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Shane Black says his Predator will be a sequel not a reboot

06.25.2014

Following yesterday's news that director Shane Black will be remaking the classic 1987 action flick PREDATOR, Black has come out to correct the report suggesting that it is a reboot. He spoke to Collider and explained that his PREDATOR movie will be an "inventive sequel"; not a reboot. Black went on to say he and screenwriter Fred Dekker value the "rich mythology" that's already been introduced in previous Predator films.

Black said in the interview that 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." Well color me surprised; I should have known that someone as inventive and cool as Shane Black would care enough to continue the legacy rather than make a new one. So the movie is nearly thirty years old, if you haven't seen Predator at this point, it's your lose.

Black is one the best writers out there and has proven himself to be a skilled director too (IRON MAN 3). When he teams up with his friend Dekker for this one, I'm sure it will serve new viewers and gain the trust of old fans of the franchise.

Should the sequel care about the ALIEN VS. PREDATOR movies?

Source: Collider

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1:07PM on 06/26/2014
He should make this movie Predator 3. Make it a sequel to Glover's movie. He should completely ignore the Alien vs. Predator movies and everything they did to either of those franchises, as well as ignoring Predators with Adrien Brody. It would be cool to see humans fight off predators in today's world considering all the advancements in technology in the past 20 years.
He should make this movie Predator 3. Make it a sequel to Glover's movie. He should completely ignore the Alien vs. Predator movies and everything they did to either of those franchises, as well as ignoring Predators with Adrien Brody. It would be cool to see humans fight off predators in today's world considering all the advancements in technology in the past 20 years.
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11:23AM on 06/27/2014
Predators kinda was predator 3. They briefly talk about Dutch, and his team in that film. Also, I don't think they consider alien vs predator part of the predator franchise. Those piles of shit are just stand alone films.
Predators kinda was predator 3. They briefly talk about Dutch, and his team in that film. Also, I don't think they consider alien vs predator part of the predator franchise. Those piles of shit are just stand alone films.
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12:53PM on 06/26/2014
I waited awhile before I commented, wanted to think about this first. Now hears my thoughts; Keep Arnold, Danny, and Brody out of it. Maybe a cameo, but I don't think we need them to make a good Predator film.
Second thing is I kinda want to see this take place in the past. At first I wanted to see a Predator movie in the middle east or South Korea during one of their joint country war exercises with the U.S. Even in a snow covered location. But then I thought, Predators have been hunting for
I waited awhile before I commented, wanted to think about this first. Now hears my thoughts; Keep Arnold, Danny, and Brody out of it. Maybe a cameo, but I don't think we need them to make a good Predator film.
Second thing is I kinda want to see this take place in the past. At first I wanted to see a Predator movie in the middle east or South Korea during one of their joint country war exercises with the U.S. Even in a snow covered location. But then I thought, Predators have been hunting for Centuries and I want to see how things coulda gone down in the past. When, Im not sure, but during a time where technology isn't around as much or at all. See how people then dealt with them back then. Im ok with whatever as long as its good.
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1:05PM on 06/26/2014
I agree, keep Arnold, Glover, and Brody out of this flick. Keep the tradition of new people encountering the Predators in each movie. And your idea of having it take place pre-technology is kind of a call idea. However, seeing all the advancements in technology in the 20-30 years since Predator 2, it would be kind of cool how the people would deal the Predators in today's world.
I agree, keep Arnold, Glover, and Brody out of this flick. Keep the tradition of new people encountering the Predators in each movie. And your idea of having it take place pre-technology is kind of a call idea. However, seeing all the advancements in technology in the 20-30 years since Predator 2, it would be kind of cool how the people would deal the Predators in today's world.
12:46PM on 06/26/2014

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12:03PM on 06/26/2014
I'd love it if the "Predator" title in this one referred to Dutch hunting down Predators on their home planet.
I'd love it if the "Predator" title in this one referred to Dutch hunting down Predators on their home planet.
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10:00AM on 06/26/2014

