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Shane Black to do a Sequel to Predator, Not a Reboot

While initial reports revealed that Shane Black would be rebooting the Predator franchise, the director and screenwriter has now revealed to Collider that his upcoming movie will actually be an “inventive sequel” to Predator. You can find an excerpt from Collider’s report below:

As far as Fred and I are concerned anyway, why start over, when you’ve all this rich mythology yet to mine?”  Black said he doesn’t like reboots generally, but can “really get behind inventive sequels”, noting that he likes “the idea of expanding and exploring the existing Predator mythology, rather than hitting the restart button. He went on to say that Dekker, who’s writing the screenplay, is “perfect” for the project, adding the two had a blast writing the screenplay for The Monster Squad together.”

 Shane Black to do a Sequel to Predator, Not a Reboot

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  1. Darkoo
    http://www.hitfix.com/news/can-a-genre-title-like-predator-work-as-an-event-sized-blockbuster

    A small piece on The Predator being a "blockbuster" from HitFix. Just opinions and speculation, nothing new.
    Well, they didn't end up posting the Video-Interview they had with Black about Predator, so i guess he didn't say anything new, otherwise they would have been the first to post some new stuff about this.


    Shane Black Wants The Predator to Scare The Hell Out of You Again
    Read more at http://www.hitfix.com/videos/shane-black-wants-the-predator-to-scare-the-hell-out-of-you-again#yai2Gqgo0KDwZ6ID.99
  2. Corporal Hicks
    http://uproxx.com/movies/shane-black-the-nice-guys-iron-man-3/

    Nothing new.

    Quote
    You’re doing a new Predator movie. How do you sell people on that? The brand has been diluted.

    You have to go in punching. You have to hit it hard and you have to hit it with the strongest characters you can find and reestablish the sense of mystery and adventure and freshness that the first one had.

    You could bring back Arnold from the first one and Danny Glover from the second.

    You could do that if you wanted to and it would work. I can’t talk about that. Whether we do or don’t, that’s not for discussion. But there’s humor and we are shaking it up a little bit. Ultimately, it just has to have that spirit of, from a writer’s point of view –not a filmmaker’s point of view – just coming in and writing the shit of of it as something you want to see. That people are going to get their tickets three months in advance and it’s going to be treated as a summer movie, not just another knockoff that costs $50 million and has a guaranteed return. That’s what you’re looking to do.
  3. Corporal Hicks
    Awesome. Can't wait.  ;D When is the showing?

    Wednesday night. Really looking forward to the film as well to be honest!

    Me too. I've got my tickets pre-booked but I'm not seeing it until the Wednesday after.  :'( Got X-Men this Wednesday though.

    You could go full CG with the Predator and it would look wonderful, with motion capture and such things. But there is absolutely no need for that, Predators just work so well with suits.

    A combination of both could be cool. Suits for the majority but with maybe a little CGI to show it moving around in an inhuman fashion - leaping and jumping infeasibly far and the like.

    I think the perfect combination suits in between both as well. I really wouldn't object to seeing a CG Alien pulling off some of the moves that the Alien in Isolation did (mostly because I don't think it'd look anywhere near as memorizing or beautiful with a person in a suit) such as it's first reveal in the hospital.
  4. HuDaFuK
    Awesome. Can't wait.  ;D When is the showing?

    Wednesday night. Really looking forward to the film as well to be honest!

    You could go full CG with the Predator and it would look wonderful, with motion capture and such things. But there is absolutely no need for that, Predators just work so well with suits.

    A combination of both could be cool. Suits for the majority but with maybe a little CGI to show it moving around in an inhuman fashion - leaping and jumping infeasibly far and the like.
  5. Corporal Hicks
    I'm getting really stoked about meeting Black this week.

    Have you got your questions sorted?

    And the way he says "it's cool if we use him [Arnold] and there' a story to be told if we don't....I'm not going to tell you what we chose" sounds like Arnold won't be involved, considering Shane is more about the story.

