The Predator opens wide across the world very soon after a premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival where reactions labeled the sequel “fun” despite some flaws. While moving the series forward with a new set of characters, Predator also expands on the lore of the franchise with a new type of alien hybrid, the “Ultimate Predator.” And of course, there are also the Hell Hounds.
Imagine the new type of Predator marketing as a new product launch or a new model of car, and that it was advertised as such with its own sleek promo video. Screen Rant has an exclusive video on exactly that thanks to Fox which features the best look yet at the suit, armor, blades and helmet of the Ultimate Predator.
From previous movies Predators were depicted as creatures who have a strict code and a type of respect for fellow hunters. They used Earth and other planets in the past as hunting grounds for sport. In director Shane Black’s Predator however, the Predator is on Earth to conquer the world. Interestingly enough, this is also the first movie in the franchise to refer to the violent creature as “The Predator” directly.
“THE ULTIMATE UPGRADE HAS ARRIVED”
The Predator is written by Fred Dekker and Shane Black, produced by John Davis, Larry Gordon, and Joel Silver, and stars Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, Jane Thomas, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey, and Yvonne Strahovski.
Box office forecasts see The Predator opening to $25-30 million and the hope is that if there’s a sequel, Arnold Schwarzenegger could return. He was offered a part in this one but turned it down because he wanted a lead role, even after almost returning to the series four different times.
From the outer reaches of space to the to the backwoods of southern Georgia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before. And only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and an evolutionary biology professor can prevent the end of the human race.