When you think of the movie Predator, you normally associate Arnold Schwarzenegger and you’d assume that he would be the most likely candidate to star in a reboot. However, Shane Black, who had a small part in the original, has been hired by Fox to lead their reboot.
Black directed last years Iron Man 3 and most famously scripted Lethal Weapon, but had gone off everyone’s radar for a bit after writing and directing the excellent Kiss Kiss Bang Bang in 2005. The Marvel gig last year has reinvigorated his career though and he has been linked with various films since.
Unfortunately Black isn’t scripting the movie and these duties have instead been handed to Fred Dekker, who has worked with Black before on Monster Squad, which Black also wrote in 1987. Black’s wit and intelligence always improve his scripts and so it will be hard for Dekker to live up to everyone’s expectations, and that’s even before the Predator fans get involved.