HOLLYWOOD – November 30, 2015 — (Gephardt Daily) — Director Shane Black (Iron Man 3, Lethal Weapon) announced last summer he and his “Monster Squad” co-writer Fred Dekker were working on an “inventive sequel” to 20th Century Fox’s Predator.
Now, Dekker has revealed on his Facebook page, the script for the film has been completed and turned in.
Producer John Davis told Collider: “The writing is so fresh, the perspective is so fresh. I’m telling you you’re going to get something you don’t expect and you’re going to say, ‘This is the most entertaining way to reinvent a franchise.’”
The original “Predator,” released in 1987, starred Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the film, a team of special force ops, led by a tough but fair soldier, Major “Dutch” Schaefer, are ordered in to assist CIA man, George Dillon, on a rescue mission for potential survivors of a Helicopter downed over remote South American jungle.
Not long after they land, Dutch and his team discover that they have been sent in under false pretenses. This deception turns out to be the least of their worries though, when they find themselves being methodically hunted by something not of this world.
It was followed by “Predator 2” in 1990 before crossing over with 20th Century Fox’s ‘Alien’ franchise for two additional sequels, “Alien vs. Predator” and “AvP: Requiem.”
In 2010, Nimrod Antal helmed a reboot with a new feature called “Predators,” which starred Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburn and Topher Grace.
No word has been given if the re-boot film is a “GO” yet.