    He does put it across weirdly.

    SB - "I think that there's one of two ways we can go: either we use Schwarzenegger or we don't. And there's advantages to using him and there's a story to be told if we don't. I'm not going to tell you which one we choose."
     - So the choice has been made?
    SB - "We made a choice that I think is cool. We'll see what happens. "


    He makes it sounds like they don't know at first and then makes it sound like they know.
  6. overthere
    You kind of made it sound like it's a cheap movie now that feels big. He didn't say it's not huge in terms of budget, he said it's not huge in terms of 50 Predators running down a hill.

    The budget is still greater than ever before.

    And the way he says "it's cool if we use him [Arnold] and there' a story to be told if we don't....I'm not going to tell you what we chose" sounds like Arnold won't be involved, considering Shane is more about the story.
  7. overthere
    With every new piece of information we see Shane is really personally invested into this movie and wants to make it good for the sake of the movie. Because of that, even if the movie sucks, I'll respect him for having his vision and not compromising himself.

  8. Johnny Handsome
    http://www.hitfix.com/news/can-a-genre-title-like-predator-work-as-an-event-sized-blockbuster

    A small piece on The Predator being a "blockbuster" from HitFix. Just opinions and speculation, nothing new.
    Well, they didn't end up posting the Video-Interview they had with Black about Predator, so i guess he didn't say anything new, otherwise they would have been the first to post some new stuff about this.

    I guess they will post the full interview later this month, when The Nice Guys hits Theaters, but again, i expect nothing new now.

    I really start to like the secrecy surrounding the plot though, we know it's moving forward, the movie has a release date, they plan on shooting at the end of the year, so everything seems to be going well for them.

    I'm just excited because this is essentially what i was expecting from Rodriguez when he announced Predators in 2009, i thought they would go different, new and bold and big and exciting, and it ended up being a really small movie that as a whole felt like a sparse version of the original Predator.

    What People from today seem to forget though, is that the first Predator wasn't really a low Budget flick at all, it had a 18 Million Budget, that in '87 was a blockbuster budget for an action movie, they hired the biggest star of the 80s, hired Stan Winston, included complicated never seen before visual effects, shot on location in real jungles. It was a big summer movie while the rest of them played under radar, and Shane knows this and wants to bring it back with a bang, like it was with the first movie.

    I like that they up the ante on this.
  9. Johnny Handsome
    It could really be anything. But at this point I think it will be related to casting. I can't wait for them to actually confirm who will be in it!

    Also can't fault him on the concerns. So many websites report news without even reading what they're reporting.
    Well, he probably got a big fat bitchslap from FOX for spreading some news.

    One of the reasons i didn't want to flat out say where i got the script news from back in November, i just didn't want to be that guy to get him into Trouble... only for him to share it to the public a couple of days later  :P

    BUT, i still wasn't that guy...
  10. Corporal Hicks
    It could really be anything. But at this point I think it will be related to casting. I can't wait for them to actually confirm who will be in it!

    Also can't fault him on the concerns. So many websites report news without even reading what they're reporting.
  11. RakaiThwei
    Fred Dekker just updated his Facebook page!

  12. OpenMaw
    Yeah, post production is a whole other huge chunk of time that they wouldn't be able to fit in this year.

    We really don't want this one rushed. Predators was pretty obviously rushed.

    Let's all remember that the original Predator had a protracted production schedule and that only helped the movie by letting them iron out the films editing and getting the effects looking really good.
  13. Johnny Handsome
    There is no way this movie is coming out this year, it's just not realistic.
    The script was just approved, now they have to Budget everything out, start pre-production, casting, location Scouts, suit and prop work, then another 2 months of shooting... they literally needed to begin filming this yesterday, yet they are all the way at the start. :-\ I don't think so.

    My guess, they will start shooting in june/july for a summer 2017 release, which gives them enough time to sort everything out.
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