Shane Black is Writing and Directing Predator Reboot

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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

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  • Walkbi

    Sorry guys. That’s a picture of Sonny Landham and Richard Chaves NOT Shane Black! Love Predator, probably why I’m such a pedant! Anyway, great news! at least the deadliest aliens in he galaxy will finally get a worthwhile movie!

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Never said it was Shane Black, just a picture from the original Predator film.

      • Walkbi

        This quote is quite misleading: ‘One of Black’s earliest roles was on the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger actioner “Predator.” That’s him in an image from the movie above.’
        Still, at least the right picture’s there now…..

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Huh. Swapped out the pic. I’m sure that’s him this time.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Okay. Yeah I definitely didn’t know that

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    I like Black, but I wanted a sequel to Predators first. I really enjoyed that flick. And seeing where they went with it from there would’ve been a lot of fun. Ah well.

    • Debo4735

      I wanted a sequel to Predators also. They left so wide open, and i want see if they make it back to earth or too another planet. Humans are good at adaptating to there surrounding and situation. I was really wanting to see a new AVP with Synaya Lathan as the badass predator trained human that hunts and traverses the galaxy with a group of predators like in the comics. She should’ve been the next Ripley.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        That would’ve seriously worked well. Hell I was actually waiting for the Predators sequel to add Aliens to the mix, but in a different local on the planet. Like maybe another crashed or derelict ship. Bring in a few more humans, and some other aliens to have like a Dirty dozen type group. Think “Enemy Mine” meets Predators. So now we’d have some aliens working together to try and survive against the Predators and the Xenomorphs that inhabit the ship.

  • Debo4735

    Look I’m all for reboots and remakes, but unless you’re getting Dwayne”the Rock” Johnson to play Dutch, there’s no-one else with the charisma and presence of Arnold except him, this won’t work. Colin Farrell was awful in that God forsaken Total Recall remake, but to be fair the movie was nothing like the original. There was no Richter, no Benny,no blond wife, no midgit chick,and no Mars. The plot was totally changed, they could have made a stand alone movie.