The “Predator” franchise is preparing its return with a feature film that could have remained secret. Now that everyone is up to speed, the official title is confirmed and new information has just been revealed.
Predator : a new film on track
Mythical monster of cinema, the Predator has not always been used with good taste. After John McTiernan’s inaugural masterpiece with Arnold Schwarzenegger, we had a lot to eat and drink on the subject of space hunters. The last example that supports our claims is the very average The Predator by Shane Black. The license is now held by Disney since the acquisition of Fox. But do not believe that the firm with the big ears does not intend to exploit the universe.
At the end of last year, we learned thata secret wanted project was in preparation for a little while. At its head, director Dan Trachtenberg, responsible for the good surprise 10 Cloverfield Lane. The project was hidden for a long time and was not to be sold as a Predator movie during the promotion. The ingenious idea was to play with us to surprise us in the end.
Full of new information and a confirmed title
Producers John Davis and John Fox discussed this new movie with Collider. So we learn that the title will be good Skull. Or the one that has always been used, even when the preparation was still protected from any prying eyes. The project was born during the conception of The Predator, originally with Dan Trachtenberg. He is actually in full production and has no release date.
When Skull was known, he said to himself that the scenario was going to unfold in the past, with a Native American heroine. This is indeed what we will be talking about. Even if the producers prefer not to say too much, we have confirmation that it will indeed be a woman opposed to a Predator. The postulate could even feature the first visit of one of the aliens to Earth. No matter where you are precisely on the timeline, it will be of a prequel to all the other films. A way to possibly deepen the mythology even further (we remember at the end of Predator 2 elements from the past in the vessel).
Finally a film worthy of the first?
For John Fox, this new film looks like the Revenant and his friend suggests that we will find the essence of the first part:
We find what worked in the first Predator. It is the intelligence of a human who does not want to abdicate, who can observe, analyze and ultimately fight a force more powerful and better armed than him.
He goes on to sell us what could be, this time, the best movie after the original. Just that.
It’s going to be, I think, the second best, maybe even the best, or it might be on par with the first. I think the first one was a great, interesting movie and I understand what worked in it. I have the feeling that we have never been able to come back to it. We ended up in different places. I think he is a worthy complement to the first. It’s going to be good.
What make you want to see this project go to the end.