It was recently announced that Shane Black pioneer action screenwriter and director of Iron Man 3 would be directing a new installment of the Predator franchise. It was also revealed that Black's longtime collaborator, Fred Dekker, would be scripting the film. Initial reports had the film slated as a straight reboot/remake of the classic 1987 film. But now that doesn't seem to be the case.
In talking with movie mag, Collider, Black elaborated on the nature of the Predator film that he and Dekker will be making. He's writing the treatment and Dekker will be developing the script from there, describing the project as an "inventive sequel.”
Does that mean a soft reboot or a total shift, or perhaps a return of Adrian Brody’s character from Predators? Who can say.
On this point, Black says he’d rather invest time and energy in "the idea of expanding and exploring the existing Predator mythology, rather than hitting the restart button."
Which, honestly, is hitting it right on the nose for someone like me, a die-hard Predator fan! Exploring the mythology, digging in and seeing what's there, is in my opinion, the absolute best way to approach this type of film. It’s the exact way to make this movie viable, interesting and something we'll anticipate seeing on the big screen.