‘Predator’ Reboot in the Works With ‘Iron Man 3’ Director

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20th Century Fox is bringing back its iconic “Predator” franchise for a reboot with “Iron Man 3” writer-director Shane Black on board to direct.

Fox-based John Davis, who produced the original 1987 sci-fi actioner with Joel Silver and Lawrence Gordon, is producing the reboot.

Black and Fred Dekker will write the script. The duo teamed on 1987’s “Monster Squad.”

“Predator” starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers and Jesse Ventura as commandos stalked in the jungle. John McTiernan directed the film, in which Black has a small part.

“Predator” performed solidly with nearly $100 million in worldwide grosses. “Predator 2,” starring Danny Glover, took in $57 milliion in 1990; “Predators,” starring Adrien Brody and Laurence Fishburne, grossed $127 million in 2010; Fox also combined  franchises with two “Alien vs. Predator” movies in 2004 and 2007.

Fox exec Matt Reilly is overseeing the latest reboot.

Besides “Iron Man 3” and “Monster Squad,” Black’s writing credits include “Lethal Weapon,” “The Last Boy Scout,” “Last Action Hero” and “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,” which he also directed. He also developing a reboot of “The Nice Guys” and “Doc Savage” for Sony.

Black is repped by WME, GreenLit Creative and Bloom Hergott. Dekker is also repped by WME.

The news was first reported by THR.com.

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  1. Kevin says:

    This will likely be rated PG-13, and therefore suck.

  2. Kiki says:

    A Netflix series about it would be even better!

  3. Jay Holmes says:

    its gunna be a sequal …hawkins will pull it off…his movies are good

  4. Enough with the reboots already. Try finding some inspiration for new ideas.

  5. I want a Predators reboot movie and action figure toys.

  6. Emile says:

    Another Predator movie will be cool, but I don’t see how a reboot will work. The predator’s look is so iconic – how can you change that? It’s like rebooting Alien – it’s just plain stupid. (Oh God, I hope I didn’t give an exec an idea just now)
    I would also like to see a follow-up to Predators, which was way under-rated.

  7. Ray says:

    Leave Predator alone; come up with an original idea.

  8. therealeverton says:

    On the one hand cool, Shane Black is a good choice. O the other hand it’s a shame we won’t get the follow on to Predators, which I enjoyed quite a lot.

  9. JoelR says:

    I thought the 2010 movie was a reboot. So they’re rebooting the reboot?

  10. Jesse Bailey says:

    How is this a “reboot”? Aren’t they just making another film in the series?

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