The Predator franchise started back in 1987 under the direction of John McTiernan, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. This year director Shane Black hopes to revive the now somewhat stale story. The first trailer appeared in May but certainly left fans with a lot of questions. It would appear that the movie is, in many ways, going in a different direction to its predecessors. Today we got another taste of what to expect, with the release of the second trailer.
Although this trailer definitely gives us more of an insight into the action we can expect from this revival and a better look at the new, superior predators, it is still questionable whether The Predator will breathe new life into the franchise as is hoped. Watch the trailer for yourself:
“I think that there’s a basic premise that has to be honored every time you make a Predator film and that’s in some way, whatever the plot turns out to be, it has to, at some level, represent a hunt, we just tried to take the existing mythology and take it a step further. Ask some questions about why? Why Predators do what they do? What would be the next step for them? How do we up the stakes so that there’s not just a single Predator hunting a group of soldiers? Who are the soldiers? How are they different? What’s the heroic quotient and how do you make it not just guys with tough talk and big arms?”
If what Black says is accurate then we can expect big things from this movie, I am definitely excited to see what he does with it. In this version the predators will be more advanced and genetically altered. Appearing alongside them are 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.
In case you missed it, the official synopsis for The Predator reads:
“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 will be released on September 14th.
— Predator (@Predator) June 26, 2018
What do you think of the new trailer? are you excited for the revival? Go ahead and let us know in the comments!