Awesome news

having Black & Dekker tackle one of my favorite (and sadly underutilized) franchises is great news. The fact that its a sequel is even better.
having Black & Dekker tackle one of my favorite (and sadly underutilized) franchises is great news. The fact that its a sequel is even better.
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1:03PM on 06/26/2014
"Black & Dekker"...I see what you did there. Nice!
"Black & Dekker"...I see what you did there. Nice!
2:15PM on 06/26/2014
damn I didn't see that! wish i could take credit for it
damn I didn't see that! wish i could take credit for it
8:55AM on 06/26/2014
"if you haven't seen Predator at this point, it's your lose."
Obviously you mean Loss. Also, why not just say you need to check it out because it's fantastic? Why is it someone's loss? Not like the movie is hard to find.
"if you haven't seen Predator at this point, it's your lose."
Obviously you mean Loss. Also, why not just say you need to check it out because it's fantastic? Why is it someone's loss? Not like the movie is hard to find.
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4:51AM on 06/26/2014
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4:50AM on 06/26/2014

uneasy

Lets be honest irin man 3 is the worst marvel movie yet and kiss kiss bang bang is trash! he is a terrible director! he us a decent enought writer if nothing special. rremember how much we looked forward to preditors?
Lets be honest irin man 3 is the worst marvel movie yet and kiss kiss bang bang is trash! he is a terrible director! he us a decent enought writer if nothing special. rremember how much we looked forward to preditors?
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5:00AM on 06/26/2014
Your taste in movies is trash.
Your taste in movies is trash.
6:10AM on 06/26/2014
I disagree, if ypu like im3 or kkbb i think. Youre the one who likes trash. Im just not a idiotic fanboy that thinks comicbook films are the greatest mivies ever made.
I disagree, if ypu like im3 or kkbb i think. Youre the one who likes trash. Im just not a idiotic fanboy that thinks comicbook films are the greatest mivies ever made.
6:16AM on 06/26/2014
i second that one. and saying IM3 is the worst marvel movie yet (though I might disagree) is like saying "that guy is the poorest billionaire on this list of billionaires".
And I am sorry you hated Kiss Kiss, as is your right, but Im curious why you think Marvel, after only seeing him direct that one movie, gave him the director seat for their biggest franchise
and its PredAtors, not Preditors.
i second that one. and saying IM3 is the worst marvel movie yet (though I might disagree) is like saying "that guy is the poorest billionaire on this list of billionaires".
And I am sorry you hated Kiss Kiss, as is your right, but Im curious why you think Marvel, after only seeing him direct that one movie, gave him the director seat for their biggest franchise
and its PredAtors, not Preditors.
7:30AM on 06/26/2014
Its not irin eithet.
Its not irin eithet.
7:39AM on 06/26/2014
no wonder you got most negative vote here...well, negative votes are positive votes of agreeing that you are dumbest ass of movie taste in the whole universe & underverse or what ever verse there is..
no wonder you got most negative vote here...well, negative votes are positive votes of agreeing that you are dumbest ass of movie taste in the whole universe & underverse or what ever verse there is..
8:43AM on 06/26/2014
i agree with you about ironman 3 but i really enjoyed kiss kiss bang bang
i agree with you about ironman 3 but i really enjoyed kiss kiss bang bang
9:02AM on 06/26/2014
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a great underrated film.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a great underrated film.
10:10AM on 06/26/2014
@movie-man let's be honest, your spelling skills are trash.
@movie-man let's be honest, your spelling skills are trash.
11:26AM on 06/26/2014
Oh good, I thought movie-man was talking in some secret computer language, but he was just a bad speller.
Oh good, I thought movie-man was talking in some secret computer language, but he was just a bad speller.
12:13PM on 06/26/2014
Sorry im not some super brainy guy that can spell.
Sorry im not some super brainy guy that can spell.
12:37PM on 06/26/2014
Don't have to be a brainy guy. Maybe your from another country the spells "iron" as "irin" and "predators" as "preditors" OR you a young person.
Don't have to be a brainy guy. Maybe your from another country the spells "iron" as "irin" and "predators" as "preditors" OR you a young person.
2:46PM on 06/26/2014
no need for an apology, its just difficult to take your opinion seriously if you can't form a proper sentence.
no need for an apology, its just difficult to take your opinion seriously if you can't form a proper sentence.
3:28PM on 06/26/2014
The fact that you couldn't care less about spelling or proper grammar, really shows you're arrogance.
The fact that you couldn't care less about spelling or proper grammar, really shows you're arrogance.
4:28AM on 06/26/2014
Good news! A reboot would have been a big mistake.
Good news! A reboot would have been a big mistake.
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3:36AM on 06/26/2014
Thank f**k for that.
Thank f**k for that.
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3:08AM on 06/26/2014
Much better news then what we got yesterday.
Much better news then what we got yesterday.
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3:08AM on 06/26/2014

