Fair play on Shane Black, he must be surely excited about his upcoming work on the all new Predator film as a week can’t go by without him giving us fans something to talk about.
Black who will be writing and directing the new film and who also starred in the original film, has been talking about the tone of the film, in what year will it be set – considering Predator 2 was set in 2018, and if Dwayne Johnson will star in it!
“The worst thing you could hope for in one of these is a shot in bright sunlight of a field and the Predator just kind of walks on and ‘hello’ – you want to do… I keep going back to Ridley Scott, the way he captured the alien in that first movie. The sense of mystery and portent. If we could just cut into a little piece of that – that sort of vibe – and then I think there’s humour to be had too. And tonal shifting.”
As for the timeline:
“Well it seems to me if we set ours in 2018 which is when the film [Predator 2] is set, then we can only be a prequel to that one, so you could say yes it exists, but people won’t be discussing it really…it’s in the midst of the mythology. It’s a movie that’s set in our present-day. Or maybe the day after tomorrow.”
And considering Dwayne Johnson is starring in everything these days, with he be considered for a role?
“Um, well look, I’m meeting with him in a couple of weeks…anything can happen in this crazy genre world.”
More on Predator as we get it!