Shane Black Directing Predator Reboot - Update

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Shane Black Directing Predator Reboot - Update



The 1987 classic Predator is being rebooted, with Shane Black at the helm.

Update: Looks like the reports that Shane Black and Fred Dekker were working on the Predator reboot neglected to clarify one thing: the new Predator movie is actually an "inventive sequel," not a reboot.

It turns out Black is actually not a fan of reboots, stating, "As far as Fred and I are concerned anyway, why start over, when you've all this rich mythology yet to mine?"

Source: Collider [http://collider.com/predator-reboot-sequel-shane-black/]

Original Story: Hollywood's obsession with reboots continues: 20th Century Fox is rebooting the 1987 classic Predator.

Predator is the action movie that immortalized the phrase "Get to the Chopper!," originally starring Arnold Schwarzenegger going head-to-head with the elusive Predator creature in middle of a Central American jungle. Twenty-seven years later the film is being rebooted, and the person undertaking this momentous task is none other than Shane Black, the director behind Iron Man 3 and screenwriter for Lethal Weapon.

Shane Black is reported to write the project treatment, but Fred Dekker will take on scriptwriting responsibilities. Dekker is the director and writer for RoboCop 3, and he also co-wrote Monster Squad with Black.

Shane Black is attached to direct.

To further ease our worries, John Davis, one of the producers of the 1980 original will also be producing this iteration of the film.

Black has an interesting history with the Predator series: he was approached several times in 1986 during both the pre-production and production phases of the movie to take a look at the script and give his input. He turned the studio down each time. He did eventually accept a small role in the film as radio operator Rick Hawkins.

Source: Hollywood Reporter [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/fox-rebooting-predator-shane-black-714598]

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It's not like the film could be any worse than Iron Man 3 (MY GERSH DERN ERRPERRNYEN) right...? *nervous chuckle* C'mon guys, someone back me up here.
 

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I suppose this will be the film to win the year's award for "Most Unnecessary Remake".
 

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Just what a Predator movie needs: cutesy self conscious in-jokes and winks to the audience. Oh and it has the Robocop 3 director helping out? This is gonna be gold!
 

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But.. But .. GAH no! This'll be the third reboot? If you count Predators as a reboot.
*sigh*
Now Hollywood is just going crazy..
 

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zelda2fanboy said:
Just what a Predator movie needs: cutesy self conscious in-jokes and winks to the audience. Oh and it has the Robocop 3 director helping out? This is gonna be gold!
I hope they take it to the next level by putting in a laugh track after all of the repeats of lines from the original.

I'm sort of curious about what they are going to change to justify calling it a reboot instead of a remake. Probably something about a sinister corporation doing twisted experiments to create the ultimate investment banker and instead unleashing a predator on the world. Bent on destroying the economy it starts heading towards the USA to sell people terrible financial products, but the corporation call 'Murica for help. A crack team of commandos are brought out of retirement for one last job and are airlifted in to some foreign place south of the border by a veteran 'choppa' pilot played by Schwarzenegger who will say 'I'll be back!' which everyone will love. The rest can write itself.
 

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I would post a GIF of someone banging their head on a desk over and over, but I'm too busy doing it in real life.
 

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This is unfortunate, but since it's going to happen, and somebody must be at the helm, I guess Shane Black is the most logical choice, historically speaking.

For the people who love commentary, I highly recommend the ultimate edition of Predator.
 

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But...why? I guess Honest Trailers wasn't kidding when they said, "What are they going to reboot next? Die Hard?" Seriously, they've done Robot Cop, working on Terminator, and now Predator. Die Hard is the only one left.

We don't need a Predator reboot. the original film has aged fine. We can still just go watch that. Why is this happening? Sigh...

EDIT: Good. Glad to see that it's not a reboot. Someone forgot to do some fact checking it seems, but this makes me extremely happy. :)
 

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Makabriel said:
But.. But .. GAH no! This'll be the third reboot? If you count Predators as a reboot.
MrBrightside919 said:
Didn't they already remake Predator a few years ago? Why do it again? WHY I ASK YOU! WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!
Actually Predators was indeed a sequel. One of the character's back story was that she was a government agent that knew full well what the Predators were, having knowledge of both Arnold and Danny Glover's encounters with the alien hunter.

