Shane Black Reveals the Timeline and Setting for his Predator Movie

Friday, 10 June 2016 - 6:24AM
The Predator
Friday, 10 June 2016 - 6:24AM
Shane Black Reveals the Timeline and Setting for his Predator Movie
Shane Black is currently busying himself on a promotional tour for his latest movie, The Nice Guys, but he's still finding the time to reveal new details for his next project. Black will likely start work in earnest on his Predator movie later this year, and in a new interview he revealed a few interesting details about the movie's setting and its place in the Predator timeline.

Black has previously said that his movie will live within the same universe as Predator 2, and when asked by IGN if the 2010 'Predators' will exist in this franchise-expanding timeline, he had this to say.

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Well it seems to me if we set ours in 2018 which is when the film is set, then we can only be a prequel to that one, so you could say yes it exists, but people won't be discussing it really.
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In terms of tone, Black says he's hoping to take a page out of Ridley Scott's book, praising the director's work on his Alien movies, which just so happen to live within the same universe as Predator.

Opening quote
The worst thing you could hope for in one of these is a shot in bright sunlight of a field and the Predator just kind of walks on and 'hello' – you want to do… I keep going back to Ridley Scott, the way he captured the alien in that first movie. The sense of mystery and portent. If we could just cut into a little piece of that – that sort of vibe – and then I think there's humour to be had too. And tonal shifting."
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Hopefully we'll start getting some more concrete details on casting for the movie before the year is out, but Black apparently is fairly open on that front right now. His response to the rumors that Dwayne Johnson could be joining the movie was non-committal, stating that in this world, anything is possible. 

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"Um, well look, I'm meeting with him in a couple of weeks…anything can happen in this crazy genre world."
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Shane Black's Predator movie is slated for release some time in 2018.
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