Just about any movie can be made better by adding a Predator to it
There have been many Predator crossovers since the movie character landed at Dark Horse Comics. Now, the galaxy’s fiercest hunter will meet America’s favorite teen.
Dark Horse announced at the New York Comic-Con that in 2015 it will bring you: Archie Meets Predator.
With writer Alex de Campi (Grindhouse, Lady Zorro, Smoke/Ashes) at the helm, and with artist Fernando Ruiz, things are going to get wild quick.
It 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.
This week brought news – I think it’s safe to say – none of us saw coming. Twentieth Century Fox announced it was rebooting 1987’s Predator with the ol’ team behind The Monster Squad – Shane Black and Fred Dekker – steering the ship. Shane, who actually co-stars in Predator, will pen the treatment and direct, while Dekker will be placed on scripting duties.
The news broke while I was out of the office, so I wasn’t able to weigh in on the initial announcement when it hit and was covered by Silas. And I want to say: What the hell?
Horror icons like the Cenobites from Hellraiser, Predator, Alien and Hellboy get the Manga treatment via artist Matsuda Yuusuke’s vision. Naturally, in this state, they’re adorable. And amusing. Yuusuke isn’t the first artist to interpret horror characters this way, of course, but I thought his pieces were certainly worth sharing.