New Image From The Predator Reveals Biggest, Meanest Alien Monster Yet

In Shane Black’s upcoming The Predator, it turns out the classic, dreadlock-wearing alien monster has taken on a new form. Granted, the iconic dreads and overall look remain somewhat the same, but the new monster is much bigger, so much so that in the last trailer we saw it tear a regular-sized predator to shreds. Now Empire Magazine has the first good look at the new beast, and it’s pretty spectacular.

We know that Black’s predator is going to be the deadliest version we’ve seen in the long-running franchise, while the film itself will attempt to recapture some of the magic from John McTiernan’s 1987 original. There are few better writer/directors in the business at creating likable rogues who banter with zippy dialogue amidst all sorts of mayhem. When he paired Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in The Nice Guyshe delivered one of 2016’s most surprisingly funny films. With The Predator, Black’s working with a very talented ensemble, and he gets to put his whip-smart dialogue to use in a film that’ll have plenty of scares and thrills to boot. The film stars Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey and Yvonne Strahovski.

Here’s the synopsis for The Predator:

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.

The Predator is due in theaters on September 14.


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