Director Shane Black has likened his experience on The Predator to another film of his, Iron Man 3 and also revealed how the film is similar to Logan.
Black shared with Collider on a set visit of The Predator that the film reminded him of his experience with Robert Downey Jr. on Iron Man 3
“On Iron Man, Downey would be like, ‘Time!’ and I’d be like, ‘We’re shooting!’ and he’d be, ‘No, shut the cameras,’ and we’d go back to the trailer and we’d all write because he wanted new lines,” says Black. “I mean, maybe it’s a little bit of that. Maybe I took a lesson from him. We’ve had a great deal of fun incorporating input from talented people who haven’t been looking at the same pages for two years.”
Black also said that the film is like Logan, serving as both an action film and a character piece.
“It wasn’t just an action movie, I thought. I think Logan’s actually not a bad model in terms of the time spent offering you satisfying action, but also visceral action and then also spending time on a surprising character piece,” Black shared of the film. “Y’know, if we can do half their business I’d be thrilled.”
The Predator star Boyd Holbrook, who also starred in Logan, talked about how the film reinvents the franchise in a similar fashion to what the The Dark Knight did with Batman.
“When people talk about reinventing, and I think Christopher Nolan is really the only person that’s really taken a franchise that people love and give it a complete freshness [with The Dark Knight], I think that’s what Shane is doing with this,” Holbrook shared. “Taking elements that already exist, pre-existing in the past franchise, and reinventing them.”
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“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.”
Hitting theaters on September 14, 2018, The Predator stars Boyd Holbrook, Yvonne Strahovski, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown, Jacob Tremblay, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey and Edward James Olmos. Stay tuned for more updates on the project!
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