Director Shane Black says upcoming 'Predator' movie is more a sequel than reboot

By Will Ashton,

On Tuesday, the news was released that writer/director Shane Black (Iron Man 3), who was involved with the production of the original Predator, was going to be writing a treatment and likely directing an upcoming reboot of the franchise. However, it appears that the information was a bit skewed, as the movie will actually be more of a sequel than a reboot.

When speaking to Collider, Black revealed that, due to the mythology that is layered out in the series, the movie will be more of a semi-sequel than it will be a complete reboot.

"Why start over, when you’ve all this rich mythology yet to mine," Black told the blog on the matter.

Black also added that he doesn't care for reboots, but he can "really get behind inventive sequels." That means that he and his writing partner Fred Dekker don't exactly want to hit the reset button.

Other than these comments, Black doesn't quite have much more to add to the conversation that wasn't already said in the original report, but at least this sets things straight for fans. With that, it would seem that Black and his crew have something interesting up their sleeves for the new Predator movie.

Image courtesy of Carlos Diaz/INFGoff.com

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