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John Connor [Celluloid 06.01.16] scifi horror

We haven't written much about Shane Black's upcoming sequel to Predator (a film also said to reboot the franchise while not being a reboot), because it's not out until 2018 and, honestly, there's a ton of other projects to cover. But I decided to break the silence to share some recent insights into the film's direction in terms of the approach, story and mythology.

On the latest episode of The Movie Crypt podcast, co-writer Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps, Monster Squad) sat down with directors Adam Green and Joe Lynch to talk about his varied career. Of course working with Shane Black on bringing back one of the biggest science fiction franchises came up and Dekker provided some interesting insights into the new film's direction.

Here's what he said:

“If you think of the first Predator as Alien, ours is much more Aliens. It’s not Ten Little Indians; it’s not, ‘Let’s kill off all of our characters,’ because we have a lot of characters, from a lot of different worlds and ideologies. I don’t mean other planets. It’s a lot of people doing a lot of things in a lot of locations.”

“[The original film is] relatively simple, and our idea was, ‘Okay, we know that story already. What’s behind the curtain? Why are they here? What are they doing? What’s the bigger picture of this?’ I think these are questions you can answer, or at least explore, without defeating that sense of scariness. And who knows if their agenda’s changed?”

Titled simply The Predator, the new film will now arrive in theaters February 9, 2018.

Recommended Release: Predator Trilogy

Via: Dread Central

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