I don’t know about you, but I almost feel like Fox has been working overtime to help quash my excitement for writer-director Shane Black’s upcoming film, The Predator. It’s seemingly been in development since the dawn of time, and the number of actual details seem to be nil. Sure, we get a photo and a poster every now and then, but they’ve been real cagey about what the movie is actually about.
How does it fit into the overall timeline? WHERE will it take place? What’s the overall story and struggle? We’ve got little bits and pieces revealed by Black and the past, but nothing that I think even qualifies as an appetizer. Luckily, everything’s being dropped at CinemaCon, and that includes synopses to 20th Century Fox films…including The Predator.
Here’s what the synopsis is, courtesy of Collider:
“From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.”
Talk about vague, right? That being said, there are a few key pieces of info here that are worth pointing out. Let’s start with the suburbia line. As Black indicated in the past, it sounds like the main setting will be a suburban neighborhood, which is kind of a cool unique setting for the franchise. Also, apparently the predators have been upgraded? What will these upgrades include? Finally, how can a young boy trigger the return of aliens?
Consider me intrigued. What do you think of the new synopsis? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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