June 23, 2017  

Shane Black to Write and Direct 'Predator' Reboot

June 25, 2014 (12:29 am) GMT
The 'Iron Man 3' director actually had a minor acting role in the 1987 classic sci-fi movie.
Shane Black

Shane Black is entrusted to relaunch the '80s classic "Predator" for 20th Century Fox. The "" director is assigned to write the treatment and is attached to direct the reboot for a possible franchise.

According to THR, Black will hand over the scripting duty to Fred Dekker whom he wrote "Monster Squad" with. Black, who is known as the screenwriter of "Lethal Weapon", will oversee the writing. Original film producer John Davis is back to produce the reboot. Fox exec Matt Reilly is overseeing the reboot along with Davis Entertainment's Ira Napoliello.

An interesting note, Black had a small role in the 1987 sci-fi movie which was directed by John McTiernan. At that time, he was already a hot commodity for writing "Lethal Weapon" and "Monster Squad" scripts. He was asked to polish the script for "Predator" which was already in production at that time. Black turned down the studio's request several times but said yes when he was offered the small acting role.

Starring , "Predator" follows a team of commandos, on a mission in a Central American jungle, who find themselves hunted by an extra-terrestrial warrior. Fox kept the franchise alive by having a sequel, "Predator 2" in 1990, and a new franchise, "" in 2004 and "" in 2007.

More The Predator News

Follow us :

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. 'Aquaman' Officially Casts Michael Beach in Potentially Significant Role
  2. FOX Sets Fall Premiere Dates for 'The Orville', 'Empire' and More
  3. Miranda Lambert Enjoys Singing About Heartbreak After Split From Blake Shelton
  4. Nicki Minaj Flaunts Major Cleavage in New Instagram Pics
  5. Does Rae Sremmurd Break Up? Swae Lee Tries 'to Steal All the Shine' From Slim Jimmy
  6. Bill Cosby Plans to Lecture Young People on How to Avoid Sexual Assault Accusations
  7. Beyonce and Jay-Z's Twins Finally Released From Hospital
  8. Brad Pitt Fired as the Depressing Weatherman on 'Jim Jefferies Show'. See His Reaction!