Shane Black’s Predator Film is a Sequel After All

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Predator 1987It looks like a ranted too soon? This week brought about Predator reboot news which lead many of us to believe that 20th Century Fox, co-writer/director Shane Black and writer Fred Dekker were going to start from scratch. In an editorial I scribbled shortly after this announcement, I lamented the demise of the challenge that came with fashioning a good sequel. Especially making a good one in the wake of an unsuccessful sequel.

Shane Black apparently likes the challenge of crafting a good sequel. He told Collider today that the new Predator film is indeed a sequel and not a reboot.

“Why start over, when you’ve all this rich mythology yet to mine?” he told the site, adding that he can "really get behind inventive sequels."

He added, he liked “the idea of expanding and exploring the existing Predator mythology, rather than hitting the restart button.”

Black will be writing the treatment for the film, meanwhile, his collaborator on The Monster Squad, Fred Dekker, will be on scripting duties. I'm very curious to see if they're going to address Predators in any way.

Regardless of if they do or don't, this is terrific news. Now I'm excited.