Earlier on Tuesday, it was reported that 'Predator' -- a movie from the 1980s starring Arnold Schwarzenegger that spawned a few sequels -- will be rebooted and be directed by 'Iron Man 3' director Shane Black. Now, the Predator isn't an easy character to cast, but here at ScreenCrush HQ, we have a few ideas of who could now play this iconic role.
Yep, Hollywood is planning a 'Predator' reboot. That shouldn't come as a surprise. What should come as a surprise is the man who has been hired to bring the project to life: Shane Black, the infamous screenwriter and director who already has a unique attachment to this franchise.
'Predator' is not only one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's best movies, it's one of the best sci-fi/action movies of all time, putting the musclebound action hero up against an unstoppable alien hunter. The design of the Predator is so iconic and the overall film's reputation so strong that many people don't realize that this was originally a very different movie. So different that Jean-Claude Van Damme was originally supposed to play the alien bad guy!
If it bleeds, we can kill it. You'll be able to put that line to the test as The Predator becomes available in 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' as part of the new "Devastation Map Pack" released by Infinity Ward.
The 20th Century Fox panel for San Diego Comic-Con this week will bring out a couple big titles to rile up the crowds of fanboys, including 'The Wolverine,' 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' and perhaps even something on 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' and this recently announced 'X-Force' movie. But one bit that still eludes us is a mysterious "surprise" the studio has teased will be announced during the panel, and now we might have the answer.
Movies have taught us that the 'Alien' Xenomorph and the Predator are enemies and will try to kill each other if stuck on the same planet together, but these two cosplayers want you to know that differences can be set aside and magic can happen.
There are many reasons to be scared of the 'Dark Knight Rises' version of Bane. He's big, strong, referred to as a ruthless killer, has lived in prison for the majority of his life and even Catwoman is scared of him. But the main reason we'd piddle in our pants if confronted by him, and no one seems to have picked up on this, is that he looks like a relative of the 'Predator' aliens.
An inexperienced director. Two first-time screenwriters. A star with limited command of the English language. Creature designs so underwhelming they were junked and restarted from scratch. A production so low on funds that it had to be shut down before an ending was even attempted so the producers could beg for more money.
This sounds more like the making of a Hollywood disaster than a movie that would become part of the pop culture lexicon. But 26 years ago this month, on June 12th, 1987, the fruit of those sometimes troubled labors was unleashed on an unsuspecting public and a modern classic was born.
It was called ‘Predator.’