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Updated: Shane Black Says The Predator Starts Filming February 2017

Update 29/10/2016 – According to the latest Directors Guild of Canada – British Columbia Production List, The Predator will now be filming from Feb 20 2017  to May 15 2017. Thanks to Darkoo for the heads-up.

We last heard a few months back that The Predator was due to start filming from October 2016 to February 2017 and unfortunately that hasn’t happened. In a new interview on Collider, director Shane Black confirms that filming will commence on the new Predator movie in February 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. They are due to begin heavy pre-production very soon so I imagine Amalgamated Dynamics will be getting to work on crafting the new Predator costume(s).

“Right now we’re looking at probably beginning to mid February. I’m heading up to Vancouver in a week or two to go into a serious pre-production, so we’re on the cusp.”

Shane Black goes on to say that the Predator sequel will be scary, funny and wondrous. We know very little about the characters so far but he says there will be similarities to the cast of the original Predator but a couple of factors will make it slightly different. We recently heard that Benicio Del Toro dropped out of The Predator and was replaced by Boyd Holbrook. The rapper 50 Cent is another person who has supposedly signed on to star in the film.

The Predator Begins Filming in February 2017 Shane Black Says The Predator Starts Filming February 2017

The Predator Begins Filming in February 2017!

Shane Black also touched upon the rating given the success of Deadpool and the upcoming Logan movie being R-Rated too. Black says The Predator should be R-Rated and 20th Century Fox understand that fans don’t want to see a watered down PG13 version.

“Fox has been very cooperative. I mean part of it is the success they had with Deadpool, but I also made a case—and I think they agreed—that fans of the Predator generally, probably aren’t looking to go to see a PG-13-rated version of it. It would be more of a letdown if it was sort of tailored to a family friendly audience than if it were allowed to play out to the same scale and level that the first R-rated one did.”

The Predator is still slated to hit cinemas February 9, 2018.



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Comments: 31
  1. Morose
    I have confidence in Shane Blake. As long as they take their time and write a good script things should be okay. The problem today is that there are so many plot holes in movies (Prometheus). Hopefully they will not make these errors with this film.
  2. BishopShouldGo
    I don't know what Predator fans are so worried about in regards to casting! You've got an A-list bonafide master director in Shane Black helming it. He's always gonna be the real coup. With him you're almost guaranteed a good movie. Just pray it gets to February and he's still on board.

    He's the main ingredient, and the movie could be full of nobodies and it'd still be amazing. An A-lister though, for some of us, is just the very nice cherry on top.

    Shane Black's inclusion is immensely validating for Predator fans, as he's an A-list filmmaker that sees the potential the franchise has AND is willing to step up to the plate to do something about it. Most Predator fans have been conditioned to thinking a Predator movie is MERELY a small, simple movie about 8 people getting knocked off one by one. That's not okay.

    It'd just be nice if we had that sort of validation with A-list talent in FRONT of the camera, too. Downey Jr., Paltrow, Crowe, Gosling, all these people trusted Shane Black. It'd just be nice if that sort of caliber of person trusted him when it just so happens to be Predator Part Six.
  3. The Wolverine Predator
    I'd rather see Boyd than the Rock in all honesty. Johnson hasn't led a single thing I've liked.

    At least with Boyd (if he does a good job) there is the likelihood he'd commit to the franchise and not have a packed schedule like Johnson with his Jumanji nonsense.

    It's a gamble but Boyd had better be great in Logan if he wants his name to carry more weight by 2018.
    I think he'll do just fine and everybody needs to calm down


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    Exactly!


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  4. SuicideDoors
    I don't know what Predator fans are so worried about in regards to casting! You've got an A-list bonafide master director in Shane Black helming it. He's always gonna be the real coup. With him you're almost guaranteed a good movie. Just pray it gets to February and he's still on board.
  5. The Wolverine Predator
    I'd rather see Boyd than the Rock in all honesty. Johnson hasn't led a single thing I've liked.

    At least with Boyd (if he does a good job) there is the likelihood he'd commit to the franchise and not have a packed schedule like Johnson with his Jumanji nonsense.

