Iron Man 3 director Shane Black has surprisingly come on board to write and direct a new Predator reboot for 20th Century Fox! Black also directed Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and wrote the Lethal Weapon movies and Monster Squad.
If Black wasn't on board the project I'd probably be pissed off that the movie was going to get remade again. Back in 2010, Robert Rodriguez made Predators, which was an ok film, but it didn't blow me away. It could have been way better. I'd like to think that Black is going to give us the badass Predator movie that fans expect and deserve.
Black was actually asked to help out with the original script back in 1986, but he turned it down. THR gave the story of how that all went down:
"The studio and producers wanted him to polish the script for Predator, which was then in pre-production. Black turned it down. A few weeks later, they approached him again. Once more, Black said no. Another few weeks went by, and then the studio called again. This time, however, he was told there was a small role in the movie and asked whether he would like to have it. Black said yes. When he arrived to the South American set, the studio execs and producers greeted him and said, 'By the way, would you mind taking a look at the script?' Black replied, 'I’m still not rewriting it.'"
He's 100 percent invested in the franchise now, and I can't wait to see what he does with it!