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The director of the new Predator film, Shane Black, posted online a first look at the cast of the upcoming movie. Black starred in the original 80s flick and hopefully he’ll do this film justice with a pretty good ensemble cast.

Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, and the rest of the cast appear to be sitting on a bus.

Perhaps this is a transport to some location via the ground instead of a “choppa”? Will more off-color jokes be shared once again?

The cast will include X-Men: Apocalypse’s Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key of the comedy sketch show Key & Peele, Logan’s Boyd Holbrook, Moonlight’s Trevante Rhodes, Thomas Jane from the The Punisher and Dirty Laundry short clip, Game of Thrones’ Alfie Allen, Smurf 2’s Jacob Tremblay, The Astronaut Wives Club’s Yvonne Strahovski, and Sterling K. Brown.

No details of The Predator flick plot yet, but producer John Davis said it’ll be a “fresh” take on things. That this reinvention of the franchise will indeed be unexpected.

“The writing is so fresh, the perspective is so fresh. I’m telling you, you’re going to get something you don’t expect and you’re going to say, ‘This is the most entertaining way to reinvent a franchise.'”

That does say a lot and this alien from another planet is such a wild card. You could pretty much drop them and their race’s alien counter part, which is a character itself being reinvented in Alien: Covenant, into pretty much anything when it comes to storytelling.

Logan’s Holbrook mentioned that this is not a sequel and even he himself finds this to be a new take on the franchise. Apparently, it’s a combination of genres.

I’m currently working on Predator, it’s not a sequel. Shane Black has made something totally new, somehow keeping within the realm of ‘Predator’ [while also being] absolutely new in terms of the story that we’re talking about today, and rooted in something real. It’s real fresh. I don’t think you’re going to see [Arnold] Schwarzenegger. It would kind of make it a gimmick. It’s horror, science-fiction and a western.

Can you see injecting the Predator into a multi-genre film? Of course, the Predator movies tend to fall into the sci-fi/horror genre, but where do they get the western part from?

The Predator is slated for release come Feb. 9, 2018.

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