Movie News

New Predator is a sequel, not a reboot

New Predator is a sequel, not a reboot

Yesterday, the trades dropped the bombshell that 20th Century Fox were ‘rebooting’ the Schwarzenegger classic “Predator”, setting Shane Black to write the treatment and direct the film.

Collider got in touch with the “Iron Man 3” helmer – who’ll work alongside Fred Dekker, on screenplay duties, on the project – to enquire about the film’s ties to the previous “Predator” films.

According to Black, who had an acting role in the 1987 original, the new film isn’t so much a ‘reboot’ as it is a sequel.

While Black’s Predator film was initially reported as being a reboot, we recently got in touch with the filmmaker who clarified that he and Dekker are actually envisioning an “inventive sequel” with this iteration, which is to say it’s really not a reboot at all. Hit the jump to read on.

shane-black-predator-sequelWhile the initial report said that Black’s new Predator film would be a reboot, Black tells us that he and Dekker see the project as definitely not a reboot, “As far as Fred and I are concerned anyway,” Black said, adding “Why start over, when you’ve all this rich mythology yet to mine?” Black said he doesn’t like reboots generally, but can “really get behind inventive sequels”, noting that he likes “the idea of expanding and exploring the existing Predator mythology, rather than hitting the restart button.” He went on to say that Dekker, who’s writing the screenplay, is “perfect” for the project, adding the two had a blast writing the screenplay for The Monster Squad together. Indeed, the result of their previous collaboration makes the prospect of the new Predator film even more enticing.

Schwarzenegger return? Maybe?

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 33 times, 33 visits today)
Movie News

Various writers that contribute to the site from time to time, including Brooke, Claudia, and Dan.

More in Movie News

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24:  Director Wes Craven poses at New York Comic Con to promote his new movie, "The Hills Have Eyes 2"  February 24, 2007 in New York City.  (Photo by Donald Bowers/Getty Images For Fox Atomic)

Mike says goodbye to Wes Craven

Mike SmithAug 31, 2015
Wes Craven attends Magnolia Pictures' Los Angeles Premiere of "Life Itself" at the ArcLight Hollywood on Thursday, June 26, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for Magnolia/AP Images)

Wes Craven (1939 – 2015)

Editorial StaffAug 31, 2015
downton-abbey-season-6-edit-mary-crawley

Teaser Trailer: Downton Abbey season six

AshAug 31, 2015
chris-Messina

Chris Messina joins Ben Affleck crime drama

AshAug 29, 2015
ryan-simpkins

Ryan Simpkins moves into Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler’s House

AshAug 29, 2015
borderlands

Video game Borderlands gets silver screen treatment

AshAug 29, 2015
stevenpasquale

Rescue Me alum in Doubt

ClintAug 29, 2015
franensteincode

Fox’s Frankenstein Code undergoes a name change!

Brooke CampbellAug 29, 2015
armiehammer

Armie Hammer coupled with Amy Adams for Nocturnal Animals

Brooke CampbellAug 29, 2015