Shane Black is one of the unsung heroes of the Hollywood action films. While he is most famous for Iron Man 3, he also wrote Lethal Weapon, and wrote and directed one of the most under-appreciated films in recent memory, Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang.
Black has been off the radar for the last few years, but is set to return to the director’s chair, in the upcoming sequel to the Predator franchise. Black has been working on the film, with scriptwriter, Fred Dekker.
Dekker recently announced that, after many months of work, he has just completed the script. No word has been given on a shooting date, but hopefully it is not to far off.
Very little is known about the film at the moment, but the film’s producer, John Davis, stated recently that: “The writing is so fresh, the perspective is so fresh. I’m telling you you’re going to get something you don’t expect and you’re going to say, this is the most entertaining way to reinvent a franchise.”
Personally, I am very interested in this news. Hearing the Black will be returning to the franchise (He was Hawkins in the original Predator) is an intriguing proposition. Despite what I may have felt about Iron Man 3, Black is a master of pacing an action film. Here’s hoping he can bring this skill to the Predator franchise.
… I guess I need to end this with a one liner. Predator has so many good ones to choose from… Eh… Something, Something, GET TO THE CHOPPER!