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“It Focuses On What the Goal of the Predators Is” – Jake Busey Talks The Predator

Earlier this year Jake Busey revealed that he would be playing the role of of Peter Keye’s son in The Predator. In a new interview with Pop Culture Media, he has spoken a little more about why Shane Black opted to tie in to Predator 2 that way.

“When asked why Black cast him in the film, Busey said he thought the Nice Guys director “felt that it would be a nice tie-in, and something to add some depth and connectivity between the two films, sort of tying the franchise together in a tighter knot having the characters more closely bound.””

Aside from a small mention of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Dutch in both Predator 2 and Predators, the Predator films have never really followed on from each other narratively.

Jake Busey talks about why Shane Black connected back to Predator 2.

Talking further on how The Predator would expand on the mythology of the series, Busey told PCM that The Predator “definitely falls in line with the original franchise in that it does focus on the technology that the Predators have. It focuses on what the goal of the Predators is, and what their modus operandi, and why they come to the planet, and that type of thing. It’s definitely in line with the original franchise.”

This is something that co-writer Fred Dekker has alluded to in the past, saying that his mentality when going into writing The Predator was that to know “what’s behind the curtain? Why are they here? What are they doing? What’s the bigger picture of this?”

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Comments: 20
  1. Original Predator
    With the script being what it is...If nothing else I do hope for some much needed "tie-in's" to finally create a semi-consistent story with the predator universe.

    Something cool would be Busey's character admitting to tracking preds from as far back to Predator-knowing Jim Hopper was going into an alien hot-spot, thus knowing Dutch's crew was too, etc....then his dad finally got permission to "capture" a Pred and died trying. 

    Nothing major, just little drops here and there would be cool.
  2. Scorpio
    The new interview sounds good to me.  The whole - "It focuses on what the goal of the Predators is, and what their modus operandi, and why they come to the planet, and that type of thing." - does sound a lot like what Peter Keyes played by Gary Busey was talking about in Predator 2.

    I am glad they are trying for something different.  Even if I don't like it I respect the fact they are trying to take the franchise in new directions, instead of just repeating what has worked before.
  3. Darkness
    Hmm, I'll look into that then. I assumed it was the same user whenever two guest comments are merged like that.

    Edit: Damn, it does appear it does. Had no idea. I've disabled the merging of posts for guests.
  4. Petr Švancara
    That is strange, I post just the long comment, not the smaller text bellow the line, but nothing serious happen here, so Im glad at least for your response.

    Im proud of this site, keep up the good work guys. We need you.
  5. Agent Zero
    That's great about Jake being in it. I love the Buseys. They are the ugly but lovable bulldogs of Hollywood and cool actors to boot. I hope Jake dies just as well as his dad did in P2.
  6. Petr Švancara
    I was always thinking that Predators happened in the present time. I mean, judging by their clothes and weapons, Royce has an automatic shotgun, and rest of the team has the same stuff, nothing futuristic or Sci-Fi, just classic weapons from our time. I think it should goes Predator, Predator 2 and between them The Predator from Shane Black or Predators, it depends on a lot of things. . for example, we still dont know if Shane really use somehow the Bad Blood idea, because Berserker's team. . that was basically Bad Blood Predators. And judging by the short look into the sky that we see in Predators, well. . there was one bigger, partially destroyed planet and a lot of debris on the horizon, plus one smaller untouched planet on the side, at least from what I remember. We dont know nothing about these planets, the only thing that we know is, that the jungle planet was used as the hunting ground. Later in the movie we also see some kind of huge, mechanical rig where the whole team meets the Noland Character, and Im 100% sure that, this "rig" was not the Predators property, I think it was piece of some unknown technology, perhaps from the lost race that was once living on the planet, in the past. The whole interior of the object seems to be too different than anything that we see before, of course every movie show us a different Predator designs, yeah. But still, I have a strong feeling that it was not the Predator technology there, if I count the destroyed planet on the horizon, the strange mechanical thing on the jungle planet and the fact that inside, the Japanesse guy found the katana. . well, that should mean that the conflict between the classic and Bad Blood Predators is happening for a long, long time. . perhaps centuries, because the katana is old samurai's weapon. . and that also indicate that Bad Predators could manage their hunting game for a really long time in our history. I have even some ideas, like what about if Bad ones destroyed and decimated some kind of different race on the system, and after that they use their planet for own purpose. Who knows, but anyway. . thanks for reading this nasty long text,

    That's great about Jake being in it. I love the Buseys. They are the ugly but lovable bulldogs of Hollywood and cool actors to boot. I hope Jake dies just as well as his dad did in P2.
  7. Corporal Hicks
    I'm glad we've got some good players in The Predator. Even if the plot ends up being all kinds of terrible with goofy additions, I'll always enjoy seeing Jane on screen, and Busey's character in Starship Troopers was one of it's highlights.

    Yeah Jane is my favorite actor from the cast, wish we saw him more in this kind of movies recently

    I never watched (that I remember) the old Punishers but I recently went through The Expanse and absolutely loved him and it. The cast is definitely different and I'm keen to see how it all works out.
  8. D88M
    well, to me some of the fun of the saga is that there is no "bigger picture", they just come here for fun, to hunt, we are nothing to them, just like human hunters and their prey, anyway when they put it like in the article sounds very interesting and like it could be a good movie, but Shane directing and the leaked script do not get my hipe up
  9. OpenMaw
    I'm glad we've got some good players in The Predator. Even if the plot ends up being all kinds of terrible with goofy additions, I'll always enjoy seeing Jane on screen, and Busey's character in Starship Troopers was one of it's highlights.
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