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The Predator

The newest sequel/reboot to Predator.

Yvonne Strahovski Joins 'The Predator'

Yvonne Strahovski Joins 'The Predator'

Shane Black's The Predator has added its second female actress in the form of Yvonne Strahovski, who will play the mother of Jacob Tremblay's character. The boy is described as troubled, "who is accidentally drawn into the conflict with the fierce alien creatures by [strahovski's] ex-husband." That ex-husband is Boyd Holbrook, of Logan and Narcos fame, who stars.

Benicio del Toro Drops out of 'The Predator,' Boyd Holbrook Steps In
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Benicio del Toro Drops out of 'The Predator,' Boyd Holbrook Steps In

Shane Blacks Predator film looks set to cast Boyd Holbrook in the lead role to replace Benicio del Toro, who was in talks last month to star. — THR reports the casting, and while del Toro was in negotiations, scheduling was proving to be an issue and the film was pushed back to attempt to make i work. Further projects for the actor meant that he has been made unavailable again.

Benicio Del Toro in Talks for 'The Predator' Reboot
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Benicio Del Toro in Talks for 'The Predator' Reboot

Benicio Del Toro is lined up for a starring role in the upcoming Predator reboot, reports THR. — Shane Black directs the new film, which is being overseen by 20th Century Fox. John Davis, Joel Silver, and Lawrence Gordon are producing. Fred Dekker penned the script with a revision by Black. Production is slated for February 2017, a year out from release.

James Franco Rumoured for Shane Black's 'The Predator'
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James Franco Rumoured for Shane Black's 'The Predator'

Rumour is swirling that James Franco is being looked at for the lead role in Shane Black's Predator revival The Predator. — Reports had Black looking closely at more seasoned action stars such as Ben Affleck, Christian Bale, and Tom Hardy, but Franco seems to be the next on their list. The actor starred in 127 Hours and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Why Shane Black Changed His Mind and Took Over 'The Predator' Revival
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Why Shane Black Changed His Mind and Took Over 'The Predator' Revival

Writer/director Shane Black wasn't always 100% onboard to revive the Predator franchise. — "I was reluctant. I said, 'Look. You guys at Fox, I mean, I enjoy these movies, but we've been churning out these AvP whatever, they each cost a certain amount of money, they're okay, but there's no effort to elevate them or make them any kind of an event.' They're just sort of another Predator," Black told Thrillist.

Official Release Dates for The Predator, Alien: Covenant Set

Official Release Dates for The Predator, Alien: Covenant Set

Two of films most popular monster franchises have been officially dated for release, with less than a year splitting the two. — Alien: Covenant has been set for August 4, 2017, a date with very little competition either side of it. The film picks up ten years after Prometheus, meant to begin bridging the gap between the prequel and the original Alien film.