The hugely anticipated new film in the Predator franchise has arrived in UK cinemas today. It is also available in IMAX 3D.
Shane Black’s The Predator is in UK cinemas and IMAX 3D cinemas today. From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Black’s explosive reinvention of the franchise. Now stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, the predator is back having genetically upgraded itself with DNA from other species. When an unassuming young boy accidentally triggers a call for the predators to return to earth, it’s up to a ragtag group of ex-soldiers and a science teacher to save the human race from annihilation.
Most intriguing about the rebooted Predator (and why we’re so excited about it) is Shane Black. He also writes the film. He’s the same Shane Black who ran around the jungle with Arnie as a fellow soldier in the original movie. He knows the character. He knows what the audience wants. He also knows – as evidenced by Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Iron Man 3 – how to find originality within audience-pleasing conventional structure. Oh, and he’s funny. Very funny.
The Predator arrives in UK cinemas (and IMAX 3D) today and stars Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Trevante Rhodes, Alfie Allen, Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown, Olivia Munn, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Yvonne Strahovski and Jake Busey.