Shane Black’s The Predator was arguably one of the bigger moviegoing disappointments of 2018 and after some last minute controversy and lacklustre reviews it’s not too surprising that he wouldn’t be asked back to direct a sequel. However, that being said, it looks like 20th Century Studios is still moving forward with a new Predator movie under Disney ownership… it just won’t pick up where the last one left off. We are hearing that the next Predator movie is in development with Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) attached to direct. Hit the jump to find out what we know.
According to Deadline, Dan Trachtenberg is currently developing and is attached to direct a fifth Predator movie for 20th Century Studios. In addition to directing 10 Cloverfield Lane, Trachtenberg previously directed an episode of Black Mirror and the pilot episode of Amazon’s The Boys. The script is currently being written by Patrick Aison who was a writer and producer on such TV shows as Treadstone, Jack Ryan and Wayward Pines.
Although Shane Black’s film clearly left the door open for a sequel, we are hearing that the next Predator film “won’t swing back to the developments in the most recent film.” That is probably for the best, although it makes you wonder which (if any) other previous Predator movies will be acknowledged. The Predator managed to give nods to all of the previous films without being tied directly to them and perhaps this is the same approach that Trachtenberg will be taking. Are you excited about the possibility of another Predator movie?