Fans of The Predator can now get their hands on an official app designed just for lovers of the franchise. Though 1987's Predator was a modest hit for a low-budget action/horror film, the movie's cult status has only grown over time. That stature would eventually lead to sequels, toys, video games, and face-offs against the Xenomorphs from the Alien franchise. Next year, original star Shane Black's updated take on the series will hit theaters, continuing the story for a new generation of fans.
While The Predator won't strictly be a sequel, it's likely to feature plenty of nods to the history of the series that hardcore fans will appreciate. So far, we haven't learned a ton about the movie; we've seen a few set photos, but fans are still anxiously awaiting a trailer. Given that the movie wrapped filming last month and Comic-Con is coming up this weekend, there's a good chance we'll get our first good look at the movie very soon. In the meantime, the minds behind the franchise are launching a new way for fans to interact with the series and one another.
20th Century Fox have just launched a new fan app for The Predator and the franchise as a whole. With it, fans can compete in challenges, join forums to discuss the films, and enjoy a new weekly news breakdown called 'The Rundown' which will delve into all things related to the series.
Along with the app, which is available starting today on iOS and Android, fans will have a chance to win a new mini poster for The Predator at Comic-Con this week. A Predator cosplayer will be wandering around the convention and fans who go take a photo with them will have the chance to nab one of the exclusive posters.
Given the release of the app and the Comic-Con tie in, it seems safe to assume some news of the film will come out of this week's expo. Hopefully, that means a trailer. Then again, even some more official images or information on the movie would be exciting.
Though 2010's Predators did alright at the box office considering its small budget, Fox are likely hoping for a bigger splash this time around. Luckily, with Shane Black bringing his expertise to the film, there's a good chance it will be a huge hit. With a year to go before release, we should learn a lot more about The Predator and its prospects soon.
Source: 20th Century Fox
- The Predator (2018) release date: Sep 14, 2018