the predator concept art

Remember The Predator? Shane Black‘s sequel/reboot hit theaters this year, but it seems like everyone already forgot about it already. Maybe we’d all still be talking about The Predator right now if it had kept one of the script’s early ideas intact: Predator-monkey hybrids. That’s right – at one point, The Predator was going to feature Predator DNA mixed with monkeys and other animals. But it never came to pass. Instead we got Thomas Jane telling terrible jokes! See The Predator concept art below.

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The Predator Ending

The Predator is in theaters this weekend, and even though it’s not faring too well among critics, yours truly found it to be a truly enjoyable, bloody, pulpy, action-packed extravaganza with the perfect amount of Shane Black‘s signature humor and an outstanding ensemble cast to bring it all together. Plus, it has one wild ending that sets the stage for something huge in a possible sequel.

But The Predator ending was originally significantly different than what ended up on the big screen, and it featured one hell of a reference to the first movie. Since this dives into major spoiler territory, you’ll have to join us below to learn more. Read More »

the predator box office

Things are looking up for The Predator. Despite some so-so reviews and a general controversy surrounding the film, Shane Black‘s sequel is on track to rake in more dough in its opening weekend than all the previous Predator films. More on The Predator box office below.

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The Predator Review

Who knew Predators could be so funny? Shane Black‘s The Predator takes the Predator franchise and turns into a full-blown comedy. Sure, there’s action and sci-fi mayhem. But humor is the most constant factor here. And it doesn’t always work.

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the predator scene cut

Update: Following this morning’s reports, The Predator director Shane Black has released another statement apologizing for casting Steven Wilder Striegel. The full statement can be found at the bottom of this original story.

20th Century Fox has cut a scene from The Predator featuring actor Steven Wilder Striegel following revelations that Striegel is a registered sex offender.

Striegel, who was cast in the sci-fi horror film by his longtime friend Shane Black, shared a three-page scene with star Olivia Munn in which he repeatedly hit on her character while jogging in a park. Black had not disclosed Striegel’s sex offender status when he cast him in the film.

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Cold Warrior

Ten years ago this month, we wrote about how Shane Black, the wunderkind writer of films like Lethal Weapon and The Long Kiss Goodnight, was preparing to direct an action thriller called Cold Warrior. This was just after he directed Kiss Kiss Bang Bang but before the box office success Iron Man 3, so although he was a legendary screenwriter, he seemingly didn’t have enough juice back then to push Cold Warrior to the starting block.

But a decade later, with his new take on The Predator about to hit theaters, Black seems poised to finally get his long-gestating movie made at Netflix. Read More »

‘The Predator’ TV Spot Asks You To Breathe Deep

the predator tv spot

Take a breath and prepare yourself for The Predator to hit theaters very soon. The newest TV spot bombards us with bloody action and terror as the titular alien wreaks havoc upon the human scientists and soldiers trying to contain it.

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the predator trailer

20th Century Fox has dropped the final trailer for The Predator, and it’s the most action-packed yet. But get ready to take your action with a heavy dose of humor, as this latest trailer seems to lean into director Shane Black‘s signature dark comedy.

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The Predator Featruette

The Predator is getting closer to theaters, and its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival is even sooner. That means 20th Century Fox is ramping up their marketing campaign to get butts in seats for the revival of the franchise that kicked off all the way back in 1987.

A new The Predator featurette goes behind the scenes of the film’s set to talk with co-writer/director Shane Black and his ensemble cast about bringing the galaxy’s most feared hunter back to the big screen. Plus, the cast also has some fun predicting whether The Predator would win in battles with some of pop culture’s most iconic characters and creatures, and a new TV spot gives us a taste of the new hell hounds that will give the film’s characters some trouble. Read More »

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The Predator box office tracking

Shane Black‘s The Predator is using the titular alien’s triangular laser targeting system to zero in on a $25-$30 million opening weekend for the upcoming sci-fi sequel. That’s a far cry from Iron Man 3‘s gigantic opening, but a significant improvement over Black’s previous film, The Nice Guys. Read more about The Predator box office tracking below, and see how the sequel stacks up against the other movies in the franchise. Read More »