Shane Black has been teasing us with interesting tidbits about The Predator recently, as the director embarks full-swing on his press tour for The Nice Guys, the buddy cop comedy starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe.
“It’s an attempt to ‘event-ise’ the Predator again,” Black continued. “[An attempt to] make it more mysterious. The Predator has been so overdone. Every couple of years, there’s a knock-off churned out. Very low budget with a guaranteed return.”
Black revealed that he hopes to land the same cinematic punch as Steven Spielberg’s seminal sci-fi Close Encounters of a Third Kind when it is released in 2018.
“It doesn’t have to be 50 Predators riding motorcycles. It just has to feel like a powerful story that has a lot of flavours and textures,” he said.
Most interestingly, Black revealed the lead character’s name: “The hero of the film, the name I’ve given the guy, is Quinn McKenna.” We love it. It’s the typical 80s-style action leading hero.
Black also recently revealed that if Arnold Schwarzenegger returns, he would be ‘old Arnold.’
“These things all happened in 1990. But now it’s 25 years later. So in other words, if Arnold [Schwarzenegger]’s in it – which I’m not allowed to discuss [laughs] – he would be old Arnold.”
Em, we’re ok with old Arnie, Shane… honestly we are.