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The Predator Novelization and Prequel Novel On The Way!

Those of you who listened to our chat with Bryan Thomas Schmidt back in October will have been aware for a few months now that a novelization of The Predator was on the horizon. And thanks to the latest updates to the BNC CataList we now know who the novelization’s author is. The updates also revealed that Titan will be publishing a prequel novel!

Christopher Golden will be writing the novelization and James A. Moore will be taking on the prequel novel, titled The Predator: Hunters And Hunted. Both authors have worked with Titan on the publisher’s recent trilogy of Alien novels.

“The official prequel novel leads into the summer blockbuster The Predator, Shane Black’s new movie set within the universe of the previous films. With a screenplay by Shane Black and Fred Dekker, the film stars Yvonne Strahovski, Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Sterling Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Edward James Olmos, Jake Busey, and more. Author James A. Moore (Alien: Sea of Sorrows) will work closely with Christopher Golden, author for the official novelization. The prequel novel will introduce key concepts that then will explode onto the screen in the movie itself.”

 The Predator Novelization and Prequel Novel On The Way!

Unfortunately, there were no further plot details. The prequel is due for release on June the 5th and the novelization on the 7th of August. I would like to clarify that The Predator: Hunters And Hunted is a completely separate novel to the canceled Predator prequel that Golden had previously been attached to write.

Thanks to felix for the tip! Keep checking in with Alien vs. Predator Galaxy for the latest on The Predator! You can follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to get the latest on your social media walls. You can also join in with fellow Predator fans on our forums!



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Comments: 6
  1. Huggs
    Amazon has a new synopsis for the book.

    "For centuries Earth has been visited by warlike creatures that stalk mankind's finest warriors. Their goals unknown, these deadly hunters kill their prey and depart as invisibly as they arrived, leaving no trace other than a trail of bodies.

    When Roger Elliott faced such a creature during the Vietnam War, he didn't expect to survive. Nor did he expect that, decades later, he would train the Reavers, a clandestine strike force attached to Project Stargazer. Their mission: to capture one of the creatures, thus proving its existence, disassembling its tech, and balancing the odds between the HUNTERS AND HUNTED."

    That actually doesn't sound too bad. I'm intrigued.
  2. felix
    Amazon has a new synopsis for the book.

    "For centuries Earth has been visited by warlike creatures that stalk mankind's finest warriors. Their goals unknown, these deadly hunters kill their prey and depart as invisibly as they arrived, leaving no trace other than a trail of bodies.

    When Roger Elliott faced such a creature during the Vietnam War, he didn't expect to survive. Nor did he expect that, decades later, he would train the Reavers, a clandestine strike force attached to Project Stargazer. Their mission: to capture one of the creatures, thus proving its existence, disassembling its tech, and balancing the odds between the HUNTERS AND HUNTED."
  3. Hudson
    So is this meant to be a prequel without any Predators, like Covenant Origins?

    I can't imagine why, but it's really difficult for me to picture a Predator narrative without any Predators, whereas for some reason--time and time again--it's somehow an acceptable way to handle the Alien franchise.
  4. Xiggz456
    Yes! Nice to get a new Predator novel and I was a fan of Moore’s “Sea of Sorrows” so this pleases me. “If it Bleeds” was such a fun read but I look forward to a full novel of Predator awesomeness.
  5. felix
    I am big fan of novelizations as well. Have dozens of them in several cardboard boxes in my house.

    Don't have Alan Foster's The Thing novelization. That's always been a huge regret for me.
  6. Huggs
    Wonderful news. I love the novelizations of the movies. Often times they are better than the film itself. Tim Lebbon's Novelization of Skull Island was solid, as is Alien by Foster. There's nothing like a good summer power outage and breaking out the ol' oil lamp and Foster's Alien to make the evening. I look forward to reading what these guys have written for the predator.
  7. Corporal Hicks
    I split that off, felix. The other thread wasn't actually for a prequel to The Predator. I wonder if Moore is also doing the movie novelization too then.

    Nevermind, just saw the update to the other thread. lol  :laugh:
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