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Predator Origin Story Coming From 20th Century Studios

After the disastrous last film, it looks like producers John Davis and John Fox want to go back to the roots of the franchise. The new and upcoming Predator film from Dan Trachtenberg, simply titled Skull, will be an origin story about the iconic Movie Monster.

Art by David Benzal

As revealed in an interview with Collider, Davis and Fox explained the film will be "an origin story about the Predator's first journey to this planet".

"It goes back to what made the original Predator movie work. It's the ingenuity of a human being who won't give up, who's able to observe and interpret, basically being able to beat a stronger, more powerful, well-armed force."

"It actually has more akin to The Revenant than it does any film in the Predator canon. You'll know what I mean once you see it," Fox continued to explain. Both producers were pumped about the script by Patrick Aison, but Davis reserved special praise for the film's "brilliant director" Trachtenberg.

"Watching dailies, you just understand how his vision is completely unique. He's got his own language and it's fresh and it's cool, and it's interesting."

Of course we can't talk about the original film without mentioning the iconic Arnold Schwarzenegger (and his one liners). As it stands nothing has been said to reveal any involvement from him or his character Dutch, with the setting for the film iI'm pretty confident in saying I don't think we'll see him in this. Skull takes a different approach to Dutch though and will boast a female hero, "which I always think is interesting," said Davis.

Aside from that little is known about the story, the cast, the release date and whether or not the film will be getting a PG-13 or R- Rating. Davis said it "it all depends on how you end up cutting it, right? It was conceived as an R-rated movie. It could easily end up PG-13. I guess I'm going to find out what it has to be or what it is when it's all cut together." The producers also revealed the film is about "three-quarters of the way through", so hopefully we'll be able to bring you more details and first look images soon.

More as we learn it.


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