20th Century Studios has a new Predator movie on the way.
That’s right, a fifth film in the franchise that kicked off with John McTiernan’s 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger classic is going ahead, two years after the most recent attempt to start a new trajectory: the Shane Black-directed The Predator.
Chosen to direct a new chapter is Dan Trachtenberg, making his sophomore feature following his well-received 2016 debut, 10 Cloverfield Lane. Trachtenberg’s credits also include episodes of The Boys and Black Mirror. The screenplay for the new Predator will be coming from Patrick Aison, who’s worked as writer and producer on TV series such as Wayward Pines, Kingdom and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.
Plot details are being kept in jungle camouflage, although Deadline, the outlet that broke the news, is reporting that the film “won’t swing back to the developments in the most recent film.” Essentially, don’t expect that surprise ending in 2018’s The Predator to mean anything here.
Black’s The Predator was met with mixed to negative reviews, although I did have some fun with it. Despite opinions, the film still managed to rake in $US160 million worldwide (from an $US88 million budget), making it the highest-grossing film in the franchise when looking at unadjusted figures.