Director Shane Black has lined up an impressive cast for The Predator – Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay and Trevante Rhodes. But two names synonymous with the original still haven’t been mentioned – Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Glover. That is, until now.
Leading man Holbrook has been talking about the film, saying that it’s “something totally new” and not a sequel. Which means that the chances of any familiar faces popping up are slim.
Here’s what he had to say.
“I’m currently working on Predator. It’s not a sequel; Shane Black has made something totally new, somehow keeping within the realm of Predator [while also being] absolutely new in terms of the story that we’re talking about today, and rooted in something real. It’s real fresh. I don’t think you’re going to see [Arnold] Schwarzenegger. It would kind of make it a gimmick. It’s horror, science-fiction and a western.”
Black is directing The Predator from a script he co-wrote with Fred Dekker. They previously wrote The Monster Squad together. The producers from the 1987 original – John Davis, Joel Silver and Lawrence Gordon – are returning for Black’s incarnation of the Predator story, which is due in cinemas next year.
Holbrook, on the other hand, is back on our screens soon in Logan. What may – or may not – be the last outing for Wolverine is in cinemas from 3 March.