Shane Black Talks Predator Franchise


If it bleeds…we can kill it! Shane Black, who was actually in the first Predator (see above picture) has written and directed several movies. His work has included The Last Boy Scout, The Nice Guys, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Iron Man 3, and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. However, it now seems that FOX wants Shane Black to return to his Predator roots and direct/write the new series! Apparently, they want to ‘reboot’ the series which does seem to be the trend these days. “They called me and I was reluctant. 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.’” Yowch! Sounds like Shane Black doesn’t want to just create another vapid film meant to just make money.

“Make Predator but treat it like it was Iron Man III instead of just another little movie,” Black said of the conversation with FOX. Shane continued, Let’s really do it right this time.” Are you excited to see a Predator remake? I didn’t mind Predators but I could do without the Alien Vs Predator franchise. Sure, they made money but they were just kind of…meh! Word is on the street that Arnold Schwarzenegger is also in talks to return to the roll of Dutch…which really makes me wonder if we could maybe get a cyborg Jesse Ventura in there. I know he died in Predator but he just had so many great lines!