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Jake Busey Playing Son of Gary Busey’s ‘Predator 2’ Character in ‘The Predator’!

We learned back in March that Jake Busey had been cast in Shane Black’s The Predator, which was interesting considering the fact that Jake’s father, Gary Busey, was the star of original franchise film Predator 2. We didn’t have any character details at the time, but we were hoping that Jake would be playing the son of Gary’s character, Peter Keyes.

As it turns out, he actually is!

Speaking with The Red Booth, Jake Busey just spilled the beans.

[Shane Black] called me and he said ‘Hey, you wanna do this movie? We don’t have money for you but it’ll be a fun thing to come play and be your father’s son.’ And so as much as I have followed in my Dad’s footsteps career-wise, this is like really following in his footsteps by playing a character who is the son of the character he played,” Busey told the site. “And I don’t think there would be any other forum where I would do that. I think this is the one thing.

He added, “If you liked the very first movie a lot, you’ll really like this one. This one has a lot of essence of the first movie.

What can we learn from this? It sounds like The Predator most definitely exists within the same universe as the original two Predator films!

Check out Jake Busey on The Predator set below.

The movie once again features a group of unsuspecting humans who slowly realize that fierce hunter-aliens are in their midst, this time in what could be a suburban setting.

Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key, Edward James Olmos, Trevante Rhodes, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Alfie Allen, Yvonne Strahovski also star.

Black directed from a script he co-wrote with Fred Dekker.

Fox will hunt The Predator on August 3, 2018.

The Dr. is IN!. #predator #thankful #kickass #vancouver #canada

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  • NoGutzNoGory

    Hopefully they will answer why Gary’s lower half only falls to the ground when he is cut in half in P2…..

    • KnightDrive

      Dude!!! I always wondered that ever since I was 10 and I saw that, I was 10! And even I caught that. Ohhhh I love Predator 2, so so much….those first 10 minutes with Glover shooting up Los Angeles, with the Predator scoping the action from above, it’s so insanely awesome, I LOVE THAT MOVIE SO SO MUCH. Ok, I’ll stop now.

      • Christopher Nickerson

        Predator 2 is definitely one of the most underrated sequels of all time

    • Dan Warren (Forgottenretroworl

      Maybe he had an anti-gravity backpack. Those CIA guys were holding out on us.

    • Darkknight2149

      Illuminati confirmed…

    • Kabukiman

      I always thought the upper half traveled along with the disk out of the shot

  • Frank Gambino

    who remembers jake busey on PCU?

    • Golic

      or Stoned Age

    • Tor from Yucca Flats

      I remember him from that PJ film

  • Dan Warren (Forgottenretroworl

    The more I hear about this the better it sounds. And I haven’t seen Edward James Olmos in anything for years. It’s too bad not everybody lives, but then again who does?

  • Darkknight2149

    Not much of a surprise, but still very cool to see. He probably will have an obsession with the Predators after seeing security footage of his father’s murder.

  • Brando

    If the new movie exists in the same universe as the first two, shouldn’t AVP be part of that as well, since it was the Alien skull in the Predator ship that allowed for that movie to come to be? And what about Predators (2010), which references Dutch and his team’s encounter?

    • Kabukiman

      Nope. Predator 2 fueled and probably created the whole AvP thing, but they sucked so let’s ignore them until we have a decent film

  • Kaijudude


  • Creepshow

    Big Honkin’ Teeth: The Revenge

    • Vesuvian Villain

      Bastard! Beat me to it.

    • Tor from Yucca Flats

      I see you sneakily liking peoples comments but too much of a pussy to confront anyone in the topic.

      • Creepshow

        Keith from Ohio can eat my shit.

        • Tor from Yucca Flats

          You really are a ‘creep’ lurking around. I’ve seen you backing up that Scriptgiverrr guy on more than one occasion that is how pathetic you are.

          • Creepshow

            Keith from Ohio, go wipe your drippy twat. You paranoid spaz.

          • Tor from Yucca Flats

            Oh its you? so you have like multiple accounts on here? you’re that guy with the monk photo and the werewolf photo bahahahaha multi personality much? well its not much of a multi personality as you act the same on each account

          • Creepshow

            Hey Keith, tell the voices in your head that I said hi. Freak

  • Werewolf

    I hope the disc makes a return to the screen as well.

    That was one of the coolest predator weapons.

    • Tor from Yucca Flats

      after 2 jungle movies i’m glad this ones gonna be more homage to 2

  • Daniel Anderson


  • Meisha’s Taint

    Is this good? Besides Starship Troopers isn’t every movie he’s ever been in been garbage?

    • Derk McDerkinton

      I found identity pretty entertaining at the time

      • Necro

        Yeah ‘Identity’ was pretty good

    • Corgen1988

      The Frighteners wasn’t garbage.

    • No Nose Nosferatu

      He was awesome in The Frighteners.

  • Rory O’Flaherty

    What’s the plot? A student gap year backpacking expedition gone really wrong?

  • Adam Clifton

    Finally a connection with Predator 2 to the other movies other than a slight reference to Schwarzenegger’s character

    • Tor from Yucca Flats

      Schwarzenegger was always my least favorite thing about the predator franchise, he is overrated and boring.

  • Talentless…

  • Matty Ice 2016


    • Necro


  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    Every time I see someone’s social media handle start with the I always read their name like Iron Sheik.

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