Iron Man 3 Director Shane Black’s Predator Reboot Still On Track

The Predator franchise has been on hold since the decent but workmanlike Predators in 2010. News seeped out in June last year that Iron Man 3 director Shane Black was working on a Predator sequel with Monster Squad’s Fred Dekker but it felt like a project that coule be hold forever until Black lost interest. Now, however, producer John Davis (The Man From UNCLE, Chronicle) has given a promising update on the current state of the project.

Sometimes you’re so desperate you just have to go no matter where you are…

Sometimes you’re so desperate you just have to go no matter where you are…

“Shane shot a movie and he’s doing a pilot now, but I’ve read a lot of his script and I think it’s genius. I think it’s genius and I think it’s entertaining, and what it did is recreate a famous franchise in a different, interesting way; looking at it from a different light. He’s just an amazing writer-director. He’s got a way of looking at this that makes you excited again. I love this franchise. It was the first movie I ever did. I remember in being in the jungle with Arnold [Schwarzenegger] as a 28-year-old and going, ‘This is a fun business!’… Shane’s amazing. He’s an amazing storyteller.

“Shane’s got a writing partner, Fred Dekker, They’ve been doing it together and Fred’s great. The two of them together, they’ve been in the business for a long time, but the writing is so fresh, the perspective is so fresh. I’m telling you you’re going to get something you don’t expect and you’re going to say, ‘This is the most entertaining way to reinvent a franchise.’ I mean he’s the guy who wrote Iron Man 3.”

Intriguingly, Shane Black actually appeared in the original Predator as Hawkins. He was the first on screen victim of the Predator (you can rewatch it below). Clearly it’s something he never got out of his system.

[Via Superherohype]

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