Ever since it was announced that Shane Black would be putting together a new entry in the Predator franchise, we’ve been waiting on pins and needles to learn more. That being said, it didn’t help much when Arnold Schwarzenegger recently said that he wasn’t a fan of the script. However, that sentiment apparently isn’t being shared by the cast of the film.
Chatting with EW, Sterling K. Brown talks about The Predator, saying, “Shane has his whole take on it and it’s very different than the original Predator. It’s got a really wicked sense of humor to it, which I love about it. And it’s got a real camaraderie amongst the main characters that I think folks will be attracted to. That’s pretty much all I can say.”
I think we can all agree that the original Predator had its fair share of humor. After all, who doesn’t chuckle at Jesse Ventura’s absurd bravado or when he calls himself a “sexual Tyrannosaurus“? So if Brown says that Shane Black’s film has some humor in it, I’m actually all for that. It’ll only make it feel all the more like a faithful continuation!
The film stars Thomas Jane, Edward James Olmos, Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes, Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn, Alfie Allen, Yvonne Strahovski, Augusto Aguilera, and Keegan-Michael Key.
Black is directing from a script by Fred Dekker. John Davis, Joel Silver, and Lawrence Gordon — who produced the original — are producing.
Look for The Predator in theaters on February 9, 2018.