This is good news

Good that they are trying something new with the franchise. It's still probably going to be a buddy cop movie set in Christmas with a narrator and cameo from Predator, because it's Shane Black's movie, but at least they are trying.
Good that they are trying something new with the franchise. It's still probably going to be a buddy cop movie set in Christmas with a narrator and cameo from Predator, because it's Shane Black's movie, but at least they are trying.
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3:00AM on 06/26/2014
How about Arnold and Sly teaming up? And this time I want Van Damme in the Predator costume.
How about Arnold and Sly teaming up? And this time I want Van Damme in the Predator costume.
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11:28AM on 06/26/2014
Why? So he can do splits in the trees?
Why? So he can do splits in the trees?
2:53AM on 06/26/2014

Good News Everyone!

I now have faith in this project. Bring on the "I[link] guys, Arnold and Danny for at least cameos.
I now have faith in this project. Bring on the "I[link] guys, Arnold and Danny for at least cameos.
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2:18AM on 06/26/2014
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1:42AM on 06/26/2014
I'm surprised there hasn't been any comments about a Christmas themed Predator movie yet. :D
I enjoyed Iron Man 3, and I hope Shane Black can get a good Predator sequel going. What I really wish for is a comeback to the '80s hard R action without degrading into lame teen slasher movie territory as it was with AvP 2. Just to get it out of my system, AvP2 is basically the most unoriginal Predator/Alien movie to date. It even has a script that I suspect was either a ripoff or a rejected
I'm surprised there hasn't been any comments about a Christmas themed Predator movie yet. :D
I enjoyed Iron Man 3, and I hope Shane Black can get a good Predator sequel going. What I really wish for is a comeback to the '80s hard R action without degrading into lame teen slasher movie territory as it was with AvP 2. Just to get it out of my system, AvP2 is basically the most unoriginal Predator/Alien movie to date. It even has a script that I suspect was either a ripoff or a rejected treatment for a straightforward Resident Evil adaptation.

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12:55AM on 06/26/2014
Arnold and Danny Glover together. Make it happen, Shane!
Arnold and Danny Glover together. Make it happen, Shane!
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12:29AM on 06/26/2014
More franchises should do this since it's not like our minds erase the previous films anyway. This way you just take things in a new direction without bombarding audiences with never ending origin stories.
More franchises should do this since it's not like our minds erase the previous films anyway. This way you just take things in a new direction without bombarding audiences with never ending origin stories.
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11:46PM on 06/25/2014
Thank God. My rage has subsided. ;) I really hope Arnold is brought back in some capacity. Even if he's not on the team that's the focal point but a consultant of some kind. Maybe when they're getting ambushed he shows up and helps a little but I could see him more as the brains behind the team sharing his experience based words of wisdom. Not that I'll be at all disappointed if he's the focus and primary participant, mind you,
Thank God. My rage has subsided. ;) I really hope Arnold is brought back in some capacity. Even if he's not on the team that's the focal point but a consultant of some kind. Maybe when they're getting ambushed he shows up and helps a little but I could see him more as the brains behind the team sharing his experience based words of wisdom. Not that I'll be at all disappointed if he's the focus and primary participant, mind you,
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10:55PM on 06/25/2014
I think the Predator franchise is one of those that works with different groups of characters each time in similar situations, in that it's based around the scenario more so than the character arcs and thus lends itself very well to this approach.
I think the Predator franchise is one of those that works with different groups of characters each time in similar situations, in that it's based around the scenario more so than the character arcs and thus lends itself very well to this approach.
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10:52PM on 06/25/2014
It's nice to finally get some positive franchise news.
It's nice to finally get some positive franchise news.
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10:52PM on 06/25/2014
Very welcomed news!!!
Very welcomed news!!!
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10:41PM on 06/25/2014

