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Jake Busey Plays Peter Keyes’ Son in The Predator

When Jake Busey was announced as part of the cast of The Predator, fans started speculating that he may be playing a relation of Peter Keyes from Predator 2, a character portrayed by Jake’s father, Gary Busey.

In a recent interview with The Red Booth, Jake confirmed that the character he was playing was indeed the son of Peter Keyes!

“He [Shane Black] called me and he said “hey, you wanna do this movie? We don’t have money for you but it’ll be a fun thing to come play and be your father’s son. And so as much as I have followed in my Dad’s footsteps career-wise, this is like really following in his footsteps by playing a character who is the son of the character he played. And I don’t think there would be any other forum where I would do that. I think this is the one thing.”

They start talking The Predator at 06:50 until 11:30 and while Jake doesn’t go on to talk about The Predator in too much detail he confirms he was on-set shooting for 3 weeks and that his character was a scientist.

Jake also goes on to add that “if you liked the very first movie a lot, you’ll really like this one. This one has a lot of essence of the first movie.

 Jake Busey Plays Peter Keyes' Son in The Predator

Jake Busey shared a picture of himself in costume from the set of The Predator.

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Comments: 40
  1. Huntsman
    I love this connection to Predator 2. It's taken about 30 years, but we're finally growing a rich, interconnecting Predator film universe. Give me this over constant reboots anyday.
  2. darthmaul1
    I said back in mar 2008 that Jake Busey should play Peter Keyes son.
    it came true 9 years later. i love the fact that they are not dismissing predator 2 it was a great movie,& leaps and bounds better than predators
  3. bleau
    Fox are being a bit weird with this movie. Between this and the set/crew pics that were all taken down. Do they actually not want anyone talking about this movie?

    It seems like they learned in the past about giving away any information or pictures. Probably to keep fans guessing and speculating. It seems like if they release set pics or any pics, especially a trailer, the fans can sometimes figure out the plot and pick it apart.
  4. matthewjn
    Jake also did not know the release date of the film has been pushed back to August 3, 2018. He still thinks film is still coming out February 9, 2018.  haha
  5. Horshu
    OK, good, there's lots of other fans of Predator 2.  I won't say I liked it more than Arnold's, but it was so different from the first that I really have a fondness for it.  The oversized suits and the constant sweating are, for some reason, my favorite parts (other than "F'n voodoo mah-jik, mon!")
  6. Huggs
    I knew it. He looks way too much like his old man to be cast as some random character in this series. I like that he's playing a scientist, and not some crazed commando out to avenge his dad. I was worried there for awhile. This movie is actually starting to sound pretty exciting.
  7. Tubecity
    Nice to see P2 getting some recognition. A deeply misunderstood film. It added so much to the Pred lore that is now just taken for granted.
  8. XenoVC
    So, 10 or 11 years after Paxton and Baldwin dodging Requiem, we're getting a Predator 2 legacy character after all.

    The OWLF stuff is a great thread for the franchise.

    Full circle, baby.
  9. black
    Given the circumstances, you can bet on the appearance of Danny Glover. If they came up with the son of Keyes, then Glover's participation does not seem so fantastic.
  10. Nightcrawler
    Glad to see that Predator 2 is still in continuity. Hated back when during Predators , Rodriguez said that 2 is no longer canon. And happy for Jake Busey being in the movie. Now only if Danny Glover can make a cameo.
  11. BigDaddyJohn
    Great to see a lot of positive reactions regarding this news and to The Predator overall. I'm not being ironic, I really mean it, I think I never read so many positive comments in a row about this movie, it's cool !

    Anyway, Jake Busey could not have played anyone else, I mean he looks almost exactly like his father.
  12. Noo
    if he was not paid at all i would look at that as a free vacation
    Private jet rides
    Kraft food service
    An assitant
    Beautiful canada
    Free place to sleep
    And get's to play and have fun being an actor in a predator movie for three weeks hanging out with shane black
    And he will have screen time putting his face up in what might be the biggest and best film he will ever star in
    Leading to possibly landing other acting gigs as a direct result of having this role in "the predator"
    It is a win win

  13. TheDonald
    "“He [Shane Black] called me and he said “hey, you wanna do this movie? We don’t have money for you but it’ll be a fun thing to come play and be your father’s son."

    They don't have the money.....but From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series did?  He was on that show for more than a couple of episodes, right?
  14. Mark Ward
    Yep, so stoked with this news and the link to the mythology is awesome. P2 always gets a bit of a beating when compared to Predator, almost like a poor cousin. But with this it really brings it into the mix properly - can't wait to see what Jake does with the material - this news has made my day!
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