The Predator

The Predator
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Shane Black
  • Cast: Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown, Jacob Tremblay, Yvonne Strahovski, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane
  • UK release: 13 September 2018
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A Predator comes to Earth, pursued by others of his kind, and humans are caught in the middle. Black’s reboot of the franchise lacks his usual vim, there are too many set pieces with no time to engage, and there’s next to no tension. It’s neither visceral enough for the fans, nor engaging enough for the rest of us.

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The Predator

11 Sep 20182 stars

Shane Black delivers a disappointingly dispensable addition to the sci-fi franchise

In 1987 Shane Black had two notable achievements. With the screenplay for Lethal Weapon he became one of the most lauded scriptwriters in Hollywood. As an actor alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original Predator he died early – as did his career…

Edward James Olmos gets pulled from The Predator

6 Aug 2018

Film gossip

Edward James Olmos has been scrapped from 'The Predator'. the 71-year-old actor was meant to play a four-star general in the upcoming sequel but he has revealed his character has been pulled from the final cut because director Shane Black didn't feel…

Trevante Rhodes: Shooting The Predator was 'perfect'

20 Jul 2018

Film gossip

Trevante Rhodes found shooting 'The Predator' to be "perfect". The 28-year-old actor is set to star as Nebraska Williams in Shane Black's upcoming sci-fi action horror movie - which is the fourth in the 'Predator' franchise - and has said his time on…

Thomas Jane accepted Predator role without reading the script

27 Jun 2018

Film gossip

Thomas Jane accepted a role in 'The Predator' without even reading the script. The 49-year-old actor plays the role of a military veteran from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars in the Shane Black-directed sci-fi movie, and he's revealed he jumped at the…

Jake Busey teases Predator role

27 Jun 2017

Film gossip

Jake Busey will play the son of his father's character in 'The Predator'. The 46-year-old actor has confirmed a link between the upcoming science fiction film and at least one of its predecessors, 1990's 'Predator 2', as Jake is set to star as the son…

Alfie Allen joins Predator

22 Feb 2017

Film gossip

Alfie Allen has joined the cast of 'Predator'. The 30-year-old actor - who is most known for his portrayal of Theon Greyjoy in the hit HBO fantasy drama series 'Game of Thrones' - will take on the role of an as yet unnamed ex-Marine in the reboot of the…

Sterling K. Brown signs deal with The Predator

21 Feb 2017

Film gossip

Sterling K. Brown has signed a contract with 'The Predator'. The 40-year-old actor first sparked rumours he was joining the reboot of the popular 1987 sci-fi movie last month after negotiations got underway with Twentieth Century Fox but, after weeks of…

Thomas Jane to join The Predator?

24 Jan 2017

Film gossip

Thomas Jane is in talks to join the cast of 'The Predator'. The 47-year-old actor is reportedly in final negotiations with Twentieth Century Fox to take up a role in the reboot of the popular 1987 sci-fi movie which will be helmed by director Shane…

Benicio Del Toro 'out of Predator'

12 Oct 2016

Film gossip

Benicio Del Toro has dropped out of talks to star in 'The Predator'. The 49-year-old actor was in negotiations for the lead role in the hotly-anticipated remake of the 1987 movie, but he has reportedly fallen out of discussions with Twentieth Century…

Benicio Del Toro in talks for Predator role

13 Sep 2016

Film gossip

Benicio Del Toro is in talks to star in the 'Predator' reboot. The 49-year-old actor is thought to be in negotiations for the lead role in the hotly-anticipated remake of the 1987 movie, according to Deadline. While plot details remain thin on the…

Shane Black: Predator hero is Quinn McKenna

20 May 2016

Film gossip

Shane Black has revealed the name of his lead character in his new movie 'The Predator'. The 54-year-old writer/director is bringing the sci-fi action franchise back to the big screen and let slip the moniker of his main man during a Q&A in London for…

Arnold Schwarzenegger talks Predator return

8 Mar 2016

Film gossip

Arnold Schwarzenegger is to enter talks with Shane Black about starring in 'The Predator' movie. The 68-year-old acting legend played Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer in the first movie in the franchise, 1987's 'Predator', and admits he has planned a meeting…

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