Predator Remake… Er… Reboot In The Works!

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predator1 Predator Remake... Er... Reboot In The Works!Sometimes it’s depressing writing about films. I know you find that hard to believe – but it’s true.  There are times when great concepts are destroyed; times when dream casting is ditched in favor of the “flavor of the month”; but most importantly it is when a great movie is remade.

Predator is the next film in the remake (sorry reboot) firing line, and to make matters worse the film is set up by talent fascists Fox.

Last year we reported that Predator producer Jon Davis was mulling over returning to the franchise with Arnold Schwarzenegger returning, but he was vague about details and it looked like the scenario was more “what if” than reality.

Now Bloody Disgusting reports that 20th Century Fox is once again raiding their vaults and dusting off anything with name recognition and that they’ve obviously now gotten as far as “P” because it’s Predator’s turn for a reboot. It’s not the first time the studio has pillaged the Predator franchise (excluding Predator 2) - they have previously cheapened the original by making two Alien Vs Predator movies.

There is one glimmer of hope in all this. Robert Rodriquez will be producing the film under his Troublemaker Studios banner. According to Bloody Disgusting:

“In the reboot a team of  commandos face down a mysterious race of vicious monsters.”

So more like Aliens with Predators then. If they wait until Schwarzenegger is out of political office and sign him up to return as Dutch, then this might be worthwhile. Otherwise I’m not too excited by a CGI laden effects Predator movie that has no thrills and very little excitement.

Hey, maybe I’m just cynical. What do you think?

Source: Bloody Disgusting

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  1. Maybe someone at Fox should spread the notion that calling this new entry a ‘reboot’ is totally unnecessary.
    If you are changing the characters, story, setting, and other stuff, then why is there a need to send out a press release saying ‘yes, we are rebooting the franchise’, why not send out a PR form saying ‘yes, we are making a NEW Predator film. This time, a team of elite commandos faces off against a group of Predators’? Make sense?
    Hell, even if you are using Arnold’s iconic Dutch character, there is no need to reboot the franchise, just tell the next story! Example, the military calls in Dutch to lead a commando team against this monstrous force which Dutch has faced before!
    Doesn’t that make sense to you guys?

  2. Perhaps an interesting way to attatch the “Preditor” franchise name to a real life scenario would be to have a film showing studio execs rooting through their libraries of film in the gloomy basement, hunting desperately through reel after reel for an already well executed concept that they could gut, ruin, and hang on their walls next to the remains of The Day The Earth Stood Still…

    I weep for the future.

  3. How about a variation on blipvert’s idea to remake Star Wars?

    With Zac Efron as Luke, Vanessa Hudgens as Leia…Samuel L. Jackson as Han Solo, and Robin Williams as Chewbacca (Have you SEEN how hairy that man IS???)

    A singing, dancing extravaganza, from the geniuses that brought you HSM 1, 2, and 3…it’s “Star Wars: The Musical”, with lightsaber-boogie choreography by Kenny Ortega.

  4. I like it, let’s roll with the idea…

  5. If a new Predator movie does come out it better be out in space on a strange new planet.How we get there I dont know, maybe its the future and we have the technology like in Aliens.And this planet should be the predators home planet.Now why we are there? maybe a crash landing, maybe we purposely go there for some reason or maybe the predators somehow lure or trap us there to hunt. Its the only way I see the franchise continuing with an impact. Something somewhat different.

  6. I didn’t read through all the previous posts so forgive me if this has already been mentioned. A REBOOT . . the franchise has already been broken down enough. I don’t see why they cant come up with an extended story line where they connect the space jockeys from alien and the predator race. Such as . . . space jockeys harvesting alien eggs . . . predators use aliens for game . . . predators hunting space jockeys through space to acquire alien eggs so they can continue their coming of age rituals . . . seriously it would make more sense, be a extension of both franchises . . .and it would explain why the space jockey ship crashed on LV426 in the first place. And have James Cameron Direct it for gods sake . . .

  7. !!!DO NOT REMAKE PREDATOR !!!
    thats the worst idea for a remake i”v ever heard
    its still a great movie even now in these days kids still love it