More towards the topic, I'll go ahead and display my fanboy card and bring some light to this comment section. Personally it doesn't matter how they do it or what they do with it, I just love me some Predator action. I'm one of the few people that apparently enjoyed Predator 2 as much as the first movie, and I also enjoyed Predators as much as both its predecessors. And yes, I liked BOTH of the AvP movies, damnit! :p

The last movie I saw in theaters was, coincidentally enough, Iron Man 3. Looks like I'll be heading back to catch this one as well. But I've always had weird tastes. For instance: I actually enjoyed Anchorman 2. :p
 

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It will not have...

Arnie saying - Get to the choppa! & If it bleeds, we can kill it.

Bill Duke saying - You're ghostin' us, motherfu*ker. I don't care who you are back in the world, you give away our position one more time, I'll bleed ya, real quiet. Leave ya here. Got that?

Jessie Ventura saying - I ain't got time to bleed.

and many more, basically it won't be Predator so why bother.
 

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RJ 17 said:
More towards the topic, I'll go ahead and display my fanboy card and bring some light to this comment section. Personally it doesn't matter how they do it or what they do with it, I just love me some Predator action. I'm one of the few people that apparently enjoyed Predator 2 as much as the first movie, and I also enjoyed Predators as much as both its predecessors. And yes, I liked BOTH of the AvP movies, damnit! :p
I agree, I loved pretty much all the movies with the Predator in it. But just continue the franchise. Why reboot it?
 

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KaZuYa said:
It will not have...

Arnie saying - Get to the choppa! & If it bleeds, we can kill it.

Bill Duke saying - You're ghostin' us, motherfu*ker. I don't care who you are back in the world, you give away our position one more time, I'll bleed ya, real quiet. Leave ya here. Got that?

Jessie Ventura saying - I ain't got time to bleed.

and many more, basically it won't be Predator so why bother.
or even worse it will have some dick saying some of those lines and then effectively grinning/winking to camera...

i don't think these people understand or care why the original(s) are much loved in the first place.

they seem to work mostly off the back of "name recognition" if anything...to get stupids in the door and fleece them...

its like when they brought in "Heroic Deadmines" in wow...and there wasn't any of what people actually liked about the Deadmines left when they'd finished...


Predator doesn't need "a reboot".

a sequel to Robert Rodriguez Predators would probably have been fairly well received and was set up at the end of that film.

frankly...they could have taken that ending almost anywhere....

but this...will probably go down like a lead balloon...and in all likelihood stands a good chance of killing the franchise stone dead tbth...

or does anyone think the new robocop is gonna spawn 2 sequels and 4 TV shows off its back ? anyone ? thought not.

i maintain that reboots don't "reinvigorate a franchise" at all...rather, almost always, they just lessen its strength in the public imagination over the longer term...or to put it another way "reboots" tend to hurt "franchises" more than anything else...imo potentially far more than a well thought out direct sequel...
 

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But...why? I guess Honest Trailers wasn't kidding when they said, "What are they going to reboot next? Die Hard?" Seriously, they've done Robot Cop, working on Terminator, and now Predator. Die Hard is the only one left.
Lethal Weapon. I don't think we need to worry about a Die Hard reboot until Bruce Willis retires from acting.
 

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Makabriel said:
RJ 17 said:
More towards the topic, I'll go ahead and display my fanboy card and bring some light to this comment section. Personally it doesn't matter how they do it or what they do with it, I just love me some Predator action. I'm one of the few people that apparently enjoyed Predator 2 as much as the first movie, and I also enjoyed Predators as much as both its predecessors. And yes, I liked BOTH of the AvP movies, damnit! :p
I agree, I loved pretty much all the movies with the Predator in it. But just continue the franchise. Why reboot it?
Yeah, that's why I prefer to look at it as "Well at least they're rebooting something I'm actually interested in this time." :p
 

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tehroc said:
Lethal Weapon. I don't think we need to worry about a Die Hard reboot until Bruce Willis retires from acting.
In which case, we only need to worry about a Die Hard sequel.
 
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Oh for fuck's sake...

Why not build on a franchise, rather than constantly starting from square one?

EDIT - Ok, just read the update, and now I'm pretty stoked to see where they go with this.
 

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Makabriel said:
But.. But .. GAH no! This'll be the third reboot? If you count Predators as a reboot.
*sigh*
Now Hollywood is just going crazy..
no technically it was a sequel it just didn't have much to do with either of the first two movies iirc they mention the encounter with the first predator in predators
 

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Usually I won't knock something out, because you can make a good movie out of anything. This however, no, just no. Predator doesn't really need a reboot, it just needs another thriller with game hunting alien Jamaicans, like Predators.

