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Shane Black to Write and Direct 'Predator' Reboot

June 25, 2014 00:29:05 GMT

The 'Iron Man 3' director actually had a minor acting role in the 1987 classic sci-fi movie.


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Shane Black is entrusted to relaunch the '80s classic "Predator" for 20th Century Fox. The "Iron Man 3" director is assigned to write the treatment and is attached to direct the reboot for a possible franchise.

According to THR, Black will hand over the scripting duty to Fred Dekker whom he wrote "Monster Squad" with. Black, who is known as the screenwriter of "Lethal Weapon", will oversee the writing. Original film producer John Davis is back to produce the reboot. Fox exec Matt Reilly is overseeing the reboot along with Davis Entertainment's Ira Napoliello.

An interesting note, Black had a small role in the 1987 sci-fi movie which was directed by John McTiernan. At that time, he was already a hot commodity for writing "Lethal Weapon" and "Monster Squad" scripts. He was asked to polish the script for "Predator" which was already in production at that time. Black turned down the studio's request several times but said yes when he was offered the small acting role.

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, "Predator" follows a team of commandos, on a mission in a Central American jungle, who find themselves hunted by an extra-terrestrial warrior. Fox kept the franchise alive by having a sequel, "Predator 2" in 1990, and a new franchise, "Alien vs. Predator" in 2004 and "Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem" in 2007.

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posted by John on Jun 25, 2014
Wait a second, why not do a sequel to Predators? I thought it was pretty good.
posted by Rico89 on Jun 25, 2014
Another remake of an 80's classic?! FUCK YOU HOLLYWOOD!!!
posted by Robert W on Jun 25, 2014
So they're doing a remake of Predator, which might be rated PG-13, directed by the same guy who did Iron Man 3 which sucked, and it's being written by the guy who directed RoboCop 3. This movie is going to suck.

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