While we are all still recovering from yesterday’s huge news of Shane Black directing Fox’s new PREDATOR film, more news broke thanks to Collider who got the word from Black himself that he and Fred Dekker (MONSTER SQUAD) are actually envisioning an “inventive sequel” rather than a reboot. This whole PREDATOR business just seems to keep getting better and better.
Initially, it was reported that Black’s film was going to be a reboot but we now know that isn’t the case. “As far as Fred and I are concerned anyway,” Black said, adding “Why start over, when you’ve all this rich mythology yet to mine?” Black said he doesn’t like reboots generally, but can “really get behind inventive sequels”, noting that he likes “the idea of expanding and exploring the existing Predator mythology, rather than hitting the restart button." Can't really complain about that, now can we? It's nice to know that they aren't going to just wipe the slate clean and start over. That, if anything, was my only main issue with the idea of a reboot. Now we just have to wait and see which direction they steer this thing.
Read yesterday's article on PREDATOR if you have some catching up to do!