The Predator | Sunday Observer

The Predator

While The Predator is actually the fourth film in the main series of Predator movies, chronologically, it is the third movie—set in 2018, between the events of 1990’s Predator 2 and and 2010’s Predators. We don’t know much about the plot yet, but some tantalizing details have allowed us to read between the lines. It will star Boyd Holbrook as Quinn McKenna—an ex-Marine who discovers that the Predators exist, and recruits a team to help him hunt them down. Rounding out his team include castmates Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan Michael-Key, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, and child actor Jacob Tremblay, who will play Quinn’s son. The other supporting cast members include Yvonne Strahovski and Edward James Olmos, as well as Jake Busey—he will make an appearance as the son of “Peter Keyes” from Predator 2—a character which was played by Jake’s father, Gary Busey. Filming wrapped in June 2017, and the movie is scheduled to premiere August 3rd, 2018. Shane Black (who played “Hawkins” in the original Predator) has returned to the franchise—this time as the director. Black apparently wants to keep the spirit of the original film alive with this sequel, and has made it clear that it won’t be rated PG-13. Cast member Sterling K. Brown has also dropped hints that The Predator will have many “wicked” funny moments, much like the original film. If Black can truly capture the nostalgia of Predator while keeping the story fresh, The Predator should be a 2018 sci-fi blockbuster.