I’d been wondering what was happening with the new Predator film as it has been quiet on the news front for a while; well it is indeed still happening and in a recent interview with Collider producer John Davis discussed the project.
“Shane shot a movie and he’s doing a pilot now, but I’ve read a lot of his script and I think it’s genius. I think it’s genius and I think it’s entertaining, and what it did is recreate a famous franchise in a different, interesting way; looking at it from a different light. He’s just an amazing writer-director. He’s got a way of looking at this that makes you excited again. I love this franchise. It was the first movie I ever did. I remember in being in the jungle with Arnold [Schwarzenegger] as a 28-year-old and going,
‘This is a fun business!’…Shane’s amazing. He’s an amazing storyteller.”
“Shane’s got a writing partner, Fred Dekker. They’ve been doing it together and Fred’s great. The two of them together, they’ve been in the business for a long time, but the writing is so fresh, the perspective is so fresh. I’m telling you you’re going to get something you don’t expect and you’re going to say, ‘This is the most entertaining way to reinvent a franchise.’ I mean he’s the guy who wrote Iron Man 3.”
I love how he says “he’s the guy who wrote Iron Man 3” like that’s a good thing…
Anyway, hopefully we will see the new Predator movie sooner rather than later.