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Fox rebooting Predator with Shane Black at the helm

June 24th, 2014 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Shane Black (Iron Man 3, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) will write/direct a Predator reboot for 20th Century Fox!

According to the trade, Black is directing and writing the treatment for the film, which will then be scripted in full by Fred Dekker, his co-writer on 1987’s Monster Squad.

Black actually had a role in 1987’s Predator as Hawkins (above). See Black was a highly sought after screenwriter for his work on Lethal Weapon and Monster Squad. The studio and producers wanted him to polish Predator’s script. Black turned it down twice. The studio asked him a third time and told him there was a small role in the movie. Black took it. When asked on set whether he would finally look at the script, Black still said no.

Directed by John McTiernan, Predator starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of a U.S. special forces team that comes under attack from an alien hunter that stalks them in the jungle one by one. It was followed in 1990 by Predator 2. Then the franchise crossed over with Fox’s Alien franchise for two more sequels, Alien vs. Predator and AvP: Requiem. In 2010, Nimrod Antal rebooted the franchise with Predators.

Black also has alot on his plate currently. He’s working on The Nice Guys, a 1970s crime movie, from his own original screenplay and may shoot as early as this fall. Black is also very actively developing Doc Savage, the adaptation of the 1930s pulp hero for Sony. THR adds that he recently met with Chris Hemsworth for the title role. Sony does consider Savage one of its priorities, but it seems to be having budget problems.

Source: The Hollwood Reporter

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