Twentieth Century Fox has released a teaser image for The Predator, currently in production.
The Predator will be directed by Shane Black who has directed such films as Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man 3 and his upcoming film The Nice Guys. Black is a good director who has an established style of direction for his movies. I’m not sure how that will work for The Predator because I would say his direction style is more film noir but it would be a fresher take on Predator. After all the AVP films and 2010’s Predators, it is safe to say, Predator needs a different vision if it’s to be rebooted. The original Predator movie in 1987 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, is not a film that can be replicated. That movie was so 80’s, filled with macho men, big guns and explosions but what really made it good was the mystery behind their adversary. None of the characters knew what they were up against which helped draw in the audience with the mystery and horror of what they were seeing on the screen. Audiences in the 80’s had no idea what a Predator was or looked like but audiences today have had maximum exposure to Predator so I am intrigued to see Shane Black’s take on this iconic character.
Either way, fans and average movie-goers alike should be in for quite a show.