SHANE BLACK TO DIRECT AND WRITE TREATMENT FOR PREDATOR REBOOT





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I can’t say I’m happy about yet another reboot of an old favourite, but 20th Century Fox seems intent on returning to the Predator franchise nonetheless. The 1987 original led to a 1990 sequel, which I consider highly underrated, two mediocre Aliens Vs. Predator movies, and a semi-remake in 2010 which failed to grab audiences. In fact, only the first movie was a major commercial hit, but this isn’t apparently stopping Fox from trying again. Boo!!!!

Well, there’s one spot of good news concerning this. Top scriptwriter Shane Black [Lethal Weapon, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang] is poised to pen the treatment for the Predator reboot, which he will then hand over to Fred Dekker while Black directs. and is also attached to direct. The two did a similar thing back in 1987 with The Monster Squad, which they both wrote and Dekker directed, and that turned out very well [though is also getting remade!].. Black showed he was perfectly good at big budget blockbusters with Iron Man 3, which he wrote and directed, so maybe there is hope for the Predator remake after all.

This won’t be made right away though, as Black is busy working on his 1930s pulp adaptation Doc Savage [which was made into a weak film in 1978], and is also developing a 1970s crime film called The Nice Guys, maybe to star Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe.

 

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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