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20th Century Fox promise The Predator (Predator 4) will be a massive spectacle, like Prometheus!

20th Century Fox promise The Predator (Predator 4) will be a massive spectacle, like Prometheus!

20th Century Fox have promised that The Predator, the fourth Predator film in the series will be a massive spectacle with a huge budget that aims to re-invent the franchise, according to director Shane Black! In a recent interview with Thrillist, Shane discussed the conversation he and Fox had concerning the continuation of the Predator legacy. Black's original hesitation was a result of Fox's track record with the property, given Alien vs. Predator and AvP: Requiem's negative backlash as well as the luke warm reception to Robert Rodriguez's Predators from 2010. All three of those films had been lower budget, quickly produced instalments. Though they made a decent profit, it seems Fox is favoring quality over quantity when it comes to the nex chapter in their beloved Predator saga. Shane gained assurance from the studio that Predator 4The Predator would be given just as much attention and consideration as Ridley Scott's Alien prequel, Prometheus. Below is an excerpt from Thrillist where Shane discusses his conversation with Fox:

“They called me and I was reluctant. I said, “Look. You guys at Fox, I mean, I enjoy these movies, but we’ve been churning out these AVP whatever, they each cost a certain amount of money, they’re okay, but there’s no effort to elevate them or make them any kind of an event.” They’re just sort of another Predator. “Oh, there’s another one that came out.” They said, “What if we said to you we want to reinvent this, and really treat it with as much of an event status, or as much hoopla as we would the Alien prequel, which is coming out also? We really want to make this something. The kind of movie that people line up for.” I said, “Really, you’ll spend a bunch of money?” They go, “Yep.” I go, “Make it really scale, spectacle?” “Yep.” “Shit, that sounds interesting.”

When asked if Arnold Schwarzenegger would be reprising his role as Dutch in The Predator, Shane replied by saying that they were "still in talks".

It's reassuring to know that Fox are treating this next Predator film with so much respect and consideration. As production continues to move forward on the project, be sure to check back often for the latest updates!

Source: Thrillist

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This article was written By Chris and published on 2016-03-23 15:26:41

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Shane Black returns to the Predator franchise to direct a new sequel to 1987's Predator! Officially titled 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.

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7 Fan responses to 20th Century Fox promise The Predator (Predator 4) will be a massive spectacle, like Prometheus!


Mar-23-2016 11:48 PM

Good! It takes money to make money! I'm glad they are taking this movie serious. Really looking forward to this movie! Keep them [email protected]

G. H. (Gman)

Mar-23-2016 11:50 PM

A "believe it when I see it" promise.


Mar-24-2016 4:17 AM

I found a grammar error. It should be next, not nex. Other than that, I can't wait to see how this turns out. Also, I liked the AvP movies. They could have been better, but I still liked them. I like Wolf Predator the most. He was a badass.


Mar-27-2016 3:19 AM

"The Predator would be given just as much attention and consideration as Ridley Scott's Alien prequel, Prometheus."

That is they (Fox) will mess it up. If they think that Prometheus was that good then I see no reason to trust them since it implies that Fox will interfere and mess it up but I am not very interested in the Predator franchise anyways.


Mar-27-2016 10:09 AM

I just had a bad case of deja vu......throwing tons of money into it is not the answer, the more money the control freaks at Fox put in, the more they will interfere.

If I was Shane Black I would stay well clear!

Necronom 4

Mar-30-2016 3:25 PM

I agree completely with Lone ^..

Let's look at a few examples with the budget of the best film in a franchise compared to the worst in the franchise:

ALIEN - 11 million USD

ALIEN Resurrection - 75 million USD.

Star Wars (1977, original) - 11 million USD

Star Wars Phantom Menace - 115 million USD.

Predator - 15 million USD

Predators - 75 million USD.

The success of a film as fuck all to do with how much money is thrown at it. It all comes down to the TALENT involved in its creation, which the industry is sadly lacking in these days.



Apr-18-2016 11:46 PM

Nice.  Compare it to an overrated, overhyped movie that was boring.  Nice...

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