Shane Black‘s The Predator (2018) is set to release way off on March 2, 2018, but, we are getting some real details on a few key aspects of the film now. The latest news is that The Predator sequel will feature a technology and visual upgrade to make things a little fresher. Stan Winston is taking care of the new Predator costume design, so I am expecting good things.
Shane Black said:
It’s not to ‘improve,’ it’s make it fun, make it different, make it organically different. So what’s the extension of it that makes sense, that’s exciting? There have been a lot of changes to Stan’s design over the years. These different Predator movies have done different things. Ultimately it’s not about design to me, it’s about the story you want to tell. There are people who are always going to agonize over Iron Man, what color his suit is. Maybe this weapon does a new thing, but if the story is not good I don’t give a sh*t what color the suit is. In ‘The Predator’ we’re doing a lot of upgrades to what you would consider to be the traditional Predator technology and look, but hopefully the story is what’s going to drag people in, not just the attention to the minutiae.
Previous The Predator news quotes:
Producer John Davis: The writing is so fresh, the perspective is so fresh. I’m telling you, you’re going to get something you don’t expect and you’re going to say, ‘This is the most entertaining way to reinvent a franchise.
Earlier with Shane Black: I mean, there’s great Predator movies, but to actually play with the idea of making it an event, not necessarily in scale--it doesn’t have to be huge--but it just has to feel like a Predator movie you want to see in the summer and line up for it. And that’s what we’re going for. Let’s get back to the excitement and innovation of that original movie where it felt fresh. I just want to find a way to make it feel fresh and that’s what we’re trying to do.
The Predator (2018)
Synopsis: A sequel to the 1987 sci-fi film "Predator"
Directors: Shane Black
Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Writers: Shane Black, Fred Dekker, Jim Thomas, John Thomas
Producers: Blondel Aidoo, Bill Bannerman, John Davis, Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver
Editors: Harry B. Miller III
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