freaking sweet

Now just find a way to have Arnold get to that Preditor hunting reservation and bring Adrien Brody home.
Now just find a way to have Arnold get to that Preditor hunting reservation and bring Adrien Brody home.
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10:27PM on 06/25/2014
Now thats more like it
Now thats more like it
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10:24PM on 06/25/2014
Wait. Shane was in Predator? Who'd he play?
Wait. Shane was in Predator? Who'd he play?
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10:28PM on 06/25/2014
Guy with glasses. See the previous article
Guy with glasses. See the previous article
11:22PM on 06/25/2014
WORD?! You didn't know that. He was the guy making all the dirty jokes to Billy.
WORD?! You didn't know that. He was the guy making all the dirty jokes to Billy.
10:24PM on 06/25/2014
Awesome! Surly Dutch will be in this. I can see it now
Awesome! Surly Dutch will be in this. I can see it now
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10:21PM on 06/25/2014

Thank you, Shane Black

I wasn't thrilled with the idea of a reboot but sequel? More than welcomed.
I wasn't thrilled with the idea of a reboot but sequel? More than welcomed.
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10:19PM on 06/25/2014
Yes! This is a much better news than reboot. Now I wonder if Arnold or Danny Glover would have a cameo.
Yes! This is a much better news than reboot. Now I wonder if Arnold or Danny Glover would have a cameo.
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11:13PM on 06/25/2014
Or.....both?
Leave Adrian on that damn planet.
Or.....both?
Leave Adrian on that damn planet.
2:12AM on 06/26/2014
Yeah, both would be great. I'd like Predators more if Adrian Brody wasn't the lead.
Yeah, both would be great. I'd like Predators more if Adrian Brody wasn't the lead.
11:56AM on 06/26/2014
Yes. I just didn't buy him as a bad ass. And Topher Grace?!? It was OK tho. Loved Danny Glover. He's just one cool cat.
Yes. I just didn't buy him as a bad ass. And Topher Grace?!? It was OK tho. Loved Danny Glover. He's just one cool cat.
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10:13PM on 06/25/2014
Ahhh, that's more like it!
Ahhh, that's more like it!
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10:04PM on 06/25/2014
Would be interesting to see the Predator home planet this time around. But glad to see someone as incredibly talented as Black on a project like this. I'm sure he'll bring something new and creative with this new film.
Would be interesting to see the Predator home planet this time around. But glad to see someone as incredibly talented as Black on a project like this. I'm sure he'll bring something new and creative with this new film.
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9:54PM on 06/25/2014
Glad it's a sequel and not a reboot. Although I already thought Predators was an inventive sequel, which I enjoyed. But I'll keep an open mind about the new film.
Glad it's a sequel and not a reboot. Although I already thought Predators was an inventive sequel, which I enjoyed. But I'll keep an open mind about the new film.
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9:53PM on 06/25/2014

Shane Black has a good head in his shoulders.

I actually really liked Predators, and Adrien Brody's performance. Wouldn't mind seeing him in some compactly in Shane's new film.
I actually really liked Predators, and Adrien Brody's performance. Wouldn't mind seeing him in some compactly in Shane's new film.
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