Today marks the start of production for The Predator, the fourth installment of the Predator film franchise. Director Shane Black, who also starred in the first Predator, marked the occasion by releasing an image on his Twitter account, and confirmed that his film will be rated R. More on the story below.
Just one month ago it was reported that Benicio Del Toro was in talks to lead the cast of The Predator. One of the notes on the Del Toro talks was that he and Twentieth Century Fox had gone back and forth for a while before it was announced, and that his busy schedule was a major problem to solve in making the casting possible. Now, as it turns out, Del Toro is no longer in talks for the movie. A reason for this has not yet been given, but it’s safe to assume that the very same scheduling complications are at least partly responsible.
Despite the speed bump, Fox has decided not to delay the project, instead immediately going after someone new to star. It’s now being reported that Boyd Holbrook, star of Netflix’s Narcos and a villain in the next Wolverine movie Logan, has entered into negotiations to replace Del Toro in The Predator.
It looks like Benicio Del Toro will be facing off against another infamous member of the galaxy.
After attempting to get another Infinity Stone in Guardians of the Galaxy and filming scenes for his mysterious villain role in Star Wars: Episode VIII, he will try to survive against an alien hunter in Shane Black‘s The Predator. More on the story below.
At this year’s CinemaCon, writer-director Shane Black (Iron Man 3, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) was briefly interviewed by Collider’s Steven Weinraub about the status of The Predator, a big-budget sequel/reboot/something or other in 20th Century Fox’s sci-fi action franchise that he is co-writing with Fred Dekker, the esteemed writer and director of the cult classics Night of the Creeps and The Monster Squad (the latter also sports a co-writing credit from Black).
According to Black, The Predator will be his next film, once again putting his long-in-development Doc Savage feature on the back burner.
We found out about a new Predator movie almost two years ago now, a movie that was described as an “inventive sequel” by star of the original and director of this latest entry in the franchise Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man 3).
Not much has been heard of this inventive sequel since then, but it is still alive and well, and it appears that we will be hearing about and seeing more of it very soon. A new teaser image has been released that appears to confirm the title of the movie and offers a little message. You can see the image below.