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26th Apr 2018

The Predator has released its official plot and it sounds utterly perfect

Paul Moore

Get to the chopppppppa!

With Avengers: Infinity War, Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom, Solo: A Star Wars StoryAnt Man and The Wasp, and The Meg aka “The Greatest Film in the History of Cinema” being released this year, it’s going to take one hell of a monster to compete with those films.

Thankfully, Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man 3) is about to reboot one of – if not the – most iconic villains in sci-fi history because the Predator is coming back and he’s an even uglier motherf**ker than before.

After reading this official synopsis, we’ve definitely got time to bleed because the most vicious warrior in the galaxy is back and it’s “stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before.”

Christ, after reading that description, we’re not even sure that the combined forces of Dutch, Dillon, Mac, Blain, Billy and Lieutenant Mike Harrigan could take down this new version of the Predator.

Then again, if it bleeds, we can kill it.

During a CinemaCon presentation, 20th Century Fox has finally released an official synopsis for The Predator and here it is:  “From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.”

Ok, so these new Predators are an even more efficient, ruthless and effective killing machine. We’re expecting spines to be ripped out and people to be skinned alive. YES!

In a previous interview with Shadow Nation, Thomas Jane, star of The Predator, talked about the new bunch of killers that are hunting the iconic monster.

He said: “We play these veterans from like Afghanistan, Iraq war or whatever. But we’re all fucking crazy so we go to the VA hospital to get our meds. We’re all like shellshocked, PTSD…soldiers. We’re at the VA hospital and we’re in group therapy and of course, somebody flips out…this is backstory, I don’t think we really see this…somebody flips out and we all get arrested and get thrown onto the bus to go down to the hospital and they throw this other guy on the bus too.”

Jane added: “And he’s a guy they’ve actually marked to kill him because he’s seen a UFO, he’s seen the Predator ships come down so they lock him up and throw him in with us lunatics. They’re going to take that bus, drive it down to a ditch and shoot us all just to get rid of this one guy. But, of course, we take the bus over and we’re all like “fuck that man, let’s go kill these fucking Predators ourselves” and we’re just crazy enough to believe that this guy really did see a UFO and there are these aliens out there. So that’s kinda cool!”

How insane and brilliant does that sound?

The cast of killers that will take on The Predator include; Boyd Holbrook (Narcos, Logan), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Keegan-Michael Key (Why Him?), Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Jacob Tremblay (Room) and Sterling K. Brown (The People vs. O.J. Simpson).

The Predator arrives on September 14, 2018.