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Star Boyd Holbrook Calls ‘The Predator’ a Blend of Horror, Sci-fi and Western

Don’t expect to see Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Predator.

Scripted by Fred Dekker and Shane Black and set to be directed by Black, we can be pretty sure that next year’s The Predator is going to put several fresh coats of paint on the tired franchise. Black has promised an action spectacle the likes of which the series hasn’t ever seen, and star Boyd Holbrook has just echoed the same sentiments in a chat with We Got This Covered.

Holbrook, who’s playing the heroic Quinn McKenna, told the site:

I’m currently working on Predator. It’s not a sequel; Shane Black has made something totally new, somehow keeping within the realm of Predator [while also being] absolutely new in terms of the story that we’re talking about today, and rooted in something real. It’s real fresh. I don’t think you’re going to see [Arnold] Schwarzenegger. It would kind of make it a gimmick. It’s horror, science-fiction and a western.

As we recently told you, it’s been rumored that the new film will feature a 10-foot-tall, genetically enhanced Predator. It’s also been rumored to be set in the suburbs.

The cast includes Jacob Tremblay, Sterling K. Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Trevante Rhodes and Olivia Munn. Thomas Jane is also rumored. Kyle Strauts will play the Predator.

Black co-wrote the script with Fred Dekker and is directing.

Twentieth Century Fox’s reboot of the sci-fi action franchise plans to film in Vancouver this coming February with a release date set for February 9th, 2018.



  • Matt

    Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t see why having Arnold back in some capacity would be a gimmick. I wouldn’t expect him to star, but it would be great to see him make a return, even if it’s just to be the first victim of the test-tube Predator.

    • Mark Lepine

      Just have him do a small roll as the Helicopter pilot at the end. He yells out “Get to the Chopper”

      • Matt

        I don’t care if he were only on screen for a few seconds. It’d be great to see him in the series one last time.

  • Creepshow

    I can’t take anyone named Boyd seriously. Same goes for anyone named Tobey, Brendan, Skylar, Dakota, Brent, Aiden, Tucker….

    • fannypack aficionado

      The dude was bad as fuck in Narcos.

      • Creepshow

        Is he bad enough to rock the name Quinn McKenna?

    • Weresmurf

      Boyd fucking Crowder said ‘fuck you and the horse you rode in on’

      • Creepshow

        No he didn’t.

        • Weresmurf

          Hey its Buzz Killington!

          • Creepshow

            You dialed the wrong number. This is the “Pooper of Parties”.

          • Weresmurf

            I adore the fact you ran with that. I’d buy you a beer if I could Mr Pooper lol

          • Creepshow

            Haha! It’s all in good fun. *thumbs up*

  • Nahuel Benvenuto

    no hope at all in this movie

  • Dan.germouse

    What, so it’s a western, but set in the suburbs?, really thought they had debunked the whole ‘suburbs thing’, but this site seems to be the only one to continue to reference it.

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