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The Predator is “Unexpected and Utterly Fresh”

Yesterday we shared an article in which the CEO of 20th Century Fox, Stacey Snider, spoke a little about the future of the Alien franchise. In the same interview with Variety, Stacey Snider also talked a little about The Predator and her thoughts on Shane Black and Fred Dekker’s script!

“We’ve got a “Predator” film coming out that is unexpected and utterly fresh. I just imagined that it would take 500 hours to read the script — that it would be interior jungle, exterior more jungle and then fighting happens, but Emma [Watts] went out and recruited Shane Black. From the first page, it didn’t read like a “Predator” film. It’s set in suburbia. There’s a little boy and his dad at the center of the action.”

Snider describes the film as being set in “suburbia” and this has been something that Shane Black has gone on record as saying is not the case. Through our own sources, Alien vs. Predator Galaxy can also confirm that while some of the film does take place in suburbia locations, the film as a whole certainly doesn’t all take place there. We’re in store for a nice variety of locations.

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The Predator fan/mock poster by Designificance.

While we’re in that period of information drought before the marketing ramps up, many of The Predator’s cast have been dropping the occasional comment about how The Predator wasn’t simply a retread of the original Predator.

Keegan-Michael Key spoke about The Predator back in July, describing it as  a “real privilege to do” and how fans who went in to see The Predator expecting a remake were in for “a very pleasant surprise.

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  1. AliceApocalypse
     Anytime was drawn to the jungle due to the guerrilla fighting. City Hunter was drawn by the drug cartels, since it is the violence that draws them for good hunting. If the powers that be choose to bring a Hunter to the suburbs,  they hopefully have a believable reason to do so.  High tech sport maybe?

     
  2. Corporal Hicks
    With alot of the de-aging Weaver for a sequal to Aliens or whatever, I wonder if Arnold ever considered de-aging himself for say Predator? They already have the model, now they just need to do motion capture!
    Infact wouldn't it be cool if he pulls this off

    http://www.angelfire.com/mech/jinsaotome/JinsDangerousToys/AvPDutch2.JPG

    I don't know if that'd be a little too hammy. Then again, I guess it'd come down to the execution. I actually quite like characters having artificial limbs in some of the more action or horror orientated sci-fi but the arcade Dutch might be a bit over kill. lol
  3. Kaya Dash
    I just watched close encounters for the first time. I found it baffling. It's not a good movie.

    The last place any Predator fan should want to see a Predator is in "suburbia". Nor do I want a little kid in a Predator movie. However "fresh" that might seem to idiot studio execs. Take us to the f**king stars already.
  4. BigDaddyJohn
    Without belaboring the point, I think predators belong in dangerous places hunting the best-armed, most dangerous opponents available. On the surface, Suburbia doesn't really cut it. That is all,

    I agree with you, except there is a reason why predators are coming to suburbia, which makes this situation "abnormal" regarding predators habits that we know, yes. But like i said, i usually agree on the suburbia not being a popular location among predators. But trust me, there is a SOLID reason why they go there...
  5. Hollywood
    Who do you think they are fighting in suburbia and which location set photo is your least favorite?

    We'll see in 10 months. ;)

    No need, because you can see right now. You don't have to wait 10 months to know (factually) they're fighting dangerous people and not a bunch of mailmen or something.

    Nor do you have to wait that long to point out which set photo inspires doubt about location but you're still expressing said doubt and boyishly concluding that nude scenes are all that's left to look forward to. How does that make sense?
  6. Hollywood
    So, here's what I see in terms of developing patterns on this movies. The studio exec says "Unexpected and utterly fresh..." Can we trust that?

    Trust it blindly? If you're a fool. Whats so hard about taking it for what it's worth?

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    Centering the movie on a father and his kid, putting it in a suburb both meet the criteria, but a lot can go wrong.
    That's like saying John Wick centers on a man and his dog, Taken and Commando centered on a man and his daughter, and Inception was about a series of naps.

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    Will the kid actually be friends with a predator?
    Yes they go to the same school and the Predator helps him win a talent show.

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    Without belaboring the point, I think predators belong in dangerous places hunting the best-armed, most dangerous opponents available. On the surface, Suburbia doesn't really cut it. That is all,
    That is not all. Who do you think they are fighting in suburbia and which location set photo is your least favorite?
  7. XenoHunter99
    So, here's what I see in terms of developing patterns on this movies. The studio exec says "Unexpected and utterly fresh..." Can we trust that? Centering the movie on a father and his kid, putting it in a suburb both meet the criteria, but a lot can go wrong. Will the kid actually be friends with a predator? IDK. Let's be nuanced. I could see where we might have two predators fighting each other in a suburb. It could have a good pred/bad pred vibe, and good pred makes friends with the kid. That's the basis of T2, right?
    Without belaboring the point, I think predators belong in dangerous places hunting the best-armed, most dangerous opponents available. On the surface, Suburbia doesn't really cut it. That is all,
  8. BishopShouldGo
    You're so close minded that you think the inclusion of a kid character means all of that shit, which you just concocted in your own head, is going to happen.

    Breathtaking.
    I agree with Ash937. Everything I'm hearing suggests craptastic fail of a movie. Burden of proof is on the movie to be better than it sounds so far. Not jazzed by child star or suburbia. Not impressed with studio or actor statements. Not drinking the kool-aid. Also, back off the personal attacks. At this point, we've been served enough shit sandwiches in these franchises that all skepticism is completely justified.

    Maybe, but you can admit that one of the main argument used by skeptics (and they have the right to be), "suburbia is not as interesting as another location", is not fully receivable. A movie does not depend on it's location in order to be good, right ?

    Bingo.

    Why couldn't a suburbia setting work...

