Having originally been slated for release in February, 20th Century Fox and Shane Black’s reboot The Predator was pushed back to August, before settling – for the time being – on a September release date.
It was recently announced that the film would be undergoing two weeks of reshoots, and actor Keegan-Michael Key has now revealed to Cinema Blend that the additional photography has wrapped, and focussed on reworking the film’s third act.
“We just finished [reshoots] last week, and just about three-quarters of the third act was rewritten. And Shane Black is… he’s just a consummate professional, and a consummate writer. He’s a wordsmith! It was a really, really exhilarating experience, and I think that he’s still one of our most vibrant writers of cinema.”
Given the numerous delays, lack of promotional material, and word of these reshoots, it’s understandable that some fans are feeling a little anxious about the reboot at the moment. Hopefully some of those fears will be laid to rest when we get a first trailer, which Black has suggested will arrive mid-April (i.e. any time now).
The Predator is set for release on September 14th 2018 and features a cast that includes Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Augusto Aguilera (The Fifth Man), Jacob Tremblay (Room) Sterling K. Brown (This is Us, The People v. O.J. Simpson), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica) and Jake Busey (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series).