New details emerged today about the highly anticipated reboot of the popular Predator franchise with Bloody Disgusting reporting that we’ll finally be honing in on answers as to why the vicious alien race has been using our planet as a hunting ground.
Jake Busey, son of Gary who starred in Predator 2, will be playing the son of his father’s character from the previous installment. According tot he younger Busey The Predator will take place in the timeline between Predator 2 and 2010’s Predators. Busey has been quoted further as saying that the film will focus on who the Predators are and why it is that they’ve been coming to this planet.
The franchise is obviously in good hands with Shane Black at the helm. The writer/director has a string of credits that include writing popular classics like Lethal Weapon and everyone’s favorite The Monster Squad. To add further weight to his credentials, Black also happened to appear in the original 1987 film.
Black has assembled one hell of a cast for this latest entry. Busey will appear alongside Olivia Munn (X-Men Age of Apocalypse), Sterling K. Brown (Supernatural), Thomas Jane (1922), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), and Keegan-Michael Key (Keanu).
With the promise of long awaited answers and the seriously talented cast and crew, it appears that The Predator is well on its way to box office success!