As Shane Black’s The Predator nears, so do details about the film.
The latest actor to spill the beans on what the expect when The Predator hits theaters on August 3 of next year is Edward James Olmos. Speaking to CinemaBlend, Olmos explained that in typical Shane Black fashion, the film may be as funny as it is violent:
“Oh, my goodness. That’s an interesting story. I haven’t seen any of it, but it’s gonna be funny. The kids in the thing. Yeah, the humor. Huge. Huge. I mean I was in shock, because, you know this is a really intense franchise, and it still is. Don’t get me wrong. You’re gonna be inside of it. But the characters are… what he did — Shane is an incredibly gifted writer, and he’s a great director, and so he ended up getting an incredible ensemble, and when I reached it they had already been filming for three months so they were a unit. So I jump in as the General and there were some moments where I just had to laugh in the scene and I couldn’t be laughing in the scene. ‘I’m sorry guys. Really, I’m sorry.'”
Olmos went on to note that Shane Black continues to utilize his buddy-comedy chops refined in Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and The Nice Guys:
“Because Keegan (Michael Key) and Thomas Jane, they make… they’re paired off in groups of three groups. Six guys. The way they work, they were all post-traumatic stress disorder guys who were inside of an insane asylum. A mental hospital. Then they put the lead character in there to kind of make them disappear, because they want them kind of out of the picture. And so he gets involved and then boom, the world goes crazy and these kids are released. But out of a freaky incident with some of the Predators. It’s crazy. It’s so crazy. I’m excited for it, and I don’t know what’s gonna happen. I got a good feeling about it. I mean if it’s really funny, and yet deadly like Predator is.”
Does it sound like Shane Black is on the right track for what you expect in a Predator film? Let us know in the comment section below!
The Predator returns to hunt humans in theaters on August 3, 2018.
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