Shane Black’s ‘Predator’ Targets ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Alfie Allen
It’s a big day for Game of Thrones actors hopping over to other major franchises; following news of Iwan Rheon’s (aka Ramsay Bolton) casting in Marvel’s upcoming Inhumans series comes word that his co-star Alfie Allen has joined Shane Black’s Predator sequel. It looks like Allen, best known for playing Theon Greyjoy in the HBO series, will go from being hunted by Ramsay and his dogs to being hunted by a terrifying predatory alien (not much different, to be honest). Maybe it’s time for Allen to add “good at being chased by awful things” to his resume.
THR reports that Allen has joined the increasingly awesome cast of Black’s highly-anticipated sequel to Predator, the 1987 sci-fi actioner starring Arnold Schwarzenegger — for which Black also had a small, supporting role and provided uncredited script rewrites. Allen’s role in the sequel, simply titled The Predator, is that of an ex-Marine who joins forces with a group of other protagonists in an attempt to fend off the invading alien predators.
(THR’s reporting continues to insist that the film is set in the suburbs; Black has officially denied this claim.)
Led by Logan star Boyd Holbrook, The Predator features a great ensemble cast that includes Moonlight’s Trevante Rhodes, Room star Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, The People v. O.J. Simpson’s Sterling K. Brown, Thomas Jane, and Olivia Munn. The sequel officially began filming yesterday in Vancouver, and is set to hit theaters on February 9, 2018.