There’s a new Predator movie on the verge of calling its hunt, and thankfully, it’s not a reboot. The latest installment is known simply as The Predator. The best thing about this not being a reboot? They don’t have to even think about trying to top Stan Winston’s original creature design. So what if none of the sequels lived up to the promise of the original? This one has a creative team that gives it the best chance to hit the mark.
Shane Black (Iron Man 3, Lethal Weapon, The Nice Guys, Hawkins in the original Predator film… do we really need to introduce him?) wrote the script with Fred Dekker (Monster Squad). Mr. Black is also directing. We told you the creative team for this one was on-point. So what else can we expect?
The Predator Trailer
Check out the brand new (and final) red band trailer!
Check out all the footage that has been released so far…
And not only is this set in the suburbs…it’s set at Halloween. Perfect for its fall release date.
The Predator Release Date
“I’m gonna have me some fun” on Sept. 14, 2018.
The Predator Cast
This one has put together quite a cast. Boyd Holbrook is our leading Predator fighter this time around. Room star Jacob Tremblay plays the son of Boyd Holbrook’s character, Quinn. The child is supposed to be special needs, and receives a tantalizing gift from his father: a Predator’s Q-Drive (he discovers it while on a mission as a mercenary down in Mexico). It also summons the Predator.
Olivia Munn plays Casey Brackett, scientist in the film as the female lead who studies the possibility of aliens for the government… and is perhaps the only character ever to be thrilled to meet a Predator in this franchise. Emmy-winner Sterling K. Brown also is on board as a government agent on the Casey side of the story. He is the one who also will jail Holbrook’s Quinn at the start of the picture.
Meanwhile, there will be a group of character actors to play the “Men on Mission” aspect of this story, or in this case a handful of PTSD-rattled military veterans who Quinn gets stuck with on a bus. They affectionately call themselves the Loonies, and certainly prove that, sometimes, war is its own kind of group therapy. Among them are Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele), who plays Coyle, Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight) who plays the makeshift team leader, Williams, Thomas Jane (The Punisher) who plays Gulf War burnout Baxley, Game of Thrones‘ Alfie Allen who plays Lynch, and Augusto Aguilera, who plays Nettles, a former pilot with now very shake hands.
Chuckactress Yvonne Strahovski will play the mother of Jacob Tremblay’s Rory — a troubled boy accidentally drawn into the conflict with the fierce alien creatures by Strahovski’s character’s ex-husband. Jake Busey, in a truly poetic piece of casting, will play the son of his father Gary Busey’s Predator 2 government agent character Peter Keyes.
The Predator Story
Here’s the official synopsis:
From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
That’s right, folks, DNA-upgraded Predators!
As if they didn’t already enjoy advantages in size, strength, agility, natural thermal vision, as well as advanced technology, now humanity has to contend with genetically-juiced Predators! Let’s just hope that the aforementioned crew is “ragtag” enough to get the job done while cracking the occasional joke.