Shane Black Says His Predator Movie Is NOT Set In The Suburbs

The Predator franchise began in a dense Central American jungle, then went to the City of Angels, a frozen wasteland, a Colorado forest, and an alien planet, and several days ago, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Shane Black's upcoming Predator movie (simply titled The Predator) will be set "in the harsh environment of … suburbia."

Well, hold the phone, because the director has shot down that story. Collider reports: "Black himself reached out to tell us that is not the case—The Predator is not a movie about the suburbs."

The film is being directed by Shane Black, best known for directing/co-writing Iron Man 3 (2013) and writing Lethal Weapon (1987). Black co-wrote The Predator script with Fred Dekker (RoboCop 3).

The film is a sequel, not a reboot, and will acknowledge events from the first two films in the action series: Predator (1987) and Predator 2 (1990).

Fun fact: Black appeared in the original film, playing radioman Rick Hawkins. He was the first member of Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer's (Arnold Schwarzenegger) six-man team to be killed by the alien creature.

The cast features Narcos and Logan star, Boyd Holbrook (replaced Benicio Del Toro), as a Special Forces commando and Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse, Office Christmas Party) as a scientist.

Filming is expected to commence in February of next year.


The Predator hits theaters on February 9, 2018