Let’s get this clear: I straight-up love Shane Black and the original Schwarzenegger Predator is a stone-cold classic!
The following Predator movies are mostly harmless fun of varying quality (though there’s not really any need to speak again of the execrable Aliens vs Predator movies, right!?) so while we might not actually need another movie featuring the unearthly hunters, having Black at the helm raises the anticipation levels considerably.
The first trailer has just dropped, so see what you think and we’ll talk more after:
This doesn’t set my pulse racing, but it does intrigue me. Black’s trademark snappy dialogue is certainly in place and bringing the Predator to surburbia is a concept ripe for gnarly fun. And let’s face it, the (uncredited) co-screenwriter of the original Predator is certainly more equipped than most to shape another go round with these guys and has yet to deliver an unsatisfying movie – though I’m going to be mighty disappointed if there isn’t at least one scene set at Christmas.
I’m giving this the benefit of the doubt and betting on Black to deliver suitable thrills and chills. The Predator will be unleashed on September 14th.