Calling it a reboot just puts a bad taste in every bodies mouth.

Update: Mooch better.
 

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If it's a musical I could be down with this:

Otherwise, I'm well used to my treasured memories from the 80s being exhumed and desecrated by this point, after giving Robocop a stun gun, what's the worst they can do? Make the predator a misunderstood sympathetic creature that got left alone and is all terrified in a world of scary humans?
 

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This, just like the original Robocop, needed no reboot. Go back and watch it. IT'S STILL GOOD! I would literally rather watch a digital super duper delux remaster of the original instead of a reboot!

Hollywood, you're idiots. You will always be idiots, and I hope the movie flops to prove once again reboots are pointless.
 

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Doesnt sound good. Seriously though why dont they ever reboot these movies with passion and originality. Or even look to the comics to get some ideas for a movie and not another crappy remake. Why not have it set in snow (like one of the comics) instead of a remake in a jungle. Atleast if they made it fairly gory and violent and make the Predator more like the original instead of stupid overly large extendo-claws version in AvP. What about doing something completely different and set it in the past being that we know the Predator has visited the Earth tons of times. WW2 or Iraq? Or maybe like The Thing except its a Predator. Alas i fear it will be a charmless remake like all the others.
 

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Fuck yeah, Shane Black.

Seriously, I'm loving the choice. There isn't a Shane Black movie that I've watched and haven't enjoyed. I'm really curious to see what kind of angle he'll approach this from: either a straight up reboot or a soft boot like Predators. I'm thinking the latter, but I'm excited wither way.
 

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What they haven't told you is that the story will be based on Predator: Concrete Jungle





On a serious note what Arnold actioneer will they remake next Running man? Commando? Twins?
 

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But...why? I guess Honest Trailers wasn't kidding when they said, "What are they going to reboot next? Die Hard?" Seriously, they've done Robot Cop, working on Terminator, and now Predator. Die Hard is the only one left.

We don't need a Predator reboot. the original film has aged fine. We can still just go watch that. Why is this happening? Sigh...
Well, there's still Rambo, Rocky, Indiana Jones and probably some others I'm forgetting, including more obscure properties. So yeah, this reboot craze can go on for quite some time if the folks in charge feel like staying that course.
 

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Would have preferred they just let Rodriguez make another sequel, only with a better budget.
(Seriously, he made it for $40 million and it grossed $127,234,389)

Thought it he did quite well with Predators honestly, certainly captured the feel of the original much better than the AvP trash that had preceded it.

God I hope the rumors that have persisted since this thing was first rumored aren't true though: John Cena as the lead...*shudder*
 

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So how are they going to fuck up the Predator's design? These reboots feel the need to strip everything unique about the original, so I'm guessing the fishnets and bare chest will be gone, and it won't have mandibles.
 

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Why do people insist on rebooting things that still hold up perfectly well today? Heck, what would the difference between a reboot and a sequel even be, besides being able to give people the same names?

post update edit: It's nice to see Shane Black agrees. Perhaps the Escapist could save itself some time and make sure it gets the facts strait before getting people worked up over nothing.
 

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RJ 17 said:
Makabriel said:
But.. But .. GAH no! This'll be the third reboot? If you count Predators as a reboot.
MrBrightside919 said:
Didn't they already remake Predator a few years ago? Why do it again? WHY I ASK YOU! WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!
Actually Predators was indeed a sequel. One of the character's back story was that she was a government agent that knew full well what the Predators were, having knowledge of both Arnold and Danny Glover's encounters with the alien hunter.

More towards the topic, I'll go ahead and display my fanboy card and bring some light to this comment section. Personally it doesn't matter how they do it or what they do with it, I just love me some Predator action. I'm one of the few people that apparently enjoyed Predator 2 as much as the first movie, and I also enjoyed Predators as much as both its predecessors. And yes, I liked BOTH of the AvP movies, damnit! :p

The last movie I saw in theaters was, coincidentally enough, Iron Man 3. Looks like I'll be heading back to catch this one as well. But I've always had weird tastes. For instance: I actually enjoyed Anchorman 2. :p
How anybody can enjoy the Alien Vs Predator: Requiem is beyond me. You can't fucking see anything in that movie! There is absolutely no light at all whatsoever.
 

