Saturday, 15 October 2016

Benicio Del Toro in talks for The Predator

Shane Black, a man bearing no small history with the Predator franchise given that he appeared in and wrote some of the script for the 1987 original, is currently hard at work developing a fresh take on the alien hunter character with The Predator. Now news arrives via Deadline that Benicio Del Toro (Sicario) is in talks to star in the new movie.

There are not many details about the new Predator in the wild yet, though Black, talking at a Q&A session for The Nice Guys hosted by Empire magazine back in May, teased his ideas. "It's an attempt to 'event-ise' the Predator again," Black said. "An attempt to make it more mysterious. The Predator has been so overdone. Every couple of years, there's a knock-off churned out. Very low budget with a guaranteed return."

With Fred Dekker (RoboCop 3) also working on the script the hero is named – at least for now – Quinn McKenna, though the report on Del Toro entering talks for the movie doesn't state whether he is looking at playing the lead, or another main role.

Del Toro has been entering several science fiction worlds of late. He was The Collector in Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014) and has a still mysterious role in Rian Johnson's (Looper) Star Wars: Episode VIII.

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