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The Predator Has Been Delayed Until August 3, 2018

The Predator has now been given a new release date of August 3, 2018! After previously moving the release date of The Predator from March 2, 2018 to February 9, 2018, it does appear now that 20th Century Fox has delayed Shane Black’s Predator sequel by six months. The new release date of The Predator is August 3, 2018, first spotted on BoxOfficeMojo and this now appears to be official. Fox also confirmed the release dates of Deadpool 2 and New Mutants also due out in 2018.

 The Predator Has Been Delayed Until August 3, 2018

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The move means The Predator won’t be up against Marvel’s Black Panther movie which would have opened a week later. Ironically, the shift to August 3rd means it will be just before the killer shark movie Meg is released a week later. Originally, Meg and The Predator were to duke it out on the same day. The Predator is still currently filming in Vancouver, Canada and will finish filming in the middle of May.

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  1. Predator_Spirit

    I watched Iron Man 3 last night and one thing I thought Black handled very well were the scenes between the boy and Tony Stark. While I was weary of the material little boy in The Predator. I think these parts will come off just fine. Most of Black's scripts have always had interesting kid characters in them. My favorite being Danielle Harris from The Last Boy Scout.

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    .But in the past he used to handle the kids pretty good, agreed, add Last Action Hero and The Monster Squad to your list.
    The main kid in The Nice Guys was lame tho.I guess he lost his touch recently.
  2. echobbase79

    I watched Iron Man 3 last night and one thing I thought Black handled very well were the scenes between the boy and Tony Stark. While I was weary of the material little boy in The Predator. I think these parts will come off just fine. Most of Black's scripts have always had interesting kid characters in them. My favorite being Danielle Harris from The Last Boy Scout.
  3. timmay
    a little concerned here.  Late summer is where movies usually dump their trash (that and early jan/feb), holding out hope that this thing will be good.
  4. Predator_Spirit
    good. maybe they're reconsidering some of the nonsense in the current script.

    Im working my ass off to get this result.This is the last chance for the fans.
    How are you doing it outside of complaining in this forum, exactly?
    I wish I could tell you more. But we have a large number of deep-cover operatives involved. You know how it is. We all have a job to do. Now, I'm sure we can respect each other's situation and act responsibly

    So, nothing. Got it.

    Enjoy complaining about a movie for an extra six months.

    Dont be jealous.like I said cheerleading bring nothing but crap to the table.
  5. AD
    He wrote Orphan and Red Riding Hood, and co-wrote Wrath Of The Titans, The Conjuring 2 and Unforgettable (that came out Friday). He's also worked on The Walking Dead and Mob City, and is one of the writers on the Dungeons & Dragons reboot, and was attached to Aquaman before Will Beal came on board.
  6. AD
    I think the Etchison and Carpenter draft only got to the treatment phase (according to the article), but I could be wrong.

    I think Before I Wake (or Somnia as Flanagan prefers to call it) will get picked up by Netflix, since Relativity Media is all but dead and he's doing Gerald's Game for them. Heck, they're releasing it worldwide except for the US this Friday.

    Anyway, I'm glad horror is finally getting back on track with folks like Flanagan, James Wan, and Adam Wingard, among many others. I hope Halloween will begin the return of the slasher genre.

    Speaking of slashers, wonder what's going on with the Nightmare On Elm Street reboot with David Leslie Johnson writing.

    Was told Karyn Kusama(The Invitation) turned down Halloween before McBride and Green pitched.

    Man, I'm disappointed that didn't happen.

    Ah well, at least she's doing Breed at Fox.
  7. SpeedyMaxx
    Yep. There are two drafts of the Etchison/Carpenter script and they're floating around if you know where to look. I haven't sat down and read either yet.

    I think Flanagan is so talented - I worked a little on marketing for on his first post-Oculus film a few years ago which I think is still on the shelf and had several title changes. It wasn't great but it was solid, and Hush is great. Ouija saddled him with a cheesy prequel plot to a bad movie but he still made it fun and scary.
  8. SpeedyMaxx
    I think between the two drafts Bishop and I discussed Paramount had everything they needed for Friday - there were good ideas in both, and I love the Antosca draft. If they don't see it that's on them.