    It's a gamble but Boyd had better be great in Logan if he wants his name to carry more weight by 2018.
    I think he'll do just fine and everybody needs to calm down


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  6. Stealth_Hunter
    I'd rather see Boyd than the Rock in all honesty. Johnson hasn't led a single thing I've liked.

    At least with Boyd (if he does a good job) there is the likelihood he'd commit to the franchise and not have a packed schedule like Johnson with his Jumanji nonsense.

    It's a gamble but Boyd had better be great in Logan if he wants his name to carry more weight by 2018.
  7. Stealth_Hunter
    We've got a solid script, but I like to say it's a living document, to the extent that we haven't cast anybody yet. And when we cast it's going to have new voices to add to it.
    Dammit. I was hoping the cast has been developing over the last few months and kept under wraps.

    Either he's lying and they haven't found actors willing to commit or they actually haven't been looking for anyone beyond the lead at this point.
  8. PreAlien.
    I want Michael Biehn in this movie. Just so he can get killed by Predator and become third guy ever to be murdered by an Alien and Terminator.
  9. Predator_Spirit
    The article mentioning Benicio Del Toro dropped of also mentioned the filming was postponed to february.
    They are obviously still looking for actors who fits the characters or they're waiting for some busy actors to be free.
    They want big names.Good news.
  10. lv_226
    New interview with Shane Black. Says they're filming February now and explains why it is R-Rated.

    Quote
    “Right now we’re looking at probably beginning to mid February. I’m heading up to Vancouver in a week or two to go into a serious pre-production, so we’re on the cusp.”

    “I think the Predator movies have slightly veered from typical sci-fi in that there is a sort of thriller aspect to them. I think it should be scary, I think it should be funny, and I think ultimately it should be wondrous and about perceiving things that human beings very seldom get a chance to see… I don’t mean movie audiences I mean characters in the movie. I’m not saying the movie will be nothing anyone’s seen before (laughs).”

    “I think it’ll be interesting to get a group of credible guys—the hallmark of the first one is you have guys together that are kinda funny and self-referential and also very tough. I don’t know that we’re going to deviate over much from that, but there are at least a couple of factors that we’ve deliberately chosen to make it not just that group of buff, tough guys.”

    “Fox has been very cooperative. I mean part of it is the success they had with Deadpool, but I also made a case—and I think they agreed—that fans of the Predator generally, probably aren’t looking to go to see a PG-13-rated version of it. It would be more of a letdown if it was sort of tailored to a family friendly audience than if it were allowed to play out to the same scale and level that the first R-rated one did.”

    http://collider.com/predator-reboot-filming-details-shane-black/?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=collidersocial&utm_medium=social#images

    Good to see that this is still on. However, a few things of worry: I've no faith in ADI to deliver quality here, and 50 Cent  :-\ ?
  11. Johnny Handsome
    They are now heading into pre-production? What the f**k have they done over the past year then? I really do think there was some kind of conflict going on, with the rewrites and such things. Strange, the whole thing.
  12. BishopShouldGo
    Definitely not the rating, look at DEADPOOL and for goodness' sake, LOGAN. A Wolverine movie! Without Wolverine in the title. They're in the risky business for sure.

    The funny thing is, all Shane needs is that one A-lister to commit to the lead role, then other credible people will join in too. It'll cause a trickle-down effect.

    So I guess Benicio's schedule was still full in February...strange.
  13. Stealth_Hunter
    I'm just glad it wasn't a much longer delay. February will get here soon enough I suppose.

    Overall this sounds good. I like what he's saying about getting a group of credible guys with priority not being simply how buff they are. It doesn't seem like he's worried as far as casting goes so I'm feeling optimistic again. I have a feeling he will surprise us.
  14. Corporal Hicks
    Quote
    “I think it’ll be interesting to get a group of credible guys—the hallmark of the first one is you have guys together that are kinda funny and self-referential and also very tough. I don’t know that we’re going to deviate over much from that, but there are at least a couple of factors that we’ve deliberately chosen to make it not just that group of buff, tough guys.”

    I can hear the folk over at IMDB are probably crying already.  :laugh:

    Glad to see Black come out and give an update. Was getting a little worrisome with the uncertainty.
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