Things Are Heating Up as The Predator Goes on the Hunt
31 years after Shane Black played Rick Hawkins, the Predator’s first victim, he’s revisiting the franchise as director and writer of the fourth film in the series. With it comes all of the wonderful nostalgia of everything we love about the films. 20th Century Fox just released a new poster for The Predator, which features the Predator in thermal vision.
The poster of the first film, Predator, featured the same thermal look in the background, referencing the Predator’s signature heat map vision that makes any warm-blooded creature visible to them.
— Predator (@Predator) August 2, 2018
Since he first fell prey to the Predator, Black has made a name for himself by writing films like Lethal Weapon and helming buddy-crime flicks Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and The Nice Guys. All of which featured his signature dialogue and fantastically written characters. His last foray into bigger-budget franchise filmmaking, Iron Man 3, was both a critical and commercial success. With his connection to the film, combined with modern sensibilities, Black looks to deliver a classic Predator film for modern audiences.
“I think there was a great deal of nostalgia and also a desire to do a kind of old-school thriller in the form of The Predator, because I think the reason there’s a lasting quality that the original movie has is due in part to the fact that it was made before it was so easy to just do a bunch of CGI effects and before video games had taken hold as well,” Black told Collider. “Obviously we’ve kept up on visual effects and technology and we’re big fans-but let’s try to do an old-school kind of real hearty and heartfelt kind of war movie surrounding this story.”
We can’t wait to see the new and evolved predators in action.
The Predator roars into theaters on September 14. Watch the trailer here.
Featured Image: The Predator in Twentieth Century Fox’s THE PREDATOR. Photo Credit: Kimberley French.