Predator reboot to be written/direcred by Shane Black


#161

My buddy’s quote - Highlander 2 never happened.


#162

Ain’t this some shit.

Striegel, 47, didn’t have a big role in his longtime friend Shane Black’s reboot of the sci-fi thriller — just a three-page scene shared with actress Olivia Munn.

But last month, Munn learned that Striegel is a registered sex offender who pleaded guilty in 2010 after facing allegations that he attempted to lure a 14-year-old female into a sexual relationship via the internet. When Munn shared the information with Fox on Aug. 15, studio executives quickly decided to excise him from the movie.

“I personally chose to help a friend,” Black said in a written statement to The Times. “I can understand others might disapprove, as his conviction was on a sensitive charge and not to be taken lightly.”

But he said he has long believed that Striegel was “caught up in a bad situation versus something lecherous.”

Shane, WTF?


#163

Caught up in a bad situation for trying to lure a 14 year old girl into a sexual relationship… and he was caught so maybe a sting or something… bad situation doe snot even begin to cover what that is. or yeah, wtf.


#164

The only way you cover for a friend trying to hook up with a 14-year old is if your friend is also a 14-year old. WTF.


#165

Variety saw it at the TFF.

For an entry that can’t take itself seriously for a minute (excluding the inevitable mawkish half-minute of affirming “it’s about family”), this one doesn’t actually seem to have a humorous angle on its source material. Like everything else here, it tosses out its dumb yucks and rare good Iines with pummeling haste audiences don’t have time to groan before the next explosion or stunt fall or CGI effect usurps their place. It’s an exhaustingly energetic mess in which a coherent plot and credible characters aren’t even on the cluttered menu. When general audiences queue up for the onslaught (the film opens a week after its Toronto Film Festival premiere), they may well resent being so crassly pandered to. Then again, they may lap it up.


#166

How do you fuck up a movie like Predator, really? You just throw a bunch of hard-ass characters into a jungle and let them be picked off one at a time by a superior alien force. Oh wait, they did that one already.


#167

Which is precisely why I’m okay with them trying to tell new stories.


#168

Sometimes there is only one story to tell or movie like say Jaws…and Predator. Hollywood just can’t stop itself from beating that dead horse


#169

Well I suppose they could have done the origin of Predator, you know screw it over like they did with Alien, or go back in time or forward since they’ve been hunting for awhile. I mean it’s a cool alien… lots they could have done rather than rehash with a few cliche characters and some brainiac kid with Autism. Sounds like this approach wasn’t great. That’s too bad. Anymore cool alien franchises left to ruin?


#170

They could do a remake of The Blob.

Oh! Oh! They should do Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! As a prequel tie in where the Blob is a big mass of tomato sauce!

I’m pretty sure I’m kidding. Probably. After Sharknado, I’ve kinda lost track of where the line is.


#171

Hollywood doesn’t really do a bunch of hard-ass characters in anything, do they? It has to be a diverse mix of cliches now.


#172

Time for that Critters reboot.


#173

I agree. I’m fuzzy on the details, but I remember Danny Glover’s character in Predator 2 discovering trophies from the Old West.

I’d love to see the Predator in an Old West period, where someone takes him on and actually manages to beat the alien.


#174

It couldn’t be worse than Cowboys and Aliens right… I mean this time the aliens would actually be worthwhile.


#175

The people I know here who saw it at the premiere didn’t have anything good to say about it, other than Olivia Munn is charming in person.

That said, all may not be lost - not really the type of movie they’d be into generally anyway.


#176

One of the predators even tosses him a flintlock pistol that had a date engraved on it IIRC. From late 1700s some time, as I recall.


#177

Predator - El Diablo would be the title for the old west one. Your’e welcome Hollywood.

An ex union soldier tired of war retires to Arizona and gets caught up in the local legend.

We’ve crowd sourced the next movie.


#178

I would watch the hell out of that.


#179

This sounds awesome. Where do I sign up? How much money do you need, and do early adapters get a a piece of the profit.

Also, there is a pyramid in the movies we don’t really talk about. If they came for mankind then and returned, that would suggest even our ancient ancestors put up a fight worth coming back for… that would be fun to watch too.


#180

Early investors totally get a share of the profits.

Other characters and we will need diversity:
Escaped slave(s)
Love interest - hispanic actress
Chinese 49er gold miners - got to appeal to the Asian market
and of course the native American tracker character

This movie is literally writing itself.