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Can't be any worse then Predators, I found that movie freaking boring not to mention kinda pointless, what was Fishburne's character again... aaaw, who cares.

I never really got how this franchise or or Alien's lasted this long. The first films were great with tons of room for expansion and were followed with decent sequels but from then on both franchises were just awful.

Hollywood, where nothing will EVER die.

Kenbo Slice said:
How anybody can enjoy the Alien Vs Predator: Requiem is beyond me. You can't fucking see anything in that movie! There is absolutely no light at all whatsoever.
True facts, someone actually thought it was a good idea to zoom in as close as possible and combine blurry cam with strobe lighting, freaking genius.
 

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Kenbo Slice said:
How anybody can enjoy the Alien Vs Predator: Requiem is beyond me. You can't fucking see anything in that movie! There is absolutely no light at all whatsoever.
I don't claim to be a fanboy of much, but I will say that I'm a fanboy of Aliens and Predators. I don't have any Alien or Predator merchandise, really. I just really, really like both franchises. So personally, I loved AvP:R. I mean come on! DOUBLE SHOULDER-CANNONS!!!! :p

Oh, and the whip was pretty sweet too. :3

Ever since the first AvP shooter on PC waaaaaaaaay back in 1999 I've been a completely biased fan. I loved playing as a Predator. I loved playing as an Alien. And I've yet to play a game more that's had me more jumpy and scared than the Marine campaign...except, of course, for the Marine campaign in AvP2 for PC.

Soooooo yeah, any I'll take any chance to see aliens and/or predators up on the big screen.

All that said, however, I do still say that Colonial Marines fucking sucked. :p
 

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Kenbo Slice said:
How anybody can enjoy the Alien Vs Predator: Requiem is beyond me. You can't fucking see anything in that movie! There is absolutely no light at all whatsoever.
I don't claim to be a fanboy of much, but I will say that I'm a fanboy of Aliens and Predators. I don't have any Alien or Predator merchandise, really. I just really, really like both franchises. So personally, I loved AvP:R. I mean come on! DOUBLE SHOULDER-CANNONS!!!! :p

Oh, and the whip was pretty sweet too. :3

Ever since the first AvP shooter on PC waaaaaaaaay back in 1999 I've been a completely biased fan. I loved playing as a Predator. I loved playing as an Alien. And I've yet to play a game more that's had me more jumpy and scared than the Marine campaign...except, of course, for the Marine campaign in AvP2 for PC.

Soooooo yeah, any I'll take any chance to see aliens and/or predators up on the big screen.

All that said, however, I do still say that Colonial Marines fucking sucked. :p
Yeah double laser cannons are cool, BUT YOU CAN'T SEE THEM!

So bad
 

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Yeah double laser cannons are cool, BUT YOU CAN'T SEE THEM!

So bad
To be fair, I will acknowledge that you do have a perfectly valid point. On the other hand, watching that montage just made me want to watch the movie again. :3

Could the lighting be better? Yeah. That's the price of having the movie set at night. Still, I can't really see the action of this movie happening in the middle of the day...as Newt tells us: "They mostly come at night...mostly." Still, the first movie had better lighting and it took place in an ancient pyramid buried beneath the ice. :p

Even so, the predator in AvP:R is just too much of a badass for me to say I didn't thoroughly enjoy that movie.
 

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Oh for fuck's sake...

Why not build on a franchise, rather than constantly starting from square one?
The only reason they're rebooting this (or anything) is simple: nostalgia exploitation.
By adding to a franchise, they have to take continuity into account and that requires putting actual effort into the writing; effort that takes time. It's much easier to just throw all the old continuity out the window and start over, which is much easier for the hacks to work with.

Hence, reboot instead of sequel.

I'm certain it's going to be mediocre at best, and absolute shit compared to the iconic original.
Of course, original thought is a cardinal sin in Hollywood these days, so that's just business as usual.
 

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But.. But .. GAH no! This'll be the third reboot? If you count Predators as a reboot.
*sigh*
Now Hollywood is just going crazy..
Yeah, that was my thought as well. >_>

I guess it technically could of been a sequel to Predator, via same the logic as Alien to Aliens.

Since "big alien guy coming down and trying to find worthy prey" is a very easy plot to set up (any special forces group, and I do mean ANY special forces group, kept out of radio contact in any secluded location on Earth could work), I fail to see WHY it needs to be a "reboot."

