Fox plans Predator remake with Shane Black

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 June 2014
Shane Black

Shane Black

20th Century are planning a reboot of the '80s sci-fi flick 'Predator' and have called in 'Iron Man 3' screenwriter Shane Black to pen the film treatment

Shane Black is to direct a reboot of 'Predator'.

The 'Iron Man 3' director has been called in to pen the treatment for the movie and will oversee the screen writing after handing it over to his friend Fred Dekker - with whom he co-wrote the comedy-horror 'Monster Squad' in 1987.

Black will be joined on the project by the original picture's producer John Davis, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The action sci-fi - which originally starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers and Jesse Ventura - follows a group of commandos through the jungle as they are stalked by a vicious alien.

Black himself had a minor role in the 1987 film after producers attempted to persuade him to take a look at the script and improve it.

Meanwhile, the 'Lethal Weapon' creator is currently in the process of casting his latest flick 'The Nice Guys', a 1970's crime drama, with Hollywood legends Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling rumoured to be set to appear.

Black is also developing a movie version of the 1930's Pulp magazine character 'Doc Savage' for Sony and recently met with 'Thor' actor Chris Hemsworth to discuss the starring role.

Iron Man 3

  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US / China
  • 2h 9min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Shane Black
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow
  • UK release: 26 April 2013

Screenwriting legend Shane Black takes the reins for Robert Downey Jr's third individual outing as billionaire eccentric Tony Stark.

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