Shane Black seems to be enjoying his promotion of The Predator, way ahead of release. But that’s okay because we enjoy it too. This week, speaking with IGN, Black says that they’re really going to go to town on getting it written properly.
We’re going to get a great cast and we really just write it and write and and write it – just keep writing it to make it as interesting and stuffed with ideas as we can and hopefully to re-infuse it with a sense of mystery. The worst thing you could hope for in one of these is a shot in bright sunlight of a field and the Predator just kind of walks on and ‘hello’ – you want to do… I keep going back to Ridley Scott, the way he captured the alien in that first movie. The sense of mystery and portent. If we could just cut into a little piece of that – that sort of vibe – and then I think there’s humour to be had too. And tonal shifting. I’m just having a ball. I’m getting more excited by the day, 30 years later working on this damn thing. Who would have thought when we started out and they were saying ‘Geez the costume doesn’t work – throw this back to Winston and let him save the day!” Eight weeks later “I don’t know, looks like dreadlocks to me!” Suddenly it’s the most iconic costume ever. It’s the most iconic movie ever. It’s lasted 30 years and here I am god blessedly making a… it’s just unbelievable to me.
Also interesting is what he says when asked if The Rock will do a Predator movie;
Oh! Um, well look, I’m meeting with him in a couple of weeks. Who knows?
Hmm, well, with the rumoured Arnie involvement… passing of the torch??