The Predator Won't Head Into the Suburbs Says Director
Last week, Olivia Munn signed on to star in 20th Century Fox's The Predator alongside Boyd Holbrook. At the time, the movie was said to be set in a suburban neighborhood. That report is not true, with director Shane Black shooting down the suburban setting. The director did not state what the setting is, but he clarified that fans should not expect any "Predator lurking in rich, fancy swimming pools". Here's what the filmmaker said about the sequel's true tone.
"I think the Predator movies have slightly veered from typical sci-fi in that there is a sort of thriller aspect to them. I think it should be scary, I think it should be funny, and I think ultimately it should be wondrous and about perceiving things that human beings very seldom get a chance to see... I don't mean movie audiences I mean characters in the movie. I'm not saying the movie will be nothing anyone's seen before (laughs)."
After the report about the suburban setting came out, Shane Black, who is directing and co-writing the script with Fred Dekker, reached out to Collider to reveal the report was not true, and the original report's sources have been misinformed. Unfortunately, the director wouldn't offer any more details about the film. Hopefully we'll have more information soon.
It was recently confirmed that The Predator will receive an IMAX release when it hits theaters on February 9, 2018. Director Shane Black also recently confirmed that the movie will be scary, funny and R-rated. It still hasn't been confirmed if any of the original stars from the first Predator will return.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has teased in the past that he has met with writer-director Shane Black, but it isn't known if he has signed on to reprise his role as Dutch. From teh sounds of it, he will only have a cameo at the end of the movie. Shane Black has said in the past that the hero's name will be Quinn Mackenna, the character played by Boyd Holbrook. But no further details about the character have been revealed yet. Hopefully we'll get more on The Predator as the cast continues to be filled out.