Shane Black's take on the iconic franchise offers plenty of the series' trademark humor, machismo, violence and horror.
If you thought the Predator was scary, wait until you see what scares him in the latest red band trailer for "The Predator."
Shane Black injects a new sense of danger and energy into the tired franchise that's seen diminished returns in its latest efforts. Hoping to get fans excited again, Black brings in an even bigger and nastier hunter that gives the original Predators pause.
Genetically altered and improved from the original model, he's so badass, he doesn't even bother to wear their trademark mask. And considering those O.G. Predators are already more than enough for humanity to handle, this latest threat is well above everyone's pay grade.
Luckily, the assembled cast brings plenty of swagger, so at least they'll die with some of that snappy Shane Black dialogue on their lips.
Sterling K. Brown is very serious and committed to his job, saying, "I'm in acquisitions. I look up and catch what falls from the sky." Only sometimes what he catches can turn invisible, make weird clicking noises, and rip your head off of your body without a moment's hesitation.
What follows is plenty of testosterone-fueled machismo, lots of violence and explosions, and what appears to be a genuine return to the horror-tinged angle that permeated the original films.
According to Black, this one builds on the first two films in the franchise, so it's definitely not a full reboot. It's just hoping to reboot that audience excitement.
"The Predator" premieres in theaters on September 4.