The Predator Revealed In New Picture From Reboot Movie Set
Tanks for the memories.
The Predator is the upcoming reboot of the classic sci-fi action series, and it is currently shooting in Vancouver. A new behind-the-scenes image has been posted on Instagram by set photographer Jarrod Au, and it gives us a first look at the alien hunter itself. Check it out below:
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Last month it was announced that the release of the movie has been pushed back six months. It was originally scheduled for a February 2018 release, but it will now hit theaters on August 3.
The Predator is directed by Shane Black, who previously made Iron Man 3 and last year's comedy thriller The Nice Guys. It stars Boyd Holbrook (Narcos, Logan), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Keegan-Michael Key (Keanu, Key & Peele), Sterling K. Brown (The People v. OJ Simpson), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), and Jacob Tremblay (Room). Black has released a couple of cast images over the past few months--check them out here and here.
In an interview last year, Black explained that The Predator would have a much larger scale than the previous films in the franchise. "I think the first one was great, and it was contained, and it was a perfect little gem for what it was. I think there's an expansion that needs to take place, and also just a love for that era, that movie, and the mythology of the Predator.
"I think that they came to me knowing pretty much that... they said, basically, if I wanted to make Predator but treat it like it was Iron Man 3 instead of just another little movie. I said, 'Let's really do it right this time.'"
One actor who won't be in the movie is Arnold Schwarzenegger, who starred in the 1987 original. Last month, the Austrian icon revealed he had seen the script but wasn't impressed with the size of the role that he was offered.