Shane Black Re-Affirms “The Predator” R-Rating

Filming begins this week on Shane Black’s sci-fi action thriller “The Predator” which effectively aims to re-energise the franchise that began with the iconic Schwarzenegger 1987 original and was followed by increasingly forgettable sequels.

Part of that will be that the movie is retaining the original’s R-rating rather than going the more marketable PG-13 angle. It’s a big part of Black’s agenda for the film and he offered a statement today that should put any doubters to rest.

Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Olivia Munn, Thomas Jane, and Keegan-Michael Key star in the film which is currently targeting an early 2018 release.