Shane Black Confirms The PREDATOR “Reboot” Is Really A Sequel

June 26, 20140 Comments

Yesterday, news broke that writer/director Shane Black (Iron Man 3) was to helm a PREDATOR reboot for Fox, but news may have spread too soon. Don’t worry, the new Predator film will actually be an “inventive sequel” instead of a reboot.

While the initial report said that Black’s new Predator film would be a reboot, Black told Collider that he and screenwriter Fred Dekker see the project as definitely not a reboot, “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.” He went on to say that Dekker, who’s writing the screenplay, is “perfect” for the project, adding the two had a blast writing the screenplay for The Monster Squad together.

Awesome. I guess the only question now is where does the new Predator film fit into the franchise? After AVP: Requiem or Predators?

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