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The 1987 Predator is a highly regarded action/sci-fi movie and considered one of the Arnold Schwarzenegger and spanned into two sequels and two movie encounters with the Xenomorphs from the Alien series. The Hollywood Reporter has broken the news that 20th Century Fox want to reboot the series and hired Shane Black to direct.
Black has two directional credits, the cult hit Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and superhero movie Iron Man 3. But he is best known as a writer, being involved in movies like The Lethal Weapon series and The Long Kiss Goodnight. Black is set to write a treatment with Monster Squad writer/director Fred Dekker taking on the scripting duties afterwards.
John Davis who produced the original movie is also producing the reboot with Fox executive Matt Reilly and Davis Entertainment’s Ira Napoliello also overseeing the project.
This will not be the first time Black has been involved with Predator franchise: he had a minor role in the original movie and did uncredited re-write work.