Director Shane Black and 20th Century Fox have done a pretty good job of keeping the plot details of The Predator on the down-low. But, thanks to actor Thomas Jane, we now have our first real details about the certain plot elements of the movie and I love what I'm hearing!
Up until this point, all we've heard is a rumor that the film is partly set in suburbia, which could be true, judging by the poster that was released. We also know that the movie will continue with the continuity of the first two Predator films and follow a group of soldiers who would face off with the predator, so it's not a full-on reboot. We also know that the movie will be rated R.
As far as the new story details that we've learned, this is what Jane had to say in an interview with Shadow Nation:
“We play these veterans from like Afghanistan or the Iraq War or whatever. But we’re all fucking crazy so we go to the VA hospital to get our meds. We’re all like shellshocked, PTSD soldiers. We’re at the VA hospital and we’re in group therapy and of course, somebody flips out – this is backstory, I don’t think we really see this – somebody flips out and we all get arrested and get thrown onto the bus to go down to the hospital and they throw this other guy on the bus too.
"And he’s a guy they’ve actually marked to kill him because he’s seen a UFO, he’s seen the Predator ships come down so they lock him up and throw him in with us lunatics. They’re going to take that bus, drive it down to a ditch and shoot us all just to get rid of this one guy. But, of course, we take the bus over and we’re all like ‘fuck that, man, let’s go kill these fucking Predators ourselves.’ And we’re just crazy enough to believe that this guy really did see a UFO and there’s these aliens out there. So that’s kinda cool!”
That sounds absolutely AMAZING! That's freakin' crazy and I love this bonkers concept of a bunch of crazy-ass military veterans going after the predator! It's got a unique spin, and this is going to be one hell of a wild movie! Janes also goes on to confirm that the design of the predators hasn't changed.
“You know the Predators, they looked…you know they didn’t fuck those up. They’re still Predators and they’re pretty much the same Predator as always.”
We actually saw some set photos from the film featuring the Predators on an armored assault vehicle, which you can check out here. Jane also reveals that the movie will have that Shane Black kind of humor that his fans expect.
I can't wait to get our first look at this movie with a trailer! I'm excited to see how this movie turns out! The Predator opens in theaters on August 3, 2018.
The rest of the cast includes Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Trevante Rhodes (Westworld), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Jacob Tremblay (Room), Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Sterling K. Brown (The People vs. O.J. Simpson) and Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica).