Back in November, screenwriter Fred Dekker revealed on his Facebook page that he had finished the script for 20th Century Fox's highly-anticipated Predator sequel, which he had co-written with Shane Black, who is set to direct. We haven't had any updates on the long-awaited project since then, but earlier today, the official Facebook and Twitter accounts for the movie revealed a new poster, which comes with the tagline "You'll never see him coming." The poster also teases that the new title may be The Predator, but that hasn't been confirmed by the studio. Last week, Fred Dekker also posted a cryptic update on his Facebook page, which you can read below.
"I cannot say where I was this morning, or what I saw, or what we talked about. But if you are a PREDATOR fan? One word: YES."
Does this all mean that The Predator has started production? It's possible, but also unlikely, since no cast members have been announced at this time. Of course, the studio could have been keeping all casting and plot details under wraps until officially announcing that production has gotten under way, but, then again, we don't have anything official from the studio yet. Shane Black did confirm back in June 2014 that this project is in fact a sequel, and not a reboot as originally rumored, but we still don't have any updates about what the story will be about.
The original Predator hit theaters in 1987, which actually featured Shane Black in his acting debut as Hawkins. Predator 2 followed in 1990, starring Danny Glover, but the creature didn't surface on the big screen again until Alien Vs. Predator in 2004, followed by 2007's Aliens Vs. Predator - Requiem. The last installment in the franchise was Predators in 2010. What isn't clear at this point is how this Predator sequel will address the stories told in the previous films.
Since this is a sequel, and not a reboot, it's possible that Predator stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Carl Weathers, Predator 2's Danny Glover and the surviving characters in Predators could conceivably return for this project. But since no cast members have been announced yet, we'll just have to wait and see who comes on board. With the release of this new poster, it seems clear that the project is finally moving forward, although 20th Century Fox hasn't issued a release date at this time.
While we wait for more details on The Predator, take a look at the new poster below, and chime in with your thoughts about this long-awaited project. Do you think Shane Black and Fred Dekker can restore this franchise's former glory? Or do you think it's yet another sequel that doesn't necessarily need to happen? We'll keep you posted with more details on The Predator as soon as they're available.