Director Shane Black has kept many of the details close to the vest for his anticipated Predator project, but we do know a few things about the sequel cleansing movie.
ComicBook.com has learned that the working title for The Predator is, in fact, Ollie, but there isn't a prevalent theory as to what that name refers to. Also of note is the recent report that actor Benicio Del Toro is in talks to join the project, and as far as the timeline of the film's events, it seems to be set in the present according to Shane Black.
"Well, it seems to me if we set ours in 2018 which is when the film is set, then we can only be a prequel to that one (Predator 2), so you could say yes it exists, but people won't be discussing it really. It's in the midst of the mythology. It's a movie that's set in our present-day. Or maybe the day after tomorrow."
Black's film is expected to wipe away some of the later sequels that have diminished the franchise since the well-received original, but no official plot points have been revealed as of yet.
The film will be directed by Shane Black (Iron Man 3), with Blondel Aidoo, Bill Bannerman, John Davis, Lawrence Gordon, and Joel Silver serving as producers on the project. Black and Fred Dekker also worked on the screenplay. The Predator (Ollie) is currently filming.
The Predator is scheduled for release on February 9, 2018.