    I think I'm just gonna sit here and trust Shane Black thanks. Guy could make a movie about two guys on a canoe interesting.
  9. XENOMORPHOSIS
    Here's cautious optimism,  I'm not expecting a mater piece but hopeful its not good awful and at the very least a decent movie going experience. Oh who am I kidding fans are going to be divided and debate its quality regardless.
  10. Hollywood
    Sounds like The Predator will probably just be a mix mash of Ghostbusters and Friday the 13thif you ask me.  The little boy "at the center" is probly the kid that kills the thing in the end too. The best should we could hope for now is some nudes like in those Friday the 13th movies just to keep it interesting.
    The last thing we need in suburbia is the predator being careful around signs that says "be careful! kid at play." I think this film is gonna be about that and I think the predator will make friends with the little boy like in E.T.

    I agree with Ash937.
    Noted.


    Maybe, but you can admit that one of the main argument used by skeptics (and they have the right to be), "suburbia is not as interesting as another location", is not fully receivable.
    Location pictures seem good anyways despite what people are imagining when they hear the word suburbia.
  11. BigDaddyJohn
    You're so close minded that you think the inclusion of a kid character means all of that shit, which you just concocted in your own head, is going to happen.

    Breathtaking.
    I agree with Ash937. Everything I'm hearing suggests craptastic fail of a movie. Burden of proof is on the movie to be better than it sounds so far. Not jazzed by child star or suburbia. Not impressed with studio or actor statements. Not drinking the kool-aid. Also, back off the personal attacks. At this point, we've been served enough shit sandwiches in these franchises that all skepticism is completely justified.

    Maybe, but you can admit that one of the main argument used by skeptics (and they have the right to be), "suburbia is not as interesting as another location", is not fully receivable. A movie does not depend on it's location in order to be good, right ?
  12. XenoHunter99
    You're so close minded that you think the inclusion of a kid character means all of that shit, which you just concocted in your own head, is going to happen.

    Breathtaking.
    I agree with Ash937. Everything I'm hearing suggests craptastic fail of a movie. Burden of proof is on the movie to be better than it sounds so far. Not jazzed by child star or suburbia. Not impressed with studio or actor statements. Not drinking the kool-aid. Also, back off the personal attacks. At this point, we've been served enough shit sandwiches in these franchises that all skepticism is completely justified.
  13. newagescamartist
    I kind of agree with the series needing to expand. I just hope it's not so off the walls that it becomes a parody of itself. The script leak descriptions make me nervous, but I'm remaining optimistic as well.
  14. BigDaddyJohn
    I can assure you he's right, and i think it's for the better, i least i hope. I trust Shane Black.
    Ok. What makes you think that?

    I meant that he's right saying that it's not gonna be a ten little indians type of story. And i think it's for the better because, done with enough talent (i believe Shane Black and the people working with him are talented) it could fit well in the predator universe, without repeating the same old song again. And mostly, we could have a very cool movie that we didn't have since long ago, which is gold.
  15. Stealth_Hunter
    I agree with Bishop and BigDaddyJohn. The franchise needs to expand beyond the ten little Indians format. Also there are plenty of great films with child actors in them - even some of the most popular R rated action films.
  16. BishopShouldGo
    And how does that make him a 'real filmmaker'?

    Well the real filmmaker part comes from seeing all his movies and thinking he's a fine storyteller.

    Maybe the kid is some sort like Newt? Maybe the pred is searching for him, like the aliens in Aliens. Suburbia looks nice, as although not as mysterious as a forest or as dense as a city but it is still creepy when the predator stalks the people on the suburbs.

    Y'all gonna find out in a year. The kid is a main character in the movie. Get over it, no more ten little Indians with a bunch of dudes and and your complimentary female.
  17. Hollywood
    The little boy "at the center" is probly the kid that kills the thing in the end too.  The best should we could hope for now is some nudes like in those Friday the 13th movies just to keep it interesting.
    ::)

    The kid thing doesn't bother me. I don't think a kid is going to hunt the predator.   At least I hope not, but we had a kid in Predator 2 briefly. So I think the kid will be a minor character obviously. Probably a marines son or something like that, that will have small parts. :)
    The kid doesn't bother me either but he is playing a role that's essentially a plot device. Could be in the movie as much as John Connor in T2 or Sean from Ransom.
  18. NeoXenoPred
    Maybe the kid is some sort like Newt? Maybe the pred is searching for him, like the aliens in Aliens. Suburbia looks nice, as although not as mysterious as a forest or as dense as a city but it is still creepy when the predator stalks the people on the suburbs.
  19. bleau
    A predator film set in suburbia I think is a great location. We had jungle and city already, so this could be cool. The kid thing doesn't bother me. I don't think a kid is going to hunt the predator.   At least I hope not, but we had a kid in Predator 2 briefly. So I think the kid will be a minor character obviously. Probably a marines son or something like that, that will have small parts. :)
  20. Ash 937
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    How are you building franchises?
    The franchises we make still need to be original. “Deadpool” was part of a cinematic universe, but it felt unique. We’ve got a “Predator” film coming out that is unexpected and utterly fresh. I just imagined that it would take 500 hours to read the script — that it would be interior jungle, exterior more jungle and then fighting happens, but Emma [Watts] went out and recruited Shane Black. From the first page, it didn’t read like a “Predator” film. It’s set in suburbia. There’s a little boy and his dad at the center of the action.

    http://variety.com/2017/film/features/stacey-snider-21st-century-fox-first-year-1202563799/

    She used the suburbia buzzword! *fans everywhere triggered, Shane Black triggered*

    Sounds like The Predator will probably just be a mix mash of Ghostbusters and Friday the 13thif you ask me.  The little boy "at the center" is probly the kid that kills the thing in the end too.  The best should we could hope for now is some nudes like in those Friday the 13th movies just to keep it interesting.
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