News broke yesterday saying Iron Man 3 director Shane Black was teaming with Fred Dekker for a new Predator film at Fox and word was it was a reboot. Black would be writing the treatment, Dekker would write the screenplay and then Black might decide to direct. Well, a twist to that story has arrived courtesy of Collider who spoke with Black and asked about the film being a reboot, or is it?
"[No, it's not a reboot as] far as Fred and I are concerned anyway," Black said, adding "Why start over, when you've all this rich mythology yet to mine?" Black said he doesn't like reboots generally, but can "really get behind inventive sequels", noting that he likes "the idea of expanding and exploring the existing Predator mythology, rather than hitting the restart button."
I can't quite decipher what exactly makes something an "inventive sequel" rather than just a standard sequel and I can't remember enough about Robert Rodriguez's lackluster Predators to know where that would go and even the Danny Glover-led Predator 2 fades from my memory. Perhaps they'll get Arnie Schwaranegger back. Who knows, but apparently it will fit within all we've seen so far.