This New Predator Image Could Be the Start of Something Big

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Years after battling Arnold, Aliens and Danny Glover, there’s a new Predator movie in the works. If you weren’t aware, that’s because very little has been made official about it outside of a few insider quotes. Then today, a new image popped up on Facebook which seems to be teasing some kind of announcement... and a title.


Here’s the image.

Illustration for article titled This New iPredator/i Image Could Be the Start of Something Big

It looks cool, right? He’s got that unmistakable, if-it-ain’t-broke-don’t-fix-it look, a decent catch phrase, and maybe even a new title, The Predator. Everything here looks good.

And though the Facebook image is captioned with the seemingly lame phrase, “Here we go again, bro,” don’t worry. The Predator didn’t get a tight white t-shirt or something. It’s a play on a line of dialogue from the original, 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger film directed by John McTiernan.

The new film is co-written by Shane Black and Fred Dekkar, who have a pretty good track record. In addition to being one of the supporting actors in the first Predator film, Black also worked a bit on that script. Plus he wrote Lethal Weapon, The Last Boy Scout and more recently, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. And of course, he directed Iron Man 3. Dekkar is best known for directing Night of the Creeps and The Monster Squad, the latter of which he wrote with—you guessed it—Shane Black.

A few months back, Dekkar posted that their script for a new Predator movie had been handed in to the studio. That was the last we’d heard of it but this image suggests maybe we’ll be getting more information soon. At the very least, it seems like it’s going to be called The Predator.


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Angrier Geek

Honestly, I had no problem with Predators. In my opinion it fixed the problem that had existed since day one by giving the prey (the humans) a fighting chance rather than the others where it was just the Predator slaughtering everyone for an hour before and great fight at the end. But given how Predators referenced the first movie openly in and out of story (one of the character actually talks about what happened to Arnold and Adrian Brody uses the mud trick to fight them at the end) if they want to see it as a bookend that works too.