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Reboot? Nope. Shane Black Says His ‘Predator’ Film Is A Sequel

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 25, 2014 6:07 PM
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In case you missed it: yesterday, it was announced that “Iron Man 3” and “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” director Shane Black was hired to direct and write the new treatment of a “Predator” film. Black, of course, also famously started his career as a writer (the “Lethal Weapon” series who eventually became one of, if not, the highest-paid screenwriter in all of Hollywood. The original report said 20th Century Fox would be rebooting the series which did raise a few eyebrows because they had just rebooted the series four years earlier via producer Robert Rodriguez and director Nimrod Antal (the film stalled out with less than $50 million domestically).

Shane Black To Direct 'Predator' Reboot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 24, 2014 4:01 PM
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It's been four years since the Robert Rodriguez produced, Nimrod Antal directed "Predators," a reboot of the franchise that kinda went nowhere. The film opened third at the box office on its first weekend, barely made more than $50 million domestic, and ultimately tallied up less than "Alien Vs. Predator" or "Aliens Vs. Predator - Requiem." But Fox reckons it's still a valuable property that people care about (or they're gonna make them care about it) because barely four years on, plans are underway for a reboot.

Watch: Jean-Claude Van Damme Tries On The Original 'Predator' Costume

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 9, 2014 11:17 AM
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Fans of the "Predator" series will no doubt know that not only was the original design of the iconic extraterrestrial monster lacking in the terrifying department—the original head look had yellow eyes and lacked the famous mandible mouth—but no less than the Muscles from Brussels himself was tipped to be the man inside the rubber suit. Of course, the match-up between Jean-Claude Van Damme and Arnold Schwarzenegger never came to be and an interview with FX legend Steve Johnson that surfaced online gives us some insight on how we missed on what could have been a momentous event in 80s pop culture.

Watch: 1-Hour Documentary ‘If It Bleeds We Can Kill It’ On John McTiernan’s ‘Predator’

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 20, 2014 1:43 PM
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"I remember a lot of times seeing John with his head in his hands, like 'What the hell have I gotten myself into,’ ” actor Carl Weathers recalled when discussing his stint on “Predator,” director John McTiernan’s 1987 sci-fi actioner. In many ways, the film was an act of pushing past any doubts or insecurities, as it exhibits an increasingly bizarre tone by McTiernan and a game Arnold Schwarzenegger to match it. And now we’ve got a look back at the sequel-spawning classic.

25th Anniversary: 5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Predator'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • June 12, 2012 11:00 AM
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On June 12th, 1987, audiences around the country got their first look at that (to borrow one of the more quotable bits from the movie) ugly motherfucker that is "Predator." It heralded a number of promising new stars – most notably Arnold Schwarzenegger finally getting a bona fide blockbuster after sleeper hits like "The Terminator" and "Conan The Barbarian" – and director John McTiernan would emerge as one of the freshest, most stylish voices in action filmmaking since John Ford.

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