is because it will tarnish their reputation.

    No Arnold. No deal.  >:(
    Ew, I am glad they will take their business elsewhere then.
  15. The Alien Predator
    BishopShouldGo: SKREEEEEEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNK!!!!!!!!!!!! *smashes nearest buildings*

    Only Hollywood has the means to stop this rampage, with the A-List Destroyer that will pump out all the best and most well known names for this movie. It will pacify the creature and convince it to go back into the ocean and enjoy The Predator in peace and quiet for the next century or so.
  16. Stealth_Hunter
    You have no idea why the others actually fell through.
    Has that actually been confirmed by the studio and/or actor reps or was that all rumored by people on twitter claiming they scooped it?

    Is there a chance the actors rumored to have been offered the role were never approached to begin with? I'm not familiar with the reliability of some of these scoops so excuse me if I'm missing something.
  17. BishopShouldGo
    People will do Terminator Part Four with Mr. Charlie's Angels, or take part in Mad Max Part Four which is not as popular a series, but they won't put their faith in Shane Black. Still can't believe it.

    "Ohhhh! Oh my! I might get a disease if I work on a Predator movie! Hollywood might point and laugh at me and I'll be blacklisted oh God! Oh this is awful. Ohhhh I'm gonna ever so faint. Sign me up for War Dogs and The Accountant but please, no, not the dreadlocked alien movie. Anyyyyything but the dreadlocked alien movie! Oh my fragile heart."

  18. Corporal Hicks
    He could just be lying (benevolently.) For example, Mark Frost said quite sincerely in interviews throughout 2012-2014 that he had never spoken to David Lynch about doing any new Twin Peaks, and when the new series was actually announced it turned out they'd been planning it since 2011. Sometimes you just have to lie outright to protect whatever's going on behind the scenes, or to avoid disappointing some people if things don't pan out.

    True. true. It's certainly a possibility. Seems like an odd lie though. I mean, we obviously know he's working on it and they're casting.
  19. Valaquen
    Dammit. I was hoping the cast has been developing over the last few months and kept under wraps.

    Either he's lying and they haven't found actors willing to commit or they actually haven't been looking for anyone beyond the lead at this point.

    I find that comment a little surprising too. I do have to wonder what else has been going on because according to the interview with Collider they haven't officially even entered pre-production yet. Can't help but wonder what he's been doing or wonder if ADI have been working on the film unofficially in prep?

    He could just be lying (benevolently.) For example, Mark Frost said quite sincerely in interviews throughout 2012-2014 that he had never spoken to David Lynch about doing any new Twin Peaks, and when the new series was actually announced it turned out they'd been planning it since 2011. Sometimes you just have to lie outright to protect whatever's going on behind the scenes, or to avoid disappointing some people if things don't pan out.
  20. Johnny Handsome
    Quote
    You know, at some point we might beef up Mr. Holbrook a little bit, give him a physical workout schedule. That's what we all had to do on the first Predator! We had to become a slightly more exaggerated, beefy version of ourselves. It's a shame -- schedules just could not allow us to proceed in any way that met our start date that we insisted on with Benicio. But we do have this wonderful actor! That's the good news.

    [Boyd Holbrook] is a guy who is fantastic, and we're gonna beef up the rest of the cast, and make announcements very soon about the members of this team that we're setting up. And it's all people I really want, and want to work with. It's going to be a very exciting cast.

    Good news all around then. Shane casts very carefully and with them pushing the filming back to feb., Holbrook doesn't look like a last minute solution anymore, he really seems to think he's a great choice for this.
  21. Corporal Hicks
    Dammit. I was hoping the cast has been developing over the last few months and kept under wraps.

    Either he's lying and they haven't found actors willing to commit or they actually haven't been looking for anyone beyond the lead at this point.

    I find that comment a little surprising too. I do have to wonder what else has been going on because according to the interview with Collider they haven't officially even entered pre-production yet. Can't help but wonder what he's been doing or wonder if ADI have been working on the film unofficially in prep?

    Another update re: the cast -

    Quote
    You know, at some point we might beef up Mr. Holbrook a little bit, give him a physical workout schedule. That's what we all had to do on the first Predator! We had to become a slightly more exaggerated, beefy version of ourselves. It's a shame -- schedules just could not allow us to proceed in any way that met our start date that we insisted on with Benicio. But we do have this wonderful actor! That's the good news.

    [Boyd Holbrook] is a guy who is fantastic, and we're gonna beef up the rest of the cast, and make announcements very soon about the members of this team that we're setting up. And it's all people I really want, and want to work with. It's going to be a very exciting cast.

    http://www.cinemablend.com/news/1577960/how-shane-blacks-the-predator-is-adjusting-to-life-without-benicio-del-toro
  22. Morose
    I have confidence in Shane Blake. As long as they take their time and write a good script things should be okay. The problem today is that there are so many plot holes in movies (Prometheus). Hopefully they will not make these errors with this film.
  23. BishopShouldGo
    I don't know what Predator fans are so worried about in regards to casting! You've got an A-list bonafide master director in Shane Black helming it. He's always gonna be the real coup. With him you're almost guaranteed a good movie. Just pray it gets to February and he's still on board.

    He's the main ingredient, and the movie could be full of nobodies and it'd still be amazing. An A-lister though, for some of us, is just the very nice cherry on top.

    Shane Black's inclusion is immensely validating for Predator fans, as he's an A-list filmmaker that sees the potential the franchise has AND is willing to step up to the plate to do something about it. Most Predator fans have been conditioned to thinking a Predator movie is MERELY a small, simple movie about 8 people getting knocked off one by one. That's not okay.

    It'd just be nice if we had that sort of validation with A-list talent in FRONT of the camera, too. Downey Jr., Paltrow, Crowe, Gosling, all these people trusted Shane Black. It'd just be nice if that sort of caliber of person trusted him when it just so happens to be Predator Part Six.
  24. The Wolverine Predator
    I'd rather see Boyd than the Rock in all honesty. Johnson hasn't led a single thing I've liked.

    At least with Boyd (if he does a good job) there is the likelihood he'd commit to the franchise and not have a packed schedule like Johnson with his Jumanji nonsense.

    It's a gamble but Boyd had better be great in Logan if he wants his name to carry more weight by 2018.
    I think he'll do just fine and everybody needs to calm down


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    Exactly!


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  25. SuicideDoors
    I don't know what Predator fans are so worried about in regards to casting! You've got an A-list bonafide master director in Shane Black helming it. He's always gonna be the real coup. With him you're almost guaranteed a good movie. Just pray it gets to February and he's still on board.
  26. The Wolverine Predator
    I'd rather see Boyd than the Rock in all honesty. Johnson hasn't led a single thing I've liked.

    At least with Boyd (if he does a good job) there is the likelihood he'd commit to the franchise and not have a packed schedule like Johnson with his Jumanji nonsense.

    It's a gamble but Boyd had better be great in Logan if he wants his name to carry more weight by 2018.
    I think he'll do just fine and everybody needs to calm down


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  27. Stealth_Hunter
    I'd rather see Boyd than the Rock in all honesty. Johnson hasn't led a single thing I've liked.

    At least with Boyd (if he does a good job) there is the likelihood he'd commit to the franchise and not have a packed schedule like Johnson with his Jumanji nonsense.

    It's a gamble but Boyd had better be great in Logan if he wants his name to carry more weight by 2018.
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