I have no idea what possessed anyone that another Predator movie was a good idea, only eight years after Nimród Antal’s Predators put up a weak $52 million at the box office, but a sequel to the 1987 film is coming next year (and any sequel to a 30-year-old film is essentially a reboot). I thought Predators was OK (Topher Grace was both amusing and weirdly good in an action movie), but it certainly didn’t feel like a franchise with a lot of life in it.
That said, the reborquel is coming from Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Nice Guys), and the cast he’s assembled and the knowledge that Black wrote the screenplay is plenty enough to make this intriguing:
Partial cast… beautiful human beings, good people. Also, killers. Cameras roll today. Follow me on Twitter for updates. Wish us luck. pic.twitter.com/vYGgGesW0Y— Shane Black (@BonafideBlack) February 20, 2017
If you don’t recognize the faces from the Twitter picture, that’s Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us, People vs. O.J.), Keegan-Michael Key, Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Boyd Holbrook (Narcos), and Jacob Tremblay (the little kid from Room).
Predator began shooting today, and will be released on February 9, 2018.