The Predator film will be added to the roster of the Predator movie franchise, while Benicio Del Toro is in early talks to star the rumored “part sequel, part reboot” science fiction.
The fourth film to be added to the franchise is officially green lit by 20th Century Fox, according to Deadline. The Oscar-winner is approached to cast. However, there is no confirmation yet on what his role will be. In the same way, the plot is still under wraps.
Del Toro is no stranger to sci-fi movies. Variety reports Del Toro’s upcoming films includes Star Wars: Episode VIII. His 2015’s Sicario will also become a franchise of its own with the sequel Soldado, which is already in the works. The 49-year-old actor has also appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) as the Collector.
Currently called The Predator, the film will be the fourth installment of the Predator movies that started in 1987 in which Arnold Schwarzenegger was starring. There are three films so far: Predator (1987), Predator 2 (1990) and Predators (2010). Aside from that, the series has two crossover movies, Alien vs. Predator (2004) and Alien vs. Predator: Requiem (2007), where the franchise’s predators met with creatures from another film franchise, Alien.
The Predator, also the overly used title for the films, is an extraterrestrial creature in a mission to hunt down a U.S. Army Special Forces group in lieu of a war between the rebel and government forces.
The newest Predator film will be directed by Shane Black. Black’s previous directing experience includes Iron Man 3 and The Nice Guys. It is notably not the first time Black has involved in the series. The director actually helped write the first film. He also appeared in the movie as the first one to be killed by the Predator in Schwarzenegger’s special forces group.
Production for The Predator film will likely commence next year with a scheduled Feb. 9, 2018 release date.
Photo source: Alien vs. Predator Official Page