In Shane Black’s The Predator, releasing next year, a group of unsuspecting humans slowly realize that fierce hunter-aliens are in their midst, this time in a suburban setting.
As we learned earlier this year, Jake Busey will star as the son of his real-life father Gary’s character from Predator 2, connecting Black’s franchise reboot to the original series. In a new chat with Pop Culture, Busey explains the connection, while also teasing one of the primary questions that The Predator will set out to answer.
“Jake said the new film is set after the second one,” the site reports. “Predator 2 was released in 1990, but took place in a 1997 Los Angeles ravaged by gang violence. The third movie, 2010’s Predators, took place on another world and wasn’t set in a specific year. So, The Predator will take place between those two movies.”
“This one definitely falls in line with the original franchise in that it does focus on the technology that the Predators have,” Busey himself told the site. “It focuses on what the goal of the Predators is, and what their modus operandi, and why they come to the planet, and that type of thing. It’s definitely in line with the original franchise.”
Sounds like they’re not here simply to hunt us for sport…
Thomas Jane, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Boyd Holbrook, Edward James Olmos, Trevante Rhodes, Augusto Aguilera, Alfie Allen, and Yvonne Strahovski also star.
The Predator arrives in theaters August 3, 2018.