Jake Busey to play son of Gary Busey's Predator 2 character in The Predator

So actor Jake Busey revealed recently on The Red Booth Show that he’s playing the son of PREDATOR 2 character Special Agent Peter Keyes in the upcoming THE PREDATOR from Shane Black. This is interesting for two reasons: 1) the PREDATOR 2 character was originally played by his father Gary Busey, and 2) PREDATOR 2 is officially in continuity.

For those who don't remember, PREDATOR 2 is set in an alternate,semi-dystopian 1997 (even though the movie was released in 1990) where Jamaican gang leaders and dated "future tech" roamed the streets. However, even though it's confirmed the film is canon to Shane Black's new film, it's unclear if they'll address the alt-future aspects of it.

Anyway, here's what Jake had to say about the casting:

[Shane Black] called me and he said ‘Hey, you wanna do this movie? We don’t have money for you but it’ll be a fun thing to come play and be your father’s son...so as much as I have followed in my Dad’s footsteps career-wise, this is like really following in his footsteps by playing a character who is the son of the character he played. And I don’t think there would be any other forum where I would do that. 

So what do you Schmoes think? Any fans of PREDATOR 2? And if not, are you still okay with Black keeping it canon? Either way, sound off below!

Meanwhile, THE PREDATOR will hunt in theaters August 3rd, 2018.

Extra Tidbit: I wonder if they're going to try to fit the ALIEN VS. PREDATOR franchise in there as well.



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