The Predator is back, and it won’t be wearing the skin of its 2018 successor. In light of the latter’s poor and criticism-ladled performance at the box office, an upcoming Predator movie won’t be following the developments in the most recent film.
The project, which sees 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg at the helm, will bring Patrick Aison onboard as scriptwriter, whose producer-writer credits include Treadstone, the Kingdom series, and Jack Ryan. John Davis, the producer of all four Predator movies, is set to return to the same role as well.
Details about the fifth installment in the Predator franchise is still being kept under wraps, but what’s known is that it will be released through 20th Century Studios. This entry also marks Trachtenberg’s second attempt at a feature film, who has previously worked on directing an episode of Black Mirror and the pilot to The Boys.
Upon catching wind of the news, the man confirmed that he has indeed been working on the new Predator movie for about four years now, and was looking forward to announcing the reveal in an official capacity. “This was meant to be a surprise,” he shared in a tweet, “It’s a bummer. But also…YAY!”
Considering the wildly inconsistent quality of the Predator films, though, the question of whether that’s a yay or a nay remains open to the floor. Only time will tell, but outperforming the derailing mess that was 2018’s The Predator (we gave it a 6.5 out of 10) shouldn’t prove to be too difficult, especially with Trachtenberg’s decent track record.
Welcome back, Predator.
Si Jia is a casual geek at heart – or as casual as someone with Sephiroth’s theme on her Spotify playlist can get. A fan of movies, games, and Japanese culture, Si Jia’s greatest weakness is the Steam Summer Sale. Or any Steam sale, really.