    The scripts John Carpenter and one of the Halloween novelists worked on for Part IV back in the day are floating around too, before he abandoned the project (at which point I think the Akkads lied and told Donald Pleasence he was still involved, which led to the sequels we know today). I need to read them, as I am curious if they pertain to the new film at all which Carpenter allegedly also has his hand in. I am a huge Halloween fan. I still kind of wish Mike Flanagan was doing the movie, but David Gordon Green and McBride are very talented.
  9. AD
    I just hope that when Paramount loses the F13 rights, Blumhouse will pick them up and do something similar to what they're doing with Halloween.

    Also, what is the Naing & Goldberg script, Bishop?


    You referring to God Particle?

    Yep. In fairness I believe the draft I saw pre-dated it being snapped up for Cloverfield, and I assume possibly re-worked.

    Yeah, I think Doug Jung was brought on to re-write it just before filming began.
  10. SpeedyMaxx
    It feels like some studio exec told him to mash three different Friday movies (including new background mythology) together into one draft and that it needed to be under two hours. I can't believe that was by choice.

    I thought Dan Farrands wrote the found footage take. I would be keen to see it.

    Where are you finding drafts and such? WHO ARE YOU?! WHERE ARE THE DRAFTS?!!!! SWEAR TO MEEEEE!!!!!

    In the immortal words of Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls: "Different places!" But unlike The Predator most stuff I am potentially willing to share.
  11. BishopShouldGo
    The '80s songs make the Antosca draft. Like Linklater's movies, it's a tone poem!

    The Guzikowski draft is all over the place. But I need to give it a fairer shot and really read it close as opposed to glancing through.

    I don't know the other draft you mention.

    Haha. I think you'll still find Guzi's draft a bit disjointed upon a more discerning read. I expected more from the Prisoners man. Why did she have to get addicted to drugs? Predictable.

    It was the found footage draft. I don't think it was any good though.
  12. D88M
    well that is retarded but understandable, the crappy childish, disney mcu movies (i am a Marvel fan btw, but not of the bad stuff) make a lot of money at the box office and they could not handle that kind of competition, still they have to release it when the movie is ready and not like six months later
  13. SpeedyMaxx
    The '80s songs make the Antosca draft. Like Linklater's movies, it's a tone poem!

    The Guzikowski draft is all over the place. But I need to give it a fairer shot and really read it close as opposed to glancing through.

    I don't know the other draft you mention.
  14. BishopShouldGo
    The Antosca draft, which is now online I believe, was pretty cool. Really dug the ending. But can we please stop with the '80s songs every 8 pages? This goes for the Antosca and Guzi drafts.

    The Guzikowski draft was like three different movies! Great beginning and ending though. The bell was a nice touch. Apparently Vera Farmiga was in talks for Mrs. V. Bette Midler too. The latter I'm not so sure of though.

    Have you read the Naing & Goldberg script?

    And last I heard, Cunningham wanted to produce the next F13th himself, and not just collect a paycheck. Lol!
  15. SpeedyMaxx
    I have seen the script for the film that became "Cloverfield 3" and all I can say is I hope it was considerably reworked.

    There are and have been many attempts at a new Friday the 13th over the last couple years. The one I absolutely loved - from Nick Antosca, a writer for the Hannibal TV series and the co-creator of SyFy's Channel Zero anthology series - was part Richard Linklater-style hangout/coming of age piece, and takes a long time to build characters carefully and then begin to kill them unpredictably. It's funny and sweet and also very dark and violent and unsettling, and it's unlike any other film in the franchise. That got rejected.

    There's also a draft I saw from the writer of Prisoners which basically tries to fuse both prequel material (with the Voorhees family) and the first two F13s all into one new movie, which I find rushed and too much. So F13 is back in dev hell at the moment.
  16. AD
    There's also Saw Legacy and a new Cloverfield movie out this fall.

    I just wish we were still getting a new Friday The 13th film.

