Shane Black the man behind the Robert Downey, Jr starring films Iron Man 3 and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang has recently been announced to take on directing duties take for a new film in the Predator franchise!
The series kicked off in 1987 under the direction of John McTiernan, with Nimrod Antal delivering the most recent film in the series Predators. Initially it was reported that this new film would serve as a reboot however Shane Black himself has confirmed it will definitely be a continuation of the existing mythology.
While Black is also on board to write a treatment for the film, scripting duties will be handled by Fred Dekker whose previous works include several episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise, Tales from the Crypt, and unfortunately a film we’d all rather forget about, Robocop 3.
Black has been reported to call this new film an “inventive sequel”, implying that it will explore some of the existing mythology while going down its own route. With no story synopsis available at this stage, we’ll have to wait for more details as to what he’s alluding to.