Sterling K. Brown is the latest addition to the cast of Shane Black’s The Predator
The cast of Shane Black’s The Predator continues to come together today as The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Sterling K. Brown (The People vs. O.J. Simpson, This is Us) is in talks to join the cast of the franchise sequel. The casting would place Sterling K. Brown as a government agent, starring opposite Boyd Holbrook (Narcos, Logan), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight) and Keegan-Michael Key (Keanu, Key & Peele).
The Predator offers a reboot/sequel to the sci-fi action franchise sequel with Shane Black (Iron Man 3, The Nice Guys) directing from a script by himself and his Monster Squad co-writer Fred Dekker. Filming is expected to begin next month.
Details on the film are still under wraps, but producer John Davis previously said: “The writing is so fresh, the perspective is so fresh. I’m telling you, you’re going to get something you don’t expect and you’re going to say, ‘This is the most entertaining way to reinvent a franchise.’”
Black also previously confirmed that the film remains in the continuity of the first two movies and isn’t a full reboot of the series. He said there is a reference in the script as to why the film has a singular title.
The original Predator was directed by John McTiernan and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of a United States special forces team that comes under attack from an alien entity that prizes the thrill of the hunt above all else. It was followed by a direct sequel, Predator 2, in 1990 before crossing over with Fox’s Alien franchise for two additional sequels, Alien vs. Predator and AvP: Requiem. In 2010, Nimrod Antal helmed a reboot with a new feature, Predators.
The Predator will be released in theaters on February 9, 2018
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