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zelda2fanboy said:
Just what a Predator movie needs: cutesy self conscious in-jokes and winks to the audience. Oh and it has the Robocop 3 director helping out? This is gonna be gold!
I hope they take it to the next level by putting in a laugh track after all of the repeats of lines from the original.
"If it bleeds, we can kill it."

HUHAHAHA!

"What the fuck was that?"

"IT'S MOCKING US!"

*Starts to the spray the jungle in lead*

HUHAHAHA!
 

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It's not like the film could be any worse than Iron Man 3 (MY GERSH DERN ERRPERRNYEN) right...? *nervous chuckle* C'mon guys, someone back me up here.
Oh it's possible. It'll be very challenging but I have faith that this movie will continue the general trend of reboots being quite shitty. He's already shown us that he can make a bad movie, now he can role up his sleeves and make an even worse one.
 

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Predators was just 4 years ago, I'm surprised Fox is giving up on the franchise. Because let's face it, these days reboots are usually just one last grab at nostalgia dollars before taking a franchise out behind the shed. If I remember correctly in the extras to the 15th anniversary edition of the film Black said he took the role in the movie[footnote]Which is little more than a cameo, he's the first one to get killed and he's never really mentioned again after Jessie Ventura's character dies shortly after. Betraying the character's tacked-on origin.[/footnote] basically as a loop-hole for the studio to pay him to do on-location rewrites to the script. Since the studio's money men would pay to send an actor to the location but not a script reviser. Should be morbidly interesting to see what he comes up with at least.

Oh well we'll always have the original.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/universal-studios-warner-bros-enter-talks-to-reduc,36250/ Oh Onion, sometimes we wish you were a real news site.
 

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Why can't we get a Predators sequel? Also after the steaming pile of garbage that was Iron Man 3 there is no way I'll see this in the cinema
 

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A PG-13 Predator?

Thanks, but no thanks.

Honestly Hollywood if you aren't going to do this shit properly without making everything family friendly then please, just don't.
 

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A PG-13 Predator?

Thanks, but no thanks.

Honestly Hollywood if you aren't going to do this shit properly without making everything family friendly then please, just don't.
It not about it being family friendly as much as getting as many asses in seats as possible.
 

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mirage202 said:
A PG-13 Predator?

Thanks, but no thanks.

Honestly Hollywood if you aren't going to do this shit properly without making everything family friendly then please, just don't.
It not about it being family friendly as much as getting as many asses in seats as possible.
Fair point, same end result though. Watered down crap meant for mass appeal.
 

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I'm picturing the original movie but this time the hero is the wise-cracking radio operator.
 

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I will boycott it if the reboot is not an 18 and even if it were an 18, it will take alot of convicing for me to even try to watched it!
 

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mirage202 said:
Darks63 said:
mirage202 said:
A PG-13 Predator?

Thanks, but no thanks.

Honestly Hollywood if you aren't going to do this shit properly without making everything family friendly then please, just don't.
It not about it being family friendly as much as getting as many asses in seats as possible.
Fair point, same end result though. Watered down crap meant for mass appeal.
It's why i wish Hollywood would push for reform and some cupboard cleaning at the MPAA instead of politicking and influence peddling with them.
 

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...I think I'm starting to realized why "certain" movies would put down the number of people who were able to get a job working on a single movie...

OT: Uh... Okay?

I would have preferred an AvP reboot...[footnote]/halfsarcasm[/footnote] but I guess if we're going to do that, we better start with a rebooted Predator movie... Other than that, I have nothing against Shane Black and the fact that one of the executive producers was part of the original Predator movie is peaking my interest more than I'm willing to admit right now...
 

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Considering Shane Black was the first guy to get iced by the Predator onscreen and can write a script as big as a house. I am stoked.
 
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Grouchy Imp said:
Oh for fuck's sake...

Why not build on a franchise, rather than constantly starting from square one?
The only reason they're rebooting this (or anything) is simple: nostalgia exploitation.
By adding to a franchise, they have to take continuity into account and that requires putting actual effort into the writing; effort that takes time. It's much easier to just throw all the old continuity out the window and start over, which is much easier for the hacks to work with.

Hence, reboot instead of sequel.

I'm certain it's going to be mediocre at best, and absolute shit compared to the iconic original.
Of course, original thought is a cardinal sin in Hollywood these days, so that's just business as usual.
True enough.

