Filmmaker Shane Black has shot down a report from last week that the upcoming “Predator” reboot that he’s directing takes place in a suburban setting.
The claim emerged in a trade article about Olivia Munn being in talks to join the ensemble of the R-rated film. Black reached out to Collider to say that is not the case and don’t expect the alien hunter to be “lurking in rich, fancy swimming pools.” He recently talked about the tone of the new film with the site, saying:
“I think the Predator movies have slightly veered from typical sci-fi in that there is a sort of thriller aspect to them. I think it should be scary, I think it should be funny, and I think ultimately it should be wondrous and about perceiving things that human beings very seldom get a chance to see… I don’t mean movie audiences I mean characters in the movie. I’m not saying the movie will be nothing anyone’s seen before (laughs).”
The critical and commerical flop “Alien vs. Predator: Requiem” took place in a suburban setting and Black has previously indicated the new film will effectively ignore everything bar the original 1987 feature. Speaking of that original, check out a beautiful piece of custom art for it that just hit the web:
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The new “Predator” begins filming in February ahead of an early 2018 release.