Shane Black's new Predator film a sequel, not reboot

News Simon Brew 26 Jun 2014 - 07:01

Call off the hounds! Cancel the chopper! The new Predator movie isn't a reboot after all! It's going to be a sequel instead.

Contrary to the original report that was doing the rounds - including on this site - the new Predator film that 20th Century Fox has ordered is set to be a sequel, rather than a reboot.

The clarification has come from Shane Black. Black is the man tasked with putting together the story outline for the movie, which Fred Dekker will then write. After that, Black - who last helmed Iron Man 3 - will be directing as well.

Chatting to Collider, Black said "why start over, when you've all this rich mythology yet to mine?". He added that while he's not a fan of reboots as a rule, he can "really get behind inventive sequels".

Nimrod Antal's Predators, directed by Robert Rodriguez, worked on a similar premise. And whilst not everyone was a huge fan of the film, it didn't really work out too badly. We'd take it over a reboot, certainly.

We still don't have a timescale for the new Predator, but we'll be sure to keep you posted.

See also: belated franchise revivals - the new Hollywood trend?

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