20th Century Fox has released their first trailer for The Predator. Take a look.
So, if I’m understanding this correctly, the predator species of aliens sent the kid from The Room mail in order to call the predator aliens to earth? Or no? Probably no.
Either way, The Predator is coming this September and evidences that which we already know too well: franchise continuation haunts all things in Hollywood.
The Predator is written and directed by Shane Black, which is promising. And it’s full circle for him or whatever, too, since he played Hawkins (he was the guy who told all the pussy jokes) in the original, muscular, jungular 80s action classic, Predator.
But, alas, this trailer looks dopey AF. Even the official synopsis of The Predator is ridiculous. “From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia…” What? Small town streets tend to be in small towns, don’t they? Come on, copy writers!
Were I forced to predict, I’d predict we have another Total Recall on our hands. But predictions are a shaky business, so I tend not to make them (though if I did I’d say that was a pretty solid prediction).
–Christopher Zumski Finke