There’s been a good amount of hype surrounding this project over the last year regarding what a modern predator would look like and what Shane black, the director, would do with it. No much has come beyond a few images dropped on line.
“They called me and I was reluctant [to take on the new movie],” said Black. “I said, ‘Look. You guys at Fox, I mean, I enjoy these movies, but we’ve been churning out these AVP whatever, they each cost a certain amount of money, they’re okay, but there’s no effort to elevate them or make them any kind of an event.’ They’re just sort of another Predator. ‘Oh, there’s another one that came out.’ They said, ‘What if we said to you we want to reinvent this, and really treat it with as much of an event status, or as much hoopla as we would the Alien prequel, which is coming out also? We really want to make this something. The kind of movie that people line up for.’ I said, ‘Really, you’ll spend a bunch of money?’ They go, ‘Yep.’ I go, ‘Make it really scale, spectacle?’ ‘Yep.’ ‘Shit, that sounds interesting.'”
“They said, basically, if I wanted to make Predator but treat it like it was Iron Man III instead of just another little movie,” Black continued. “I said, ‘Let’s really do it right this time.'”
And suddenly Shane Black’s vision for ‘Predator’ became possibly the coolest film coming out this year. I can’t wait!