Shane Black and Fred Dekker’s “PREDATOR” Isn’t a Reboot/RemakeNews Samuel Zimmerman
How do you overcome such dreaded words as remake and reboot? We found out this week when a new PREDATOR film was announced with Shane Black at the helm and his MONSTER SQUAD’s Fred Dekker co-writing. Getting the filmmakers separately responsible for the likes of LETHAL WEAPON, KISS KISS BANG BANG and NIGHT OF THE CREEPS back together (they co-write SQUAD) seemed to far outweigh any sort of apprehension at intentions to restart the story of the beloved hunter alien. But more good news has come down, as Black reveals he isn’t interested in a reboot.
Speaking to Collider, Black briefly says as far as he and Dekker are concerned, their new PREDATOR most definitely isn’t a reboot: “Why start over, when you’ve all this rich mythology yet to mine?” The filmmaker adds he likes “the idea of expanding and exploring the existing PREDATOR mythology, rather than hitting the restart button.”
Of course, much more to come as this develops.