Based solely on the knowledge that upcoming action flick, The Predator, is being helmed by Shane Black, expectations for the reboot are sky high. The writer-director behind Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Iron Man 3 is known for crafting films filled with wit, likable characters, and sick explosions — you know, the big three.
It’s not a huge leap to suggest that Black is the perfect person to oversee a reboot of one of film history’s most testosterone-soaked franchises. Judging from the teaser released earlier today, Black has hit the nail on the head.
The short trailer has all the earmarks of an excellent Predator flick: jaded mercenaries, big guns, and at least one no-nothing bureaucrat. However, it appears as though Shane Black is ready to break new ground, as well. His version of The Predator features actual jokes instead of wall-to-wall grimacing ruggedness. What’s more, it seems as though Black has injected a real live strong female character in the form of Olivia Munn. The always-welcome actress can be seen throughout the trailer delivering Predator exposition and throwing herself in harm’s way (making her already the most well-rounded character in franchise history because she can do two things).
In addition to Munn, Shane Black has stacked the deck with supporting actors. The Room’s Jacob Tremblay is the kid who kicks off the whole shebang. Logan’s Boyd Holbrook is doing duty as the resident tough guy. Black has also found roles for Moonlight’s Trevante Rhodes, Key & Peele’s Keegan-Michael Key, Black Panther’s Sterling K. Brown, and The Handmaid’s Tale’s Yvonne Strahovski.
Get ready for a whole lot of fun (and a whole lot of stacked bodies) when The Predator invades Earth on September 14.
More in News
Sophie Turner Quitting Acting
The Game of Thrones actress has been done filming Season 8 since last summer, and apparently she’s been on a hiatus...April 17, 2019
Hoda Kotb Adopts Her Second Child
Following Tuesday morning’s episode of Today, the co-anchor announced via phone that she has adopted a second child, a daughter named...April 16, 2019
Wendy Williams Files for Divorce
Yesterday, it was confirmed that the daytime talk show host has officially filed for divorce from her husband of over two...April 12, 2019
Nipsey Hussle Memorial Service Draws Thousands
The late rapper’s ‘Celebration of Life’ is taking place at the Staples Center today, and TMZ is live streaming what’s expected...April 11, 2019
Charles Van Doren Dead at 93
Charles Van Doren, one of the most infamous TV game show contestants of all time, has passed away. According to...April 10, 2019
Kim Kardashian Taking Bar Exam in 2022
The reality star has plans to follow in her father Robert Kardashian’s footsteps by becoming an attorney, and she’s aiming to...April 10, 2019