Shane Black is Writing and Directing Predator Reboot

Shane Black in Predator (1987) Movie Image

I guess Shane Black is going back to his roots. People who just know Black as the writer/director of “Iron Man 3″ probably had no idea he also used to be an actor before he became more well-known for his screenwriting on films like “Lethal Weapon” and “The Last Boy Scout.”

One of Black’s earliest roles was on the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger actioner “Predator.” That’s him in an image from the movie above.

Well it looks like Black is now attached to write and direct a reboot of “Predator” for Fox. The reboot is not to be mistaken with the never-happened sequel to the Robert Rodriguez-written/produced “Predators” from 2010. This one, we’re told, will redo the 1987 movie that starred Schwarzenegger, along with Carl Weathers and Jesse Ventura as members of a badass military unit sent to the South American jungle to kill some bad guys, only to end up being hunted by the Predator themselves.

John McTiernan directed the film, which was a slam-bang actioner, and gave Arnold his immortal “Get to da choppah!” line, among other badass moments. There are so many good lines from the film, it’s hard to believe Black never touched the script.

It might be a while yet before Black gets “Predator” off the ground, though. He’s also currently attached to write/director “Doc Savage” for Sony. Word is that “Thor” himself, Chris Hemsworth, may or may not be up for the main role. The two are apparently meeting.

Via : THR