Shane Black doing a Predator 4 is a mouth watering prospect. Not only does he understand the franchise (he starred in the original), but the man who helped create such classics like Lethal Weapon and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, can surely bring something good to the much loved series.
With the film set for a release on March 2nd 2018, Black has been talking to ComingSoon.Net about the film and how we may see an all new different Predator.
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 colour his suit is. Maybe this weapon does a new thing, but if the story is not good I don’t give a shit what colour 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.”
With shooting due to take place in October and with confirmation that the film will be set in present time, we are still waiting on the rumour if good old Arnold Schwarzenegger is reprising his role.
We wait and see.