I guess when we're talking continuity then at least part of the blame for this (indeed any) reboot should be placed with the previous films. I know what you're saying about it being lazy writing, not needing to form your story and the story that came before it into a cohesive narrative, but what if the story that came before was AvP:Requiem? I can't blame any writer for wanting to pretend that particular, err, gem hadn't happened.

Of course, that's just me playing devil's advocate for the hell of it. It still doesn't excuse Hollywood's current obsession with rehashing old favourites as a substitute for creativity.
 

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I agree, I loved pretty much all the movies with the Predator in it. But just continue the franchise. Why reboot it?
Very much this. The Predator universe is already huge. You can set a film at pretty much any time in human history or any time in the future, and having predators in it would be entirely consistent with the canon. It's such a waste to just make the same film again when you can quite literally make absolutely any film you like.

On a vaguely related note, I hope I'm not the only one who thinks "Pride and Predators" would have been a much better concept than "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies".
 

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Why reboot? WHAT IS THERE to reboot anyway? Is not like the movies have some intricate story line with fixed characthers that can get a new version.

Sure, they can re-design the Predator, maybe, most likely won't. So why reboot? Why not just make another sequel? If this is about the title, they can just use a subtitle or whatever.
 

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AndrewC said:
It's not like the film could be any worse than Iron Man 3 (MY GERSH DERN ERRPERRNYEN) right...? *nervous chuckle* C'mon guys, someone back me up here.
Iron Man 3 was sooooo bad. Before I saw that I liked Shane Black but now he's the Brett Ratner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So yeah. With you on that.

Also, Predators was pretty damn good. Why can't we have more of that?
 

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This shit's gotta stop. I'm never going to watch another Hollywood movie as long as I live. I mean, I saw them already, thirty and forty years ago, didn't I? Sometimes, I think, if 9/11 had to happen, why couldn't they have taken out Wall Street, Hollywood, and Las Vegas at the same time? Do us a favor.
 

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Predator is an excellent action/monster movie that still holds up well today. There's no need to reboot it. You make your reboot, Shane, but I won't be seeing it. Also, Iron Man 3 wasn't that good.
 

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But...why? I guess Honest Trailers wasn't kidding when they said, "What are they going to reboot next? Die Hard?" Seriously, they've done Robot Cop, working on Terminator, and now Predator. Die Hard is the only one left.

We don't need a Predator reboot. the original film has aged fine. We can still just go watch that. Why is this happening? Sigh...
Well, there's still Rambo, Rocky, Indiana Jones and probably some others I'm forgetting, including more obscure properties. So yeah, this reboot craze can go on for quite some time if the folks in charge feel like staying that course.
Back to the Future & Lethal Weapon are probably being eyed as well...
 

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Well, with it apparently being a sequel that's a bit better, certainly.

That said, this doesn't let Hollywood off the hook for their reboot/remake fetish. They still need a collective smack across the snout with a rolled up newspaper for the ones they've inflicted on the world so far. Bad Hollywood! BAAAD HOLLYWOOD!
 

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I really don't think this needs a reboot why not continue with where Predators left off? I really enjoyed Predators it was a good movie.
 

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With regards to the updated article...

Ha-ha!! My Predator fanboy faith has been rewarded! Huzzah and hooray!

:3
 

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Well, if they're doing another Predator movie, It's good to hear it's not going to be a flat-out reboot...though I am apprehensive about what it actually -will- be.

I'm not particularly fond of the "nobody asked for it" argument when it comes to criticisms. There's a lot of great stuff that was made that people didn't explicitly ASK for. I don't think anyone explicitly asked J.K. Rowling to start the Harry Potter book series, or explicitly asked Elvis Presley to go into music. That said, in the case of many franchise reboots, it is a legitimate criticism because it's often trying to fix what isn't broken and, ironically, breaking it. The Predator franchise isn't quite so played out that there's nowhere else for it to go. It has had some really idiotic installments (I'm looking at you, Aliens franchise crossover films) but the rest have been fun sci-fi action flicks. I don't see why another direct sequel couldn't be made; it's just a matter of coming up with a fresh spin on the concept, and the Predator-focused films have done a good job of that. The first one's a staple of the sci fi action genre, the second one took the titular predator to an urban setting and Predators (I'm pointedly shunning the two films in between...) took humans out of their own familiar environment and dropped them in the predators' metaphorical back yard. If they could find a new twist to put on things, I think it could work; they just don't need to scrap everything that's come before it.
 

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I fist pumped so hard when I read the update that this is going to be a sequel! I approve of a sequel