Is Shane Black‘s The Predator a remake, reboot, sequel or spinoff to Predator? Are you guys sick of all of the conflicting reports yet? Well, here’s one that will scramble your brain even more.
Star Keegan-Michael Key shares his perspective in an interview over at EW:
“Predator was a real privilege to do, and if people think they’re going to see a remake of the original movie, they’re in for a surprise. A very pleasant surprise. It’s not a sequel. [It has] lots of elements of humor. It certainly lives in the universe of the five films that were made. I think that’s probably the best way to say it and the only way I can say it right now.”
It’s not a remake and it’s not a sequel but it lives within the Predator universe, which can only mean one thing: it’s a new story that quite possibly references the original 1987 movie. This isn’t much of a surprise as this has become the new directive over the past few years in avoiding the stigma in “remaking” a franchise. In fact, it’s already been revealed that Jake Busey is playing the son of Gary Busey’s Predator 2 character in the film opening in theaters August 3, 2018.
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 all star.
Black directed from a script he co-wrote with Fred Dekker.