Even better news has hit the Predator front today as Collider did a little bit of investigating and found out from the director of the film himself, Shane Black, that his take on the film is actually going to be an “inventive sequel” rather than a reboot. Black and Fred Dekker—the man behind Monster Squad—plan on digging deeper into the Predator mythology. This somehow just got a whole lot better. Read on to see what Black had to say.
From Collider: While the initial report said that Black’s new ‘Predator’ film would be a reboot, Black tells us that he and 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.
So there you have it, folks. We’ve got an all new Predator film in the works with some of the most talented people in the business steering the ship. What more could we ask for?
Bonus news: Mondo revealed Ken Taylor’s Predator print which will go on sale July 1st. Check it out!