Shane Black’s take on the Predator franchise sounds like it’s going to be one of the most unconventional, according to testimony from a Fox executive.
Variety recently interviewed 20th Century Fox CEO Stacey Snider and asked her about franchise-building, which is important for any major studio in the movie business. She singled out how Shane Black’s The Predator feels different from the other movies before going on to discuss X-Men and Kingsman as franchises:
“The franchises we make still need to be original. Deadpool was part of a cinematic universe, but it felt unique. We’ve got a Predator film coming out that is unexpected and utterly fresh. I just imagined that it would take 500 hours to read the script — that it would be interior jungle, exterior more jungle and then fighting happens, but Emma [Watts] went out and recruited Shane Black. From the first page, it didn’t read like a Predator film. It’s set in suburbia. There’s a little boy and his dad at the center of the action. X-Men is a franchise we intend to vigorously mine, but with an eye toward great variety. Kingsman can be a franchise. It’s based on a graphic novel, but it’s really the creation of Matthew Vaughn and his wild imagination.”
Given that no Predator movie has been able to live up to the original in terms of critical and audience reception, a less conventional take on the franchise is most likely justified. However, said take is likely going to be divisive unless it turns out to be the best since the 1987 classic.
The Predator begins the hunt on August 3, 2018. The film’s cast includes 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.
‘Alien’ Films Ranked From Worst To Best
The Alien Franchise has become a massive success ever since the first film was released back in 1979. A small but intimate film that changed horror and sci-fi cinema. The Alien known as the Xenomorph has become a part of the cultural zeitgeist with as much popularity as the greatest horror and sci-fi characters. The Xenomorphs in these films are almost more popular than the films themselves so much so that they have been a part of crossovers with the Predator series as well. With the release of the trailer to Alien: Covenant it is the perfect time to look back at this franchise and see which ones remain the best out of all of them.
This list will not include the Alien Vs. Predator films seeing as they are their own separate crossover series. So without further ado here is are the Alien Films Ranked From Worst To Best!