    Also, I was planning on see The Void a few weeks back, but ended up seeing Colossal instead. I think its on Netflix though.
  17. Cereal Killer
    I hear The Void is fun. I missed it at a festival here in town last fall and do want to see it.

    It looks like It is sticking close to the Cary Fukunaga screenplay from before he left the project; given that it looks more impressive than I expected without him. So I do have some hopes there.
    I definitely enjoyed it. Reminded me of the thing with touches of hellraiser, currently watching get out? So far so good.
  18. SpeedyMaxx
    I hear The Void is fun. I missed it at a festival here in town last fall and do want to see it.

    It looks like It is sticking close to the Cary Fukunaga screenplay from before he left the project; given that it looks more impressive than I expected without him. So I do have some hopes there.
  19. Cereal Killer
    https://twitter.com/BonafideBlack/status/856234884012093440

    That sounds like Black wanted it pushed back not just because of Black Panther but other reasons, his reasons.  I'm hoping he's definitely fixing what he can in this movie. 
    least Stephen Kings It is out soon that will keep me going. Isn't the predator set in Halloween?

    From what has been leaked yeah.  I'm looking forward to IT myself.  But it does sound like it fits a whole lot better if the kid is trick or treating and the movie is released near Halloween.

    I don't think this delay has any impact on the actual shoot though. For everyone hoping that they fix the script just remember they're filming it right now. I can't tell you how much of a nightmare it would be if they just ditched the script mid-shoot. They'd essentially be filming action sets with no real direction. If that were to happen it could bury this franchise forever.

    I know people who work in practical effects for tv and movies and they do change pieces, add things, etc... So it can happen if they decide to do it.  I don't think they are going to revamp the script or change it completely but it's still very possible to change or cut things.  That's what I said earlier and what I'm crossing my fingers for now.

    I'm all for Shane Black getting extra time to do his thing to make a good movie from not just the script but everything else as well.  And from his tweet, he is all for it too.
    maybe another reason to have it later Giving it that Halloween feel.

    Yeah I can't wait for IT, Never really liked the last one but understand why people like it. Watched a movie called the void should check it out.
  20. paperhearts
    https://twitter.com/BonafideBlack/status/856234884012093440

    That sounds like Black wanted it pushed back not just because of Black Panther but other reasons, his reasons.  I'm hoping he's definitely fixing what he can in this movie. 
    least Stephen Kings It is out soon that will keep me going. Isn't the predator set in Halloween?

    From what has been leaked yeah.  I'm looking forward to IT myself.  But it does sound like it fits a whole lot better if the kid is trick or treating and the movie is released near Halloween.

    I don't think this delay has any impact on the actual shoot though. For everyone hoping that they fix the script just remember they're filming it right now. I can't tell you how much of a nightmare it would be if they just ditched the script mid-shoot. They'd essentially be filming action sets with no real direction. If that were to happen it could bury this franchise forever.

    I know people who work in practical effects for tv and movies and they do change pieces, add things, etc... So it can happen if they decide to do it.  I don't think they are going to revamp the script or change it completely but it's still very possible to change or cut things.  That's what I said earlier and what I'm crossing my fingers for now.

    I'm all for Shane Black getting extra time to do his thing to make a good movie from not just the script but everything else as well.  And from his tweet, he is all for it too.
  21. The Wolverine Predator
    I've shared two articles on this thread explaining that the movie release was because of the other big movies coming out from Feb to July.. no I don't like having to wait 6 more months, but I agree that it will fair better from tickets sales in August


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  22. SpeedyMaxx
    It's Black and Dekker's script - they're not changing it unless they have a problem with their own story. More likely the delay is a) avoiding Marvel and possibly b) more time for action/FX work or whatnot.
  23. newagescamartist
    I don't think this delay has any impact on the actual shoot though. For everyone hoping that they fix the script just remember they're filming it right now. I can't tell you how much of a nightmare it would be if they just ditched the script mid-shoot. They'd essentially be filming action sets with no real direction. If that were to happen it could bury this franchise forever.
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