The next installment in The Predator film series, which is being directed by Iron Man 3-helmer Shane Black and is rumored to be taking the fight to the suburbs, has been pushed back by 20th Century Fox.
The Predator was originally scheduled to be released on February 9, 2018, facing stiff competition from the third film in Universal's Fifty Shades of Grey franchise and Sony's Margot Robbie-led Peter Rabbit. However, Fox didn't leave that weekend vacant. It put the long-delayed Maze Runner: The Death Cure in that spot.
The Predator now has a summer opening, coming out on August 3, 2018. It'll open against Universal's Scarface remake, being written by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, and Warner Bros.' Meg, which stars Jason Statham and is about a massive shark terrorizing anything and everyone in its path.
The Predator is being directed by Shane Black, who is best known to our community for directing and co-writing Iron Man 3 (2013) as well as penning Lethal Weapon (1987). Black co-wrote The Predator script with Fred Dekker (RoboCop 3).
The film is a sequel, not a reboot, and will acknowledge events from the first two films in the sci-fi action series: Predator (1987) and Predator 2 (1990).
The cast features Boyd Holbrook (Narcos, Logan), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse, Office Christmas Party), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Sterling K. Brown (The People v. O. J. Simpson), Jacob Tremblay (Room), Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Augusto Aguilera (Chasing Life), and Jake Busey (Starship Troopers).
Production commenced last month and filming is currently taking place in Vancouver.
The Predator hits theaters on February 9, 2018 August 3, 2018.
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