Benicio Del Toro Might Star in Shane Black's THE PREDATOR
Director Shane Black is very excited about The Predator, and he's getting close enough to casting that fans can start getting excited about it too. According to THR, Benicio Del Toro is reportedly in talks to star in the new sci-fi actioner, which is being hailed as an ensemble piece led by the character BDT would play.
Around the time James Franco was rumored to be in contention for the lead role, we heard that this film's main character would be named Quinn Mackenna, and we know that the movie will take place thirty-plus years after the events of the original (seemingly making it more of a sequel than a remake or reboot), but beyond that, concrete details are hard to come by.
Black wrote the treatment, while his Monster Squad co-writer Fred Dekker handled writing the screenplay. A February 2017 start date is being eyed, so we'll see if this deal actually goes through and Del Toro officially joins the project. I can totally see him going toe to toe with a vicious alien, so it'll be interesting to see how he's utilized in this movie (which Black wants to be a big summer movie fans will want to line up to see).