What sets Predator apart from all movies is its ensemble. It’s hard to predict just how well a bunch of superstars will mesh on screen, which is why is rarely works. But it’s nice to see effort. Shane Black is a writer-director I trust without question, and know that he’s probably making the right decisions. His casting has been unique, to say the least, with today’s announcement taking it to another level.
Keegan-Michael Key of “Key and Peele” fame is going to hunt The Predator alongside Moonlight‘s Trevante Rhodes, Boyd Holbrook and Olivia Munn (X-Men: Age of Apocalypse).
His role hasn’t been disclosed, although it was revealed yesterday that the story sees the popular stalker alien, first seen in the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger pic titled simply Predator, in an environment that audiences have not seen: the suburbs.
Keegan-Michael Key is the perfect addition to the ensemble. His comedic range is off the charts and can appeal to so many different audiences.
Black is directing the project and wrote the script with Fred Dekker. A shooting start later this winter is being planned.