Inevitable as inevitability gets, there’s a Predator reboot on the way. Shane Black, he of the writing credits for Lethal Weapon and The Last Boy Scout, also the director of the wonderful Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and the “eh, it’s pretty good”, Iron Man 3, is directing and co-writing the film.
Naturally, as Hollywood is averse to taking any chances, we’re going with a reboot of a well-established property. Now the prospects of an aging Dutch meeting the predator for the first time is intriguing, but we’re just getting the announcement that Black’s been hired. No insight into the plot, actors, etc. yet.
Black will be co-writing the film with Fred Dekker. The two previously collaborated on the cult film Monster Squad. And we all love Monster Squad.
While we wait, let’s all enjoy this video of Jean-Claude Van Damme in his lobster costume as the original Predator. It’s true and hilarious.
Shane Black now says their planning a sequel, not a